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Everton Appoint Barrett-Baxendale As CEO, Elstone Joins Super League

By bethany@isportconnect.com | May 17, 2018

Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale is the new Chief Executive Officer of English Premier League football club Everton.

She replaces Robert Elstone, who departs the Toffees after 13 years to accept a similar role at rugby’s Super League.

Barrett-Baxendale initially joined Everton’s community programme in 2010, before rising through the ranks to become the club’s Deputy Chief Executive in 2013. She was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2016.

Commenting on her new role, Barrett-Baxendale said: “I am so proud to be given this opportunity and grateful for the support of the Chairman, Board of Directors and Mr Moshiri. I fully understand the privileged position that I will be taking up and the responsibilities that come with it. This is a great club with the best, most committed fans and I can assure every single Evertonian that I am completely committed to driving our Club forward and making the most of the opportunities that we have.”

On leaving Everton, Mr Elstone added: “I have enjoyed 13 wonderful years here and feel privileged to have been able to play a significant role in the development of such a great club. I will leave with many great memories, all shared with fantastic and talented colleagues.”

In a major restructuring of the Goodison Park boardroom yesterday, Keith Harris replaced Jon Woods as Deputy Chairman with Alexander Ryazantsev set to take up Chief Finance and Commercial Officer roles.

The reshuffle follows the sacking of Manager Sam Allardyce, his coaching staff and Director of Football, Steve Walsh, by majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri. Dutchman Marcel Brands replaces Walsh after joining from PSV Eindhoven.

Everton finished 8th in the Premier League table this season, missing out on European qualification despite spending millions on new players.

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