FIFPRO has hired management consultancy Oliver Wyman to help enhance its governance structures and strengthen representation of professional footballers.
With Oliver Wyman’s support, FIFPRO will carry out a structural review in order to further improve the international player union’s collaboration with 66 affiliated national unions who, between them, represent more than 60,000 players.
The exclusive global representative of professional players, FIFPRO has recently negotiated the right for footballers to receive a share of FIFA Women’s World Cup prize money and successfully pushed for the first maternity rules across professional football.
Last year, FIFPRO supported unions and players in hundreds of employment tribunal cases. As the game evolves at a rapid rate, it is leading campaigns to protect the data rights of players and ease mounting workload at the top of the game.
The structural review over the coming months will cover areas including FIFPRO’s leadership, decision-making processes, and operations.
“We are proud of the work that FIFPRO and national unions do to help players at all levels of the game. However, professional football is evolving, and it is important to review how we operate and ensure we are providing the best possible service for players,” FIFPRO’s board said in a statement.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Oliver Wyman to develop FIFPRO so that it continues to deliver value to unions and players for decades to come. Governance improvements will provide an even better framework to support the work we do for players.”