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Premier League Chairman Anthony Fry Steps Down

Mon 30th Jun 2014 | Football Governance

Premier League Chairman, Anthony Fry has stepped down from his position due to illness.

Fry, who was appointed on 1 June 2013, was taken severely ill in March and will officially step down on the 30 June, 2014.

In a statement released by the Premier League, Anthony Fry said: “As is now well known, I suffered a stroke on 4 March this year.  I have been very fortunate and I am delighted to be making significant progress with my recovery. 

“On the advice of my doctors, however, I realise that I need to scale back my business activities.  It is with regret, therefore, that I have decided to step down from my position as Chairman of the Premier League which, given my continuing roles at Dairy Crest, CALA and Control Risks, demands more commitment than I am able to give currently. 

“It would not be fair to the Premier League, nor its member Clubs, not to be able to continue to give that commitment.

"I would like to thank the Premier League for its understanding and support during what has been a very difficult time.  I am sure it will continue to go from strength to strength as an impressive, professional and progressive body as well as a fantastic football competition.”

Bruce Buck, Chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committee of the Premier League said: "When the Clubs appointed Anthony as our Chairman, we knew we were getting a serious and robust figure with an impressive track record, and who cared about the game.

“It is a great shame that we were only just getting to see the full range of his capabilities when Anthony was taken ill.

"It is absolutely right for Anthony to concentrate on making a full recovery. I am sure I speak for all the Premier League Clubs when I say that we respect that decision, and thank Anthony for all his efforts while in post."

Image: PremierLeague.com

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

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