Museums and Attractions
In 1997 Kevin took the opportunity to become the first Director (CEO) of the project to set up the National Football Museum in Preston, England. The permanent home of the FIFA Collection, this £15 million museum opened in 2001 and attracted over 100,000 visitors each year. From Preston he also created exhibitions across the UK and overseas, including: with UEFA in Brussels in the European Parliament; with UEFA in Liverpool for the European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008; and in Hong Kong, Germany and Japan. In 2010 Kevin secured a £28.5 million deal to create a new public face of the National Football Museum in Manchester. This opened in 2012, to great acclaim, attracting over 500,000 visitors each year.
Infrastructure and Heritage
From 2017 to 2019 Kevin was the first Chief Executive of the Humber Bridge Board, UK. He led aspects of the operation and development of a major part of Britain’s transport infrastructure, and developed plans for this to become major visitor destination. In July 2017 the Humber Bridge became a Grade 1 listed building. Kevin was responsible for the maintenance and operation of the £500 million Bridge and the £20 million annual turnover tolling business. The Humber Bridge was the largest single span bridge in the world from 1981 to 1998 and is still the largest leisure bridge in the world. Under his leadership a visionary Strategic Masterplan and Learning Programme were developed and are ready to be enacted.
Kevin has been a university academic, as a Lecturer in History, Museum Studies, and Football Studies, and a Visiting Fellow in football history and sports history at a number of universities. Between 1992 and 1997 Kevin was a Lecturer in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, the world’s leading centre of its kind for postgraduate teaching and research. In 2005 Kevin was headhunted for 18 months to establish the research centre the International Football Institute (IFI) at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). He has published 11 books and 27 academic papers.
Kevin now undertakes a portfolio of roles, sharing the vast experience he has gained in a 35-year career in museums, heritage, universities, attractions and infrastructure, with particular expertise in football, sport and popular culture.
“Kevin is a very experienced and results driven executive. He created a new world recognised museum and it was his leadership that ensured the museum achieved its place on the world stage.”
Paul Dermody OBE, former Chair of Trustees, National Football Museum
“I had the pleasure of working with Kevin when he was the visionary director of the National Football Museum, achieving outstanding visitor numbers and national recognition.”
Lord Richard Faulkner, The Right Honourable Lord Faulkner of Worcester, former Trustee, National Football Museum.
“It is with so much pleasure that I write a recommendation for Dr Kevin Moore. He is a remarkable writer and researcher, a profound public educator, and a truly stellar human being.”
Professor Tara Brabazon, Dean of Graduate Research and Professor of Cultural Studies at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.