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Long-serving Peterborough United CEO Symns announces retirement

7 October 2021

Peterborough United Chief Executive, Bob Symns, has announced his retirement, stepping down from his role at the Club after 17 years of service.

Symns first joined the Club in 2004, and has since overseen three ownership groups, five promotions – including back-to-back ascensions from the Sky Bet League Two to the Sky Bet Championship between 2007 and 2009 – and two relegations.

Described as a leader, Peterborough expressed their gratitude for his long-serving stewardship and the integrity that he brought to the Club.

EFL Chair, Rick Parry, said: “On behalf of everyone at the EFL, I would like to wish Bob all the best in retirement. Just shy of two decades at Peterborough United represents an impressive career with the Club, alongside supporting his EFL colleagues through the valuable contribution he made during his time on the League’s Commercial Committee and as an alternate Board member. 

“Following Peterborough’s recent promotion from the Sky Bet League One, his record is one to be proud of and one that the EFL would like to congratulate him on.”

Symns will remain with the Club as a non-executive Director on the Board as well as serving as a resource to the new CEO and the co-owners on the Embankment Stadium project.

The search for the new CEO will begin immediately, with an interim CEO announced in due course. Applicants are invited to apply via

“It will initially be difficult not to be involved every day at the Club,” added Symns, speaking to the Peterborough United’s official website. “It’s what I’ve given my heart and soul to for 20 years as I fell in love with our football Club. But as we emerge from the Covid crisis and I begin to think about the Club’s future, my health, and critically my family; I know this is the right time for both myself and the Club.”

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