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UK Sports Ground Safety Authority has two new inspectors

Geoff Galilee (pictured left) and Ken Scott have joined the Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) as inspectors. Galilee will be covering football clubs in London and the South East on a part time basis. He has considerable experience in the administration and enforcement of sports grounds safety and in particular major events, after having responsibility for both the old and new Wembley Stadiums for some 26 years.

During this time he was also an author for the HSE’s ‘Purple Guide’ on event safety, Chair of the Wembley Stadium SAG and then Head of Stadium Safety and Event Regulation and Chair of the Special SAG for Wembley during the 2012 Olympics.

Ken will be the Inspector for football clubs in the North and North East. He joins from Sunderland City Council where he headed up building control and planning services and had additional responsibilities in the areas of safety of sports grounds and event management and for the last 11 years held the role of chair of the Sunderland, Stadium of Light Safety Advisory Group.

His recent chairmanships include the Core Cities Group Safety of Sports Grounds and Event Management Group and the RICS Building Control Professional Group.

Ken was the City Council’s lead technical officer and chair of the Major Event Safety Advisory Group in its partnership with Sunderland Football Club in the production of major music concerts at the Stadium of Light. The venue has played host to over 750,000 music fans over the last five years attracted by international recording artists such as Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay and Oasis.