Foundation CEO announces departure

Mick Ferguson, Chief Executive officer of the Leeds United Foundation has announced he is to leave the charity.

Appointed in 1998, the former Coventry City, Everton and Brighton striker has overseen the growth of the club’s official community department, developing from a fledgling football in the community scheme to a registered charity since 2008.

Former Leeds United Foundation CEO Mick Ferguson, said:

 “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Foundation and I’m proud of what has been achieved. Having been in football since a young age, the time is right for me to retire and reflect on what has been a really enjoyable period of my life.  I am confident the Foundation will continue to develop and grow and I wish everyone all the best in continuing to make a real difference in the community”

Commenting on Mick Ferguson’s departure, Stephen Russell, Acting Chairman of the Leeds United Foundation, said:

“Mick has been with the charity a long time and has taken us from a small community department into one that has over 40 staff and has an impact right across the city and indeed Yorkshire.  Over the last 18 years we have seen increased revenues and major expansion of our programmes and are pleased that he leaves the charity in an enhanced position. We wish him every success in his retirement.”

The charity will be headed up by Senior Executive Officer, Alan Scorfield who will join a 3-man senior management board alongside Head of Fundraising, Simon Fox and Acting Chair, Stephen Russell.

Mr Russell, concluded:

“It is an exciting time for the charity and a real opportunity to expand our ambition, delivery and critically, support our communities and the people of Yorkshire. Leeds United remains one of the world’s leading sports brands and as the official charity of the club we are hugely energised by what lies ahead and the opportunity that presents.”

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