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Three former members elected to the PFA Players’ Board

Newly elected board members

Elected former player representatives 

Peter Vincenti has been re-elected to the PFA’s Players’ Board, after first becoming a member of the Management Committee (now the Players’ Board) in 2015. As current Vice Chair of the PFA, Vincenti works closely with the leadership to set the union’s strategic direction and ensure the views of the membership are reflected. During his playing career, he represented several teams across League One and League Two and served as a PFA Player Delegate. Vincenti completed his MBA through the Open University while still playing, and currently works in finance. 

Tom Adeyemi joins the Players’ Board following a playing career spanning over a decade, including in the Championship for clubs Norwich City, Birmingham City, Cardiff City and Ipswich Town. He has served as a PFA Player Delegate on multiple occasions, acting as a liaison between his teammates and the players’ union. Since retiring from professional football, Adeyemi has worked in strategic consulting and is pursuing an MBA at the world-renowned Harvard Business School. 

Simon Gillett’s 25 years in football brings a wealth of experience to the Board. He played for nine teams throughout his career across the Championship and Leagues One and Two, making over 250 appearances for Southampton, Doncaster Rovers and Nottingham Forest, among others. Gillett now leans on his vast understanding of the game as a Senior Scout for Chelsea FC and is also completing his UEFA B Licence.  

The Players’ Board consists of 13 elected representatives and ensures that the voices of players from across the professional game are heard by the union’s leadership team. The Board is made up of two current playing representatives from the Premier League, WSL, Championship, League One and League Two, as well as three former members.  

In line with trade union law, all ballots were conducted via the post. The voting period closed on 20th October 2023. The scrutineers were Civica Election Services. 

Click here to view all members of the PFA’s Player Board.  

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