Mary Harvey is an accomplished and innovative sports governance and sustainability executive with 15+ years leading worldwide initiatives to achieve societal change and gender equity through sports. Mary’s initiatives have been implemented globally through a variety of organisations, having sustained impact in the empowerment of girls and women, inclusion of marginalised groups, and stewardship of the environment.
As Chief Executive, Mary is spearheading the development of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights. This includes oversight for the Centre’s vision, including facilitating the deliberations of the Centre’s multi-stakeholder Advisory Council, operational and financial management, stakeholder engagement, and good governance.
A lifelong athlete, Mary enjoyed an 8-year career with the US Women’s National Soccer Team, winning the inaugural FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991 and Olympic Gold in 1996. Mary holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and a BS from UC Berkeley.