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EFL: League 2 clubs appoint John Nixon to EFL Board

15 June 2016

Director of External Affairs to represent League 2

Carlisle United Director of External Affairs, John Nixon, has been appointed to serve on the Board of the EFL.  

Nixon replaces Ian Lenagan as the League 2 representative on the Board following his appointment as EFL Chairman in succession to Greg Clarke.   

In welcoming Nixon back onto the League Board for a second stint, Lenagan said: “I’m delighted that John Nixon has been selected by League 2 clubs to serve on the EFL Board.  John brings with him a wealth of experience in the game from his time at Carlisle, as Chairman of the EFL Trust and from his previous appointments to the Boards of the EFL and FA. 

Carlisle United's Chief Executive, Nigel Clibbens said: “Serving the EFL and playing a full role in shaping its development is important to us. It is a reflection of the standing and respect that John Nixon has within the EFL and with fellow clubs that they have recognised him and selected him to this position.  

"Having a Club director at the heart of the EFL, on its Board, can only be of benefit to Carlisle United and the club is proud to see this appointment." 

The Board of Directors of the EFL: 

Ian Lenagan – Chairman

Shaun Harvey – Chief Executive

Richard Bowker CBE – Independent

Debbie Jevans CBE – Independent

Paul Barber – Brighton & Hove Albion

Jez Moxey – Wolverhampton Wanderers

Andy Ambler – Millwall

James Rodwell – Scunthorpe United

John Nixon – Carlisle United 

A further representative of Championship clubs, to replace Keith Lamb of Middlesbrough following the club’s promotion to the Premier League, will be announced in due course.

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