Ed appointed Chair of Norwich City Football Club

Ed has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Norwich City Football Club.

He takes up his non-executive role with immediate effect and will join his fellow Directors at Carrow Road for tomorrow’s Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa.

Welcoming Mr Balls to the Board, City’s joint majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones said his vast economic knowledge and extensive experience with both the public and private sectors would be a huge asset for the Club.

They commented: “We’re absolutely delighted to confirm that Ed Balls is the new Chairman of Norwich City.

“His economic know-how and experience, coupled with his passion for all things Norwich City, will be a major asset for the Board and we’re excited about working closely together with Ed, David McNally and the other Directors in this new era for the Club.

“Ed will work closely with all of us on the short, medium and long-term strategy to shape the future of this great football club.”

Ed said: “It’s an honour and a privilege to be asked to join the Board of Directors at Norwich City as Chairman.

“From the moment my dad first took me to watch City from the terraces at Carrow Road in 1973, my earliest ambition was to play for the Club I loved. But the next best thing is to become Chairman of Norwich City, and do what I can off the pitch to help City succeed on the pitch.

“The Club’s immediate priority and focus is, of course, the retention of our hard-earned Premier League status, and the hard work of my fellow Directors and all of my colleagues at the Club means Norwich City is in great shape on and off the pitch going into 2016.

“With that foundation, the challenge for all of us at Norwich is to go from the up-and-down fortunes I have known since I was a boy to an era of sustained success, and I will be proud to play my part in that.”

Posted December 27th, 2015 by Ed's team