Premier League appoint new chairman

By England Mad
Last updated : 26 April 2013

A statement from the Premier League reads:

The 57-year-old’s appointment follows a comprehensive recruitment process undertaken by a Nominations Committee chaired by Bruce Buck (Chelsea) along with Peter Coates (Stoke City), David Gill (Manchester United) and John Williams (formerly Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City).

Anthony Fry said: “I have been privileged to work in some exceptional organisations across a range of interesting and diverse areas with some extremely talented people. The opportunity to become Chairman of the Premier League is one that appealed hugely to me for obvious reasons.

“I have a deep-seated and long-held passion for sport and believe the skills and attributes I have developed throughout all aspects of my career will serve both the Premier League clubs and the Executive extremely well.

“The League is one of the country’s great success stories of recent times having overseen a period of rising playing standards, substantial investment in infrastructure and development, significant growth in attendances and viewing figures as well as the marked commercial success that has benefitted the English game as a whole.

“The domestic profile and international standing of the Premier League demonstrates what a fantastic competition has developed over the past 21 seasons, driven by the investments of the clubs and the collective strength of the League.

“The Premier League and its member clubs have already achieved a great deal and are always striving to meet challenges and do better.

“That is something in which I want to play a part and I am looking forward immensely to helping the clubs and the Executive improve on what is already an incredibly successful competition and business.”

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