Chelsea Football Club has announced that Guy Laurence will join as chief executive at the start of February.
Guy will report directly to the club’s board of directors and take overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the club, including the continuing development of commercial activities in the UK and around the world, focusing on increasing club revenues.
Guy has held senior roles, most recently serving as president and CEO of Rogers Communications, one of Canada’s largest communications and media businesses. He has also previously had several senior positions within Vodafone, including CEO of Vodafone UK.
Guy also has experience in sport, having been a director of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment who possess a portfolio of high-profile teams, including the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and MLS team Toronto FC
Chairman, Bruce Buck said: "We look forward to Guy joining the club during an exciting period for Chelsea on and off the field. He will be working with the owner and the Board to increase our commercial revenues and maximise digital opportunities, identifying new ways to best serve our supporters here in the UK and further grow our international fan base."
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