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Blackburn Rovers appoint Deputy Chief Executive

Wed 4th May 2011 | Football Club Management

Blackburn Rovers FC has announced the appointment of Paul Hunt as Deputy Chief Executive.


Mr. Hunt joins from Leicester City, where he is currently Commercial Director. He has also recorded a decade in commercial football management at Premier League level during spells with both Bolton Wanderers (Head of Sales) and Wigan Athletic (Commercial Director).

He will take up his new role at Ewood Park, which will include a seat on the Board, next month.

Mr. Hunt, said: "Blackburn Rovers is a great Club with a fine tradition and I am truly excited about the prospect of working at Ewood Park.

“As a founding member of the Football League and one of only four teams to have won the Premier League in the modern era, the Club has demonstrated innovation and has had great success.

“We must honour those traditions whilst looking forward to the future as we progress together with unity both on and off the field. I thank the owners for having the faith in me which I intend to repay with diligence and success."

Mrs. Anuradha Desai, Chairperson of Venkys, owners of BRFC, said: "On behalf of the Club and the Directors, we welcome Paul to Blackburn Rovers and look forward to him contributing to all areas, particularly in the marketing of the Club, as we move forward."

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