Chief executive of the Guardian Media Group, David Pemsel has been named as the Premier League’s new chief executive.
The league said that his nomination had been approved unanimously at a special league shareholders’ meeting which took place on Wednesday.
The Premier League said Pemsel will commence his new role “no later than April 2020”.
Bruce Buck, the chairman of the Premier League nominations committee, said: “We are delighted to welcome David to the Premier League. His straightforward style and personal integrity make him an ideal person to lead the business.
“We are looking forward to working with David and are sure he will be a great asset to the Premier League.”
Buck added: “At the same time, we would like to extend our huge appreciation to Richard Masters, who has captained the ship expertly this year as interim chief executive.
Pemsel’s appointment comes after Susanna Dinnage withdrew from the position in December 2018 to remain in her role with the Discovery group of TV channels.
“I am thrilled to have been offered this incredible opportunity,” Pemsel said.
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“As a football fan, I understand just how important the game is to supporters and our national identity and I am honoured to take the helm of such an influential and prestigious organisation.”