Gamey Hoffman has been named chairman of the new Premier League

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Retrieved 24 April 2020, 17:02 IST

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Gamey Hoffman has been named the new chairperson of the Premier League.

The appointment was unanimously approved by the shareholders at the April 24 meeting.

Hoffman, chairman of Monzo Bank, will take over from interim chairman Claudia Arnie on June 1.

The 59-year-old was previously chairman of the Football Foundation and vice-chairman of Coventry City.

“Football is a fan, an administrator and the center of my life in my business career, so it’s an honor for me to join as chairman of the Premier League,” he said.

“During my time at the Football Foundation, I saw how the growth of the Premier League, the world’s most watched sporting competition, helped to play a growing key role in communities across the country.

“Everyone in football is now coming together to support each other through the Covid-19 epidemic at home and abroad. I am convinced that this spirit of reconciliation will help the game we cherish and sustain the Premier League for the foreseeable future.”

Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck, head of the Premier League Nomination Committee, said: “Gary was an outstanding candidate in a wide and highly competitive search process and we believe he will build a strong partnership with our CEO Richard Masters, and help guide. And league during strategy promotion.

“Gary has proven over the decades as an executive and board leader that he has a role to play in managing world-renowned organizations in both good times and crisis situations.

“At a crucial moment in our history, Gary’s knowledge and skills are sure to help us through this extremely difficult time.”

Hoffman will work alongside Richard Masters, the chief executive appointed by the Premier League last December.