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EFL Statement: Chief Executive Officer

EFL announce change in leadership

15 October 2020

David Baldwin announced earlier this week he is set to leave his position as Chief Executive of the EFL. Mr Baldwin became CEO earlier this year but having now considered his future, has informed the League that he will depart his role in six months’ time.

David Baldwin said: “Having thoroughly reflected on my own personal circumstances at length in recent weeks, I have now determined it is only appropriate to inform the Board and the membership of the EFL of my intentions at the earliest opportunity. Clearly, accepting this position pre Covid-19 means the situation is now very different to the one I originally envisaged coupled with it being a very different environment inside the EFL, when compared to the one I left in 2015/16. Taking those two factors into consideration and balancing the needs of my family, health and well-being, I feel the decision to leave is the right one.

“Between now and my departure date there is still plenty of work to be undertaken on behalf of EFL clubs and I remain committed to finding solutions to the many challenges we currently face.”

EFL Chair Rick Parry said: “Whilst disappointed, I understand the reasons Dave has outlined and respect his wishes. He remains committed to the EFL and will continue to lead the Executive until he leaves us in 2021.”

The announcement is not linked to 'Project Big Picture' and the decision was taken prior to details of the proposals being made public over the weekend. The EFL will start the recruitment process for Mr Baldwin’s replacement with immediate effect.


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