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25 October 2022

Club News


25 October 2022

Former EFL Chief Executive has worked in all four divisions

- Dave Baldwin appointed Managing Director of Huddersfield Town
- Previous CEO at the EFL and with Premier League Burnley
- Read Dave’s first comments at the Club

Dave Baldwin has today been appointed Managing Director of Huddersfield Town.

With Dean Hoyle stepping back from day-to-day operations at the Club, Dave will now lead the Club alongside the Board of Directors and Senior Management Team.

Baldwin is no stranger to the Club, having worked at Town as a Strategic Advisor since May 2022. He has worked alongside Dean Hoyle over the last five months to progress two specific projects; the transfer of shares in the Club, and the ownership of the John Smith’s Stadium.

Dave brings vast experience of English football to Huddersfield Town. He was most recently Chief Executive Officer of the EFL, which followed on from nearly six years as CEO of Burnley. Dave was appointed CEO at Turf Moor as the Club was relegated to the Sky Bet Championship, and in his first season Burnley returned to the Premier League, where it remained. In 2018, Dave was named Premier League CEO of the Year at the Football Business Awards.

Prior to that, Dave was also CEO and Director of Operations at Bradford City for over seven years, during which time the Club gained promotion to Sky Bet League One and reached the Capital One Cup Final.

As well as taking over the day-to-day leadership of the Club, Dave will also work alongside Hoyle in the search for the Club’s next owner.

Dave will also attend the next meeting of the ‘All Together Town’ fans panel, which is scheduled for Thursday 10 November 2022.

Upon his appointment, Dave commented:

“I appreciate Dean having the trust in me to protect the interests of the Club as we enter an important period.

“Finding our next custodian is only just starting and identifying the right person will not be a quick process. We will follow this process through properly, and Dean will continue to fund this Club until a new owner is found and in place.

“In my position at the EFL and through my time in football, I’ve worked with many clubs in a myriad of different situations. I can say, with all honesty, that Huddersfield Town is working from a solid foundation and is a clean business for any incoming investor.

“Day-to-day, it will be ‘business as usual’ at the Club. Alongside our search for a new owner, the other focus is clear; to do everything we can to support the football side in maintaining our position in the Sky Bet Championship.

“I will communicate any updates to supporters as we go, and I look forward to meeting you all in due course, starting with the ‘All Together Town’ group in early November.”

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