Clegg Appointed as New Chief Executive

Last updated : 21 April 2009 By Site Editor

Former British Olympic Association Chief Executive Clegg takes over from current Chief Executive Derek Bowden who is leaving the club at the end of the current season after seven years at the club during which he guided Town through administration and the sale to Marcus Evans.

Speaking of the appointment of Clegg, Club owner Marcus Evans told the Official Club Website: "Simon has built up an extensive knowledge of the sporting world through his role with the British Olympic Association and I'm delighted that he has agreed to join the Football Club.

"Not only does he have a wealth of experience in the world of sport, but he has proved to be a highly successful businessman and team leader and will have a key role in moving Ipswich Town forward."

Speaking of his appointment personally, Clegg himself added: "I am hugely flattered and excited about taking on this role at such a prestigious football club. Marcus Evans and I are absolutely aligned about our aspirations for the Club both on and off the pitch.

"I have joined Ipswich Town because I am absolutely convinced that working together with the fans, sponsors, community and staff we can once again put the Club back in its rightful place in the Premier League."

Click here to read about Derek Bowden's decision to step down.