Everton explain Denise Barrett-Baxendale and Graeme Sharp roles and appointment

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Everton’s current board consists of four board of directors, namely, Bill Kenwright, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Graeme Sharp and Grant Ingles. Each board of director carries out a certain set of administrative responsibilities for smooth functioning of the club.

Kenwright is the longest serving chairman in the Premier League and acts as a direct support to Everton’s Director of football, Kevin Thelwell, for transfer matters. Barrett-Baxendale is the current club CEO and concentrates on the development and implementation of strategies that will help attain commercial success.

Ingles, in his role as chief finance and strategy officer, deals with all the financial aspects pertaining to the club and oversees the economic operations. Sharp is the Non-executive director and is responsible for providing input to club’s football strategies and plans.

In the recent Fan Advisory Board Q&A, fans asked about the responsibilities of Barrett-Baxendale and Sharp in their respective boardroom roles. Everton released a 13 page document containing all the answers to the questions that were raised by the fans in the January meeting.

Denise Barrett-Baxendale’s role at Everton

"Denise Barrett-Baxendale was appointed to the Board of Everton in June 2018. As CEO of the football club, she represents the Club at Premier League Board meetings.Invited to the Board by Mr Moshiri and Mr Kenwright, Denise has played a leading role in driving some of the Club’s most important projects, including restructuring the organisation, relocating the Club to its Royal Liver Building HQ and progressing the development of the Club’s new stadium during an unprecedented period of global economic uncertainty.Denise is widely respected across football, sport and business. She is the recipient of an MBE as well as several prestigious business awards, reflecting both the level of respect from her peers and her acumen as an experienced leader.Sharp, who played for Everton for 11 years between 1980 and 1991, was appointed as the non-executive director in January 2022. The 62 year old has been associated with Everton for over 40 years now and continues to act as the club’s players’ life president. (via Fan Advisory Board Q&A)"

Graeme Sharp’s role at Everton

"Graeme Sharp was invited on to the Board of Directors in January 2022. In his role as a non-executive director, Graeme brings a unique skillset which combines a wealth of knowledge of the game with his deep understanding of Everton. He provides valuable challenge and support for the Board and football departments in relation to footballing operations and performance. (via Fan Advisory Board Q&A)"

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