Concacaf director of refereeing Brian Hall will leave Concacaf at the end of the month to take on new projects, the confederation announced on Tuesday.

Hall has held Concacaf’s top refereeing post for nine years across two stints (2010-2013 and 2016-2022). During that time has worked to train and develop referees across the region. In recent years Hall has been a major advocate for the development of women’s refereeing in Concacaf and has led the confederation’s introduction of VAR in its competitions.

“He leaves his position with sincere thanks and best wishes from everyone at Concacaf, having made a very positive impact on refereeing in the region over many years,” Concacaf said in a press release.

In the coming months Concacaf will conduct a recruitment process for a new head of refereeing. In the interim, Concacaf has appointed the former head of refereeing for Italy’s Serie A, Nicola Rizzoli, as technical refereeing advisor.

Rizzoli will play a role in assisting Concacaf to revamp its refereeing structures, programs and overall strategy to further develop refereeing in the region.