EFL Chair Rick Parry has been recognised with the award for Lifetime Contribution to the Business of Football at the Football Business Awards.
As one of the most experienced leaders in football, Parry has spent more than 30 years working in the game across the Premier League, Liverpool FC and the EFL.
As the Premier League's first Chief Executive, Parry was integral to the formation of the competition, seeing it develop into one of the biggest global sporting brands.
In 1998, he was appointed as CEO to Liverpool, his hometown Club, and remained at Anfield for 11 years.
Between September 2016 and October 2019 he sat on the Investigatory Chamber of UEFA’s Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Control Board, having been nominated by the European Club Association, and he is Chair of the Advisory Board for University of Liverpool’s Management School.
In 2019 he became Chair of the EFL and one of his first tasks was to help steer the organisation's 72 Clubs through the challenges of the global pabdemic.