Club Statement

Further to the announcement on Monday 12 June, Everton Football Club today provides an update on the Board and management roles.

Everton is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Chong as interim Chief Executive Officer and Director. Colin is currently the Chief Stadium Development Officer and has been focused on the delivery of the transformational new Everton Stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

In addition, he has been responsible for the operational management of the Club's business headquarters at the Royal Liver Building. James Maryniak, currently Director of Finance, will take charge of all finance matters as interim Chief Finance Officer.

Everton is also pleased to announce the proposed addition of two Non-Executive Directors to the Board, subject to normal Premier League approvals. Our majority shareholder Mr Farhad Moshiri will join the Board alongside Mr John Spellman, an experienced Chartered Accountant, successful businessman and Evertonian.

Providing an update on the Chairman’s position, Mr Moshiri said: “I wanted Bill to remain as our Chairman during this important period of transition for the Club and I am delighted that he has accepted my request to do so. Bill’s knowledge and vast experience will be crucial for us as we look to reset, deliver on external investment and position Everton for a successful future.  

“In John, we have an experienced finance professional who has held Chief Executive and senior finance roles for international firms and I welcome him to the Club.

“In Colin and James, we have two experienced senior Club professionals who have agreed to take on enhanced roles on an interim basis, and who we know can and will deliver immediately.”