2014 FIFA World Cup – Brazil

Pearce International Director Jayne Pearce was FIFA Media Officer in the venue of Manaus for the FIFA World Cup in  2014. The Arena da Amazônia hosted four group stage Games, the much anticipated match up between England and Italy as well as Cameroon versus Croatia, USA versus Portugal and Honduras versus Switzerland.

The role included full liaison and cooperation with the Local Organising Committee, ensuring that FIFA’s media guidelines were respected, managing the mixed zones and moderation of post match media conferences. Jayne has performed similar roles in Leipzig, Germany in 2006 and Seoul in 2002.

When I had to recruit Media Officers for the 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup I immediately thought of Jayne Pearce. We had worked together on FIFA World Cups since 1998 and I had always been satisfied with her collaboration. She is a perfect professional: her vision of events is always right and her management is both rigorous and comprehensive. Her relationships with her colleagues and her team spirit benefit the entire project.

For the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 I again asked Jayne to be the Media Officer in Manaus; a project that saw her in charge of all operations and managing dozens of volunteers and hundreds of journalists. Once again her commitment was huge and allowed the venue to deliver the event with exceptional quality for the media representatives. Humanly and professionally, Jayne Pearce is a must-have for a sports organisation.

Alain Leiblang, Head of Media Operations - FIFA - 2003-2014