Peter Moore to step down as Liverpool CEO

31 Jul 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

Peter Moore will step down from his role as CEO of Premier League champions Liverpool at the end of a three-year contract with the club.

He will be replaced from 1st September by the club’s current Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer, Billy Hogan.

During Moore’s tenure, the club has seen a return to on-pitch success winning its first league title in 30 years, as well as winning one Champions League and reaching another final.

“I’ve loved every minute of the job here in Liverpool and feel privileged to have moved the club forward on its civic, commercial and community operations during the last three years,” said Moore.

“It’s been an incredible journey and I’d like to pay tribute to John (W Henry), Tom (Werner) and Mike (Gordon) for giving me the opportunity to lead the business operations at Liverpool.

“To think we have won the UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and now the Premier League title during my time here is way beyond my dreams. It’s been a phenomenal achievement by the manager, players and staff. The team fully deserves the plaudits and recognition – and the memories I will cherish forever.”

“I came back to Liverpool in 2017 having been in the US for over 30 years and it’s been such a special experience. My wife and I married here two years ago and we go back to the US to our families with mixed emotions. Excited and looking forward to being reunited with our families and grown-up children in the US, emotional about leaving Liverpool which we’ve loved every minute of the opportunity to make a difference and leave our mark in the history of this great city and club.”

On behalf of Fenway Sports Group, principal owner John W. Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and President Mike Gordon said in a joint statement: “We would like to place on record our gratitude to Peter for his contribution and moving the club forward over the past three seasons. He has strengthened the club’s business operations through his leadership and we are grateful to him for his passion, dedication and support. We wish him, his wife Debbie and their families every success for the future as they return to the US and hope they will come back to visit us to take in a few games at Anfield.”

Moore’s successor Hogan has been with Fenway Sports Management for 16 years, spending eight of those years as CCO at Liverpool.