English Football League charity names next chair

The chief executive of Lincoln City football is to become the next chair of the English Football League’s charitable arm, the EFL Trust.

Liam Scully takes up the role in September, replacing Carlisle United co-owner John Nixon, who is stepping down after holding the post for more than ten years.

As well as CEO of Lincoln City he is also a trustee of the club’s Foundation.

Scully has been appointed following a recruitment process headed by the EFL Trust’s senior independent trustee Charlotte Hill.

“Liam’s wealth of experience both in the football and community sectors is
something that really stood out during our discussions,” said Hill.

“Liam is an established leader, holding Senior Executive and Non-Executive positions, and has an extensive understanding, as well as being incredibly passionate about the role football Clubs and their CCOs play in their local communities.

“I know he will bring energy, enthusiasm and real credibility to the role - though he has big shoes to fill after a phenomenal 10 years as Chair from John Nixon.

“This is an exciting time for EFL Trust. Football Clubs have played an incredibly significant role in their communities during the pandemic, and we have much work to do as we support communities to come out the other side of this challenging time."

Scully added: “It is a tremendous honour to be taking over from John Nixon,
who has done such a fantastic job over the past ten years. The responsibility of leading the EFL Trust during such a critical time for our communities is certainly a challenge.”

The EFL is the largest body of professional clubs in Europe.

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