Mr. Marc Timmer

Head of Stadia & Security, Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)

Marc Timmer joined UEFA in 2002 as the organisation’s

first Head of Stadium and Security. His main

responsibility was to develop and implement UEFA’s

stadium and security policies and strategies and to

enhance pan European partnerships with relevant

institutions such as the EU and the Council of Europe.


For more than ten years, he oversaw the safety and

security of all UEFA competitions and UEFA EURO

tournaments. For UEFA EURO 2012, Timmer steered the

development and construction of the stadia in Poland

and Ukraine and implemented joint training programmes

for police commanders and stadium managers. He also

supervised safety and security operations during the



Marc Timmer now leads the UEFA Stadium and Security

Strategy and Development programme. His main

responsibility is to oversee and support the integrated

approach to safety, security and service across UEFA’s 55 member associations. He also continues to have the lead role in enhancing UEFA’s pan European partnerships.


Before joining UEFA in 2002, Marc Timmer was Head of Stadia and Security at Royal Dutch Football Association. He moved to this position after working in the Dutch Ministries of Justice and Internal Affairs as a policy adviser. He holds degrees in several subject areas, including Public Administration, Social Science and Public Safety and Security Studies.

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