Millwall Chief Executive Steve Kavanagh has been appointed to the EFL Board following the election of a new Championship representative at the Summer Conference.
Kavanagh, who previously served as the Championship’s alternate director, succeeds Nicholas Randall QC following Nottingham Forest’s promotion to the Premier League and he joins fellow Championship representatives Peter Ridsdale (Preston North End) and Neil Bausor (Middlesbrough).
Following the expiry of their current terms, League One and League Two representatives Jez Moxey (Burton Albion), Steve Curwood (Fleetwood Town) and John Nixon (Carlisle United) have been duly re-appointed and will continue in their positions subject to promotion and relegation.
The Board has also agreed to use the power afforded in its Articles of Association to extend Senior Independent Non-Executive Director Debbie Jevans CBE’s final term by 12 months and fellow Independent Director, Simon Bazalgette, has also been re-elected.
EFL Chair, Rick Parry said: “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Steve on to the EFL Board and to also place on record, on behalf of all Clubs, my thanks to all Board Members who play a key role in making big decisions on a regular basis. There has been a real sense of unity across the divisions since the onset of the pandemic which has been heartening.
“In addition, and with continuity in mind, the Board also wished to retain the experience and expertise of Debbie and Simon as it considers, and responds to, the governance changes as set out in the Fan-Led Review.”
In addition, the EFL has added an additional Disqualifying Condition in its Owners and Directors’ Test for those that have been convicted of a Hate Crime, which is defined as an offence that is considered to be aggravated in accordance with the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and the Sentencing Act 2020.