Carlisle United Director of External Affairs, John Nixon, has been appointed to serve on the Board of the EFL.


Nixon replaces Ian Lenagan as the League Two representative on the Board following his appointment as EFL Chairman in succession to Greg Clarke. 

In welcoming Nixon back onto the League Board for a second stint, Lenagan said: “I’m delighted that John Nixon has been selected by League Two clubs to serve on the EFL Board. John brings with him a wealth of experience in the game from his time at Carlisle, as Chairman of the EFL Trust and from his previous appointments to the Boards of the EFL and FA.” 

Carlisle United’s Chief Executive, Nigel Clibbens said: “Serving the EFL and playing a full role in shaping its development is important to us. It is a reflection of the standing and respect that John Nixon has within the EFL and with fellow clubs that they have recognised him and selected him to this position. Having a Club director at the heart of the EFL, on its Board, can only be of benefit to Carlisle United and the club is proud to see this appointment.” 

The Board of Directors of the EFL: 

Ian Lenagan – Chairman 
Shaun Harvey – Chief Executive 
Richard Bowker CBE – Independent 
Debbie Jevans CBE – Independent 
Paul Barber – Brighton & Hove Albion 
Jez Moxey – Wolverhampton Wanderers 
Andy Ambler – Millwall 
James Rodwell – Scunthorpe United 
John Nixon – Carlisle United 

A further representative of Championship clubs, to replace Keith Lamb of Middlesbrough following the club’s promotion to the Premier League, will be announced in due course.