Investment banker Gary Goffman has officially been appointed as the new Premier League chairman succeeding Claudia Arney.
Hoffman, who has previously held positions such as chairman of Visa Europe, the Coventry Building Society and Monzo Bank decided to resign from his role as non-executive chair of Hastings Group Holdings in order to be in a position to take up the job with the Premier League.
Speaking on his appointment, Hoffman spoke of the honour to have been appointed.
“During my time at the Football Foundation, I saw how the growth of the Premier League, to become the world’s most-watched sporting competition, helped it play an increasingly pivotal role in communities across the country.
“Now everyone in football, at home and abroad, is coming together to support one another through the COVID-19 pandemic. I am convinced this spirit of togetherness will help the game we cherish, and the Premier League, endure long into the future.”
Hoffman will officially begin his reign on 1 June and will have a tough agenda as he works alongside chief executive Richard Masters to try and bring a close to the current football season which has been suspended because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.