Louis Ford (born 1845 in West Bromwich) was a businessman, football administrator and football referee. Ford joined the committee of West Bromwich Albion in the late 1880s, serving as honorary financial secretary from 1887-1890. He performed the role of general secretary (manager) from 1890–1892, receiving an annual salary of £50 as Albion's first official, paid secretary. Ford also served as an FA councillor from 1890–1893 and was vice-president of The Football League from 1894-1897. He was the secretary of Walsall F.C. during the late 1890s, before becoming a league referee. From 1914-1915 he served as secretary at Leicester Fosse.