David Pemsel steps down as Premier League chief executive
David Pemsel has resigned as Premier League chief executive after”networking disclosures”.
The Premier League released a statement, explaining:”subsequent media disclosures earlier this week and discussions with David Pemsel, the Premier League has now accepted David’s resignation and he’ll no longer be linking as chief executive”
Richard Pros will remain as interim chief executive.
Pemsel, formerly chief executive of Guardian Media Group, has been appointed in October and has been due to start the role”no later than April 2020″.
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, who was included in the recruitment process, in the time praised the 51-year-old’s”straightforward style and personal integrity”.
Even the Premier League’s long-serving executive chairman Richard Scudamore announced his intention to stand down as long ago as June 2018 but following two appointments that were unlucky the position remains vacant.
Susan Dinnage was the very first candidate last November after a global headhunting procedure. She stepped down two months later citing a change of heart.
BBC Studios chief executive Tim Davie was likewise reported to have turned down the chance.