David Baldwin Appointed New EFL Chief Executive
The EFL has appointed David Baldwin as its new Chief Executive.
The appointment was made by the EFL Board following a rigorous selection process led by Chairman Rick Parry.
David joins the EFL from Premier League club, Burnley FC, where he has been Chief Executive since 2015. He was previously CEO of Bradford City FC.
Commenting on the appointment, Rick Parry, said: “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.”
David Baldwin, who won Premier League CEO of the Year at the Football Business Awards in 2018, added: “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 and I am looking forward working with the Clubs, growing the competitions and ensuring we have a successful and sustainable League in the future.”
David will take up his position at the EFL in June 2020.