Sam Rush Appointed President of Derby County
By Community | September 18, 2012
Derby County have appointed Sam Rush as the club’s new President, replacing the departed Tom Glick, who left to join Premier League champions Manchester City earlier this year.
With 15 years’ experience in the sports business industry, Rush said he was ‘honoured’ to be taking the reins at the Midlands club.
He said: “Derby are seen as an innovative club and I look forward to delivering some of the exciting plans in place, and some of my own.”
Rush, a former rugby union player for Saracens, currently leading football operations at global sports and entertainment agency the Wasserman Group (WMG), will take up the position on January 1, 2013.
He added: “It has been a tough decision to leave Wasserman Media Group and I thank Casey Wasserman and his team for their support over the past six years.
“The opportunity to work at Derby, at this exciting period in their history, was one though I could not turn down.
“I look forward to working with Nigel Clough and the rest of the staff. In due course I also intend to move up to Derby with my own family and look forward to sharing in future successes with the rest of the Rams supporters.”
Derby County Chairman Andy Appleby said: “Sam’s experiences at the forefront of the sports business industry, plus his global football connections, mean he will come to Derby well prepared to tackle the next stage of the club’s development.
“We have been looking for a strong candidate who could work effectively with the ownership group, plus the strong management and executive team already in place at Pride Park.
“Sam fits the description perfectly and I am delighted that somebody of his calibre has agreed to join.”