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Howe elected to EFL Board

Royals CEO appointed to EFL Board as Championship representative

4 July 2017

Reading Football Club is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Nigel Howe has been elected to the EFL Board.

Howe, who has held the position of Chief Executive at Reading since 1995, was voted onto the EFL Board by Championship clubs for a period of three years and will replace Brighton & Hove Albion’s Paul Barber following the club’s promotion to the Premier League.

Howe will join fellow Championship representatives, Brentford Chairman Cliff Crown and Jez Moxey, who is able to retain his position on the EFL Board following his recent appointment at Burton Albion as a non Executive Director.

Following Howe's appointment, EFL Chairman Ian Lenagan said, "I am delighted to welcome Nigel on to the EFL Board. Nigel has been Chief Executive at Reading for more than 21 years and not only does he have a significant amount of experience in football but also in numerous other sectors. His insight and perspective will prove to be useful to the EFL and the clubs he will now represent. 

Commenting on his appointment, Howe said "I feel privileged to be appointed to the EFL's Board of Directors as a representative for the Championship and it is an honour to have been elected by my peers to the position.

"With more than 21 years as CEO at Reading, I trust I can offer both wisdom and experience to the role and I will aim to represent the EFL, the Championship and Reading Football Club to the best of my ability during my tenure.”

Howe takes up his position with the EFL Board with immediate effect.


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