Premier League

Alison Brittain appointed new Premier League Chair

Tom Gott
Brittain will be the next Premier League Chair
Brittain will be the next Premier League Chair / David M. Benett/GettyImages

Premier League clubs have voted unanimously to name Alison Brittain the next Chair of the Premier League beginning early 2023.

Peter McCormick is currently in the role on a temporary basis after replacing Gary Hoffman in February and he will remain in his position until early 2023, when Brittain will assume control.

Described as the 'outstanding candidate' by the Premier League, Brittain has an extensive history as a business executive, having worked with companies like Barclays, Santander, Lloyds, Experian and Whitbread.

"I have been a football fan since I was a child and so am absolutely delighted to be appointed Chair of the Premier League," Brittain said.

"The game is of enormous national importance, is loved by so many people around the world and can have a tremendous positive impact on communities. It will be a real privilege to be able to help to develop plans for the future and work with all the key stakeholders in the game to ensure its long-term sustainability and success.

"I am looking forward to working with Chief Executive Richard Masters, the Board and the clubs as we work together to ensure the ongoing growth and global success of the Premier League."

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters added: "Alison has had a positive impact on every organisation she has been a part of, so I am delighted she is joining the Premier League as Chair. 

"She has a tremendous track record in business, gets things done with a down-to-earth style and is well respected and liked in all the industries she has worked. She also has a keen interest in the game and how it can develop further and I am very much looking forward to working with her."