The Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness for FIFA26 Inc. will lead the safety planning for all venues in alignment with the specific regional safety and security director, including aligning with the FIFA26 medical and EMS strategy, and will be responsible for the successful and safe delivery of these areas at FIFA World Cup 2026 and its test events. A total of 48 teams, more than six million fans, a workforce and team of volunteers numbering over 200,000 and millions more will take part in FIFA World Cup festivities at official events and venues across the three host countries, creating one of the largest coordinated operations to date in terms of emergency preparedness. In addition, this role will support the implementation of the team safety strategy and coordination of an overall training and exercise concept.
Reporting to the Chief Safety and Security Officer, this critical role will manage the planning, coordination and implementation of the comprehensive safety and emergency functions across the three co-host nations.
Working closely with FIFA counterparts from the Safety & Security and Medical departments, the Director will have oversight of the FIFA26 overall strategy for the subsidiaries in the USA, CAN and MEX. He/she will also be responsible for implementation of measures for any FIFA26 ancillary events taking place in any of the three countries.