Profile: Decision to jump into football was a defining moment of Jonathan Hill’s career
The Englishman was appointed to top role at FAI largely due to his considerable commercial experience
By the time Jonathan Hill was appointed as the FAI’s first permanent chief executive since John Delaney, the 60-year-old Englishman, while a relative unknown in Ireland, was well acquainted with the broader footballing world.
Hill first rose to prominence as the commercial mastermind credited with England’s famous “Football’s Coming Home” slogan when the country hosted Euro ’96.
“I took a huge drop in salary in accepting the job, so it really was a career-defining moment – but one that I would never regret,” Hill told Up Magazine, a sport and leisure publication, in 2020.