Neil Russell Appointed As New Director of Venue Experience

Neil Russell joined us in September as the new Director of Venue Experience and Revenue, ahead of the move to Everton Stadium.

The lifelong Blues fan will be tasked with ensuring a first-class experience for supporters and maximising the Club’s revenues on matchdays and non-matchdays, during and after the transition from Goodison Park to the new home at Bramley-Moore Dock.

Belfast-born Neil, whose commercial expertise has been gained over many years – joins us from Manchester City where he also held a senior commercial role for more than five years.

He said: "As a die-hard Blue, it is a great privilege and honour to have taken on this new role with my boyhood club.

"The many bars, restaurants and experiences that will come to life under the ‘ALL’ banner offers the club a fantastic opportunity to provide individually tailored matchdays for supporters.

"Ensuring the new Everton Stadium also provides a compelling non-matchday offer for Evertonians - and also visitors to the city - is another hugely exciting part of my role and we look forward to sharing more detail on our plans and ideas soon.

"It is really important to us that the move from Goodison Park to our new stadium is a smooth one and that these new experiences are consistently memorable for every single fan. That’s a big priority for me and my team."