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  • Tony Clark (USA), Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association –MLBPA, (President) 
  • Camila Garcia (Chile), FIFPRO Global Board Member (First Vice President) 
  • Omar Hassanein (Ireland), the Chief Executive Officer of International Rugby Players (Vice President) 
  • Lloyd Howell, Jr. (USA), Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association – NFLPA 
  • TBD (USA), National Basketball Players Association – NBPA  
  • Terri Jackson (USA), Executive Director of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association – WNBPA 
  • Paul Marsh (Australia), Board member of the Australian Athletes Alliance – AAA, and CEO of the AFL Players Association 
  • Tom Moffat (Australia), Chief Executive of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) 
  • Stefano Sartori (Italy), Associazione Italiana Calciatori (AIC) 
  • Dejan Stefanovic (Slovenia), FIFPRO Global Board Member 
  • Paulina Tomczyk (Spain), General Secretary of European Athletes & Players Association (formerly EU Athletes) 
  • Marty Walsh (USA), Executive Director of the National Hockey League Player Association – NHLPA 
  • Takuya Yamazaki (Japan), Legal Counsel and Board Member of the Japanese Professional Baseball Players Association – JPBPA; and 
  • Christy Hoffman (Switzerland), General Secretary of the UNI Global Union (Ex Officio) 


Tony Clark, Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) was elected President of World Players in June 2023. Speaking on his appointment, Clark said: 

“The MLBPA has a proud, 57-year history of success rooted in unity and a highly engaged membership. We look forward to actively contributing to building the strength and solidarity of our brother and sister unions globally. As the MLBPA’s history clearly demonstrates – the right to organize and ensuring athletes have an equal say in all matters affecting their careers and livelihoods – must be the basis for athlete rights worldwide.”

Executive Director

The Executive Committee appointed Matthew Graham as Head of UNI World Players to lead the organization’s ongoing work in April 2024.

Graham is a Switzerland-based, Australian labour lawyer, who was the interim Executive Director of World Players since May 2023, having previously been its Director of  Legal Player Relations. Since joining World Players in November 2017, Matthew has played a key role in achieving important reforms to the World Anti-Doping Code; securing acknowledgement that athlete rights are worker rights at the International Labour Organization (ILO); and played a leading role in the player association response to the Covid-19 pandemic. He has significantly expanded best practice sharing between affiliates in keareas such as organizing and bargaining, commercialization and innovation, and women’s sport.