Michael Dunford has been appointed as Chesterfield’s new chief executive.
Michael, who originates from Derbyshire, has a wealth of experience as a football administrator and is a highly respected figure in the game.
He had a five-year spell as Everton’s chief executive and held the same role at Birmingham City, Plymouth Argyle and Crawley Town. Prior to joining Everton, Michael was Derby County’s general manager/company secretary.
Michael said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Chesterfield FC. The decision was an easy one, once I’d spoken to Ashley Carson and witnessed first-hand the commitment of the owner, board and staff to improve the fortunes of the club.
“Hopefully my experience and knowledge will assist in taking the club forward. I’m particularly looking forward to working with Jack Lester and his staff.”
Chesterfield director & company secretary Ashley Carson is pleased to have strengthened the club’s senior management team. He said: “Michael is someone I have known for over ten years through mixing in football circles and he is just the sort of figure we need at the club.
“He will oversee all departments and lead and motivate employees. Michael has a proven track record of increasing commercial income streams and this will be vitally important as we strive to put the club on a healthier financial footing.”