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Club Statement: Rovers appoint CEO

New appointment at Ewood Park

18 December 2017

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Blackburn Rovers are pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Waggott as the club’s new chief executive.

The move strengthens the senior management structure at Ewood Park, where Steve will oversee the day-to-day operations of the club.

Steve, who hails from the North East, brings a wealth of football knowledge and experience to the role, having held a number of senior executive positions within the industry over the last 13 years.

Most recently, he has been acting as a consultant at Southend United, heading up operations. Previously, he was CEO at Gillingham (2016-2017) and Coventry City (2011-2015) where he worked closely with Rovers boss Tony Mowbray and assistant manager Mark Venus.

He also spent seven years at Charlton Athletic (2004-2010) where he was CEO for both the Community Trust and the Football Club.

On his appointment, Waggott said: “I am both delighted and honoured to be appointed CEO at a club steeped in football history.

“As CEO, I will pool all my previous football knowledge, skills and experience to work with the Owners, the management team and staff, both on and off the pitch, plus the supporters and the many stakeholders attached to the club to continue to build a strong and stable platform for future growth and success.”

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