Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis Replaces David Gill on ECA Board

November 28, 2012

Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis has secured significant positions in European Soccer. 
He has been named by the European Club Association (ECA) as their representative on UEFA’s primary policy making body – the UEFA Professional Strategy Council. Consequently, price he will also take up a seat on the ECA Executive Board. The ECArepresents the interests of Europe’s top 207 teams. This includes 10 Premier League sides. 

This appointment follows the decision of Manchester united CEO David Gill  to step down from his position on the ECA Executive Board. 

Commenting on the appointment of Ivan Gazidis, stomach  ECA Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “I am pleased to welcome Ivan Gazidis on the ECA Executive Board. His experience and distinct football knowledge will add a lot of value to ECA and European club football as a whole.” 

Gazidis said: “I am delighted to be joining these important groups which are hugely influential in the future direction of the game in Europe. I am looking forward to representing the top European clubs in many important debates as we move ahead.” 

These latest appointments are in addition to Gazidis’ role on the FA’s Professional Game Board (PGB), medicine  the FA Council and his membership of FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber. He continues as the chairman of the ECA’s Legal Advisory Panel and as a member of the Premier League Working Group for Elite Player Performance.