"I look forward to joining a highly successful organisation whose clubs are at the heart of their communities.I intend to build on The League's recent successes and represent all our 72 clubs."
"My time at Leicester City provided an insight into the challenges clubs face on a daily basis. The lessons learnt from that experience will not be forgotten.
On taking up the position of Chairman of The Football League Greg Clarke said: "I am honoured to be taking up the position of Chairman of The Football League. As a lifelong and committed football fan it is a privilege to serve the game in this capacity.
A lifelong Leicester City fan and season ticket holder, Greg joined the Board of Leicester City PLC in 2000, before taking the position of Chairman in August 2002.
During a successful business career he has led a number of large public companies, in the UK and overseas, including Cable and Wireless Communications PLC and Lend Lease Corporation. He has more than thirty years experience in the media, telecommunications, financial services and property industries and served two terms as a non executive director of Bupa. He holds an honours degree in business studies and an MBA, and is married with four children.
Greg Clarke was appointed Chairman of The Football League in March 2010.
Greg switched to a Non-Executive Chairman role in 2013, ahead of the appointment of a Chief Executive.