David Baldwin Awarded CEO of the Year

Premier League CEO of the Year Awarded to Burnley’s David Baldwin

The Clarets Chief Executive Officer David Baldwin has been named as the Premier League CEO of the Year by the Football Business awards. He will now compete with four others next month to land the overall title of fcbusiness CEO of the Year.


The finalists for this year’s awards are David Baldwin (Burnley FC), Alistair Mackintosh (Fulham FC), Erik Samuelson (AFC Wimbledon), Andy Holt (Accrington Stanley) and Ann Budge (Heart of Midlothian).  The CEO from each league was nominated by a panel at fcbusiness for their leadership throughout the 2017/18 season.

Each winner will receive their award at a glitzy ceremony on 22nd November at City Centre in London, where the overall winner is announced on the night. Football Business Awards organiser Simon Burton said, “Leadership is a vital component in stable football business. The shortlisted CEO’s don’t just embody strong commerce acumen, but a clear sense that football clubs are at the heart of the communities they serve.

Those nominated are exceptional individuals who have received the acclaim of their peers. The CEO of the Year is one of the most prized in football and through their hard work and dedication each of the nominees has led their respective clubs to achieve outstanding performances both on and off the pitch.”

Recognising the valuable contribution of the game’s executives in the UK has seen fcbusiness present the CEO of the Year Award each year since 2012, with winners including the likes of Daniel Levy (Tottenham Hotspur), Ivan Gazidiz (Arsenal), Karren Brady (West Ham United), Mark Catlin, (Portsmouth) and Tony Scholes (Stoke City).

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