David Baldwin Has Resigned As EFL Chief Executive

English Football League Chief Executive Set to Leave Post


Former Burnley Football Club & Bradford City Chief Executiev Officer David Baldwin has today announced he is set to leave his position as Chief Executive of the Football League. Having joined the EFL earlier this year is now considered his future and he has informed the League that he will leave his role in six months’ time.

David Baldwin said: “Having thoroughly reflected on my own personal circumstances at length in recent weeks, I have now determined it is only appropriate to inform the Board and the membership of the EFL of my intentions at the earliest opportunity.

Clearly, accepting this position pre COVID-19 means the situation is now very different to the one I originally envisaged coupled with it being a very different environment inside the EFL. Taking those two factors into consideration and balancing the needs of my family, health and well-being and I feel the decision to leave is the right one.

Between now and my departure date there is still plenty of work to be undertaken on behalf of EFL Clubs and I remain committed to finding solutions to the many challenges we currently face.”

Today’s announcement is not linked to ‘Project Big Picture’ and the decision was taken prior to details of the proposals being made public over the weekend. The EFL will start the recruitment process for Mr Baldwin’s replacement with immediate effect.

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