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BALDWIN ANNOUNCED AS EFL CHIEF EXECUTIVE

16 December 2019

Former City chief executive officer David Baldwin has today been announced as the new CEO of the EFL.  

The appointment was made by the EFL board following a rigorous selection process led by chairman Rick Parry.

Baldwin joins from Premier League club Burnley FC where he has been chief executive since 2015, having left the Bantams the year prior.

In West Yorkshire, he oversaw the League Cup Final and the club's promotion back to Sky Bet League One, in 2013. 

At the Clarets, he was awarded Premier League CEO of the Year award in 2018, by fcbusiness. 

Speaking of the appointment, Baldwin said: "The role of chief executive at the EFL is an exciting opportunity that I could not turn down.

"The EFL continues to play a pivotal role in the success of the football pyramid in this country.

"I am looking forward working with the clubs, growing the competitions and ensuring we have a successful and sustainable league in the future."

Parry added: "We are pleased to welcome David Baldwin to the EFL.

"David has a deep and thorough understanding of the game in this country.

"He joins us with direct experience of running clubs in the Premier League and the EFL, with an excellent reputation and proven ability to build and grow relationships.

"David was the outstanding candidate in a strong field.

"With his strong leadership skills and enthusiasm for league football, I have no doubt that we have found the right person to lead the organisation.

"It is quite clear from talking to David that he is excited to be joining the league and relishing the challenge ahead."

Baldwin will take up his position at the EFL in June 2020.


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