Alan Whiteley Leaves CEO Post at Cardiff City

By Community | October 2, 2012

Cardiff City have lost their chief executive after Alan Whiteley stepped down from his role as CEO of the English Championship team.

His position at Cardiff City Stadium is to be filled by Simon Lim, who will take over the reins as acting CEO for the months ahead following a handover period.

A club statement said: “The decision to introduce a new CEO has been reached in light of that substantial commitment from Tan Sri Vincent Tan and Cardiff City Chairman Dato Chan Tien Ghee, both of whom having expressed a desire to have a greater degree of control and involvement over the day-to-day running of the club.

“Simon Lim’s appointment is seen to be the best means to achieve this with stability now having been achieved off the field.

“Alan Whiteley has been asked to remain on the board of directors to ensure a smooth transition at the club, while long term senior financial accountant Richard Thompson will also take on the role of financial director in an initial acting capacity.”

Major investor Tan Sri Vincent Tan said: “I would like to place on record my thanks and respect to Alan for the way in which he has held the office with dignity over the last year.