Farhad Moshiri

Farhad Moshiri became Everton's new major shareholder in February 2016 by purchasing 49.9 per cent of the Club.

An accountant by trade, Iranian-born Mr Moshiri had previously worked firms such as Ernst & Young and Deloitte Touche before taking on several projects in the mining and steel and telecom industries.

Mr Moshiri sold his stake in fellow Premier League club Arsenal to invest in Everton.

In April 2017, it was announced that Mr Moshiri, together with Corestate, had purchased famous Liverpool landmark the Royal Liver Building, which Everton would later utilise a floor as the Club's new headquarters.

In September 2018, in line with an agreement made at the time of his original investment, Mr Moshiri increased his shareholding in the Club by a further 18.7 per cent through Blue Heaven Holdings Ltd.

Then, in June 2019, Everton announced Mr Moshiri had increased his share holding once more to 77.2 per cent with the purchase of an additional stake.

At the 2020 AGM, Everton Shareholders approved a share issue of up to 100,000 new shares for Mr Moshiri, with 66,667 being issued to him in February 2021.

Eleven months later, Mr Moshiri further affirmed his commitment to the Club with a £100m capital injection, acquiring a further 33,333 shares in the Club, taking his shareholding in Everton to 94.1 per cent.

That acquisition represented the capitalisation of previous loans made by Mr Moshiri which, in turn, greatly strengthened the Club’s balance sheet.

In June 2023, Mr Moshiri was announced as a Non-Executive Director to the Board.