Karl Lines

National Manager for Youth Engagement & Leadership, The Football Association

Karl Lines is the national manager for youth engagement and leadership at the Football Association in England. In addition he is also an official advisor to FIFA on leadership development and educational programs. Previously Karl worked in international relations and advised domestic and international agencies, NGOs and sporting organisations on youth policy design, strategy and projects. Prior to joining The FA, he was the Chief Executive of a leading body for college sport in England. He is a qualified teacher, has a Master’s Degree in International Sports Management and is currently authoring his first book on ‘How Organisations Become World Class’ following thought leadership research that he wrote in 2016.