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Former Norwich City CEO Jez Moxey appointed to Burton Albion's board

PUBLISHED: 12:32 03 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:45 03 July 2017

Former Norwich City chief executive Jez Moxey has joined the board at Burton Albion as a non-executive director. 
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Former Norwich City chief executive Jez Moxey has joined the board at Burton Albion as a non-executive director. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Burton Albion have appointed former Norwich City chief executive Jez Moxey as a non-executive director.

Moxey left Carrow Road after less than seven months in charge in February, following criticism from fans for a lack of communication and poor customer service issues.

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The former Stoke City and Wolverhampton Wanderers CEO represents the Championship on the board of the English Football League and represents the EFL on the board of the Football Association.

He joins Burton following the Staffordshire club’s impressive survival in the second tier last season, despite having a stadium with a capacity of under 7,000 and limited resources for manager Nigel Clough to work with.

Burton chairman, Ben Robinson, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Jez onto the board. He lives in the Midlands and brings with him a wealth of experience at a number of high-profile football clubs.

“I’m sure Burton Albion will benefit greatly from his knowledge and expertise.”

Burton were in non-league in 2009 but have risen through the leagues, winning the League Two title in 2015 and gaining automatic promotion from league One the next season, before finishing 20th in the Championship in the previous campaign.

Ahead of his 16 years at Wolves, Moxey played a key role in the construction of the Britannia Stadium for Stoke, before overseeing the development of a £15m training ground and academy project for Wolves, along with a £22m development of the North Stand at Molineux.

Moxey, speaking to Burton’s official website, added: “I’m happy and honoured to have joined Burton Albion and the board and will do whatever I can to assist the club continue its remarkable success story.”

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The 54-year-old resigned from his Canaries role in February, with City chairman Ed Balls explaining at the time: “Myself and the board would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Jez for his hard work since joining us last year and most recently in the transfer window.

“However the role has not worked out satisfactorily for either Jez and his family or for the football club, and all parties have professionally and amicably agreed to move on. We wish Jez all the best in his future career and now our focus is on the next steps for Norwich City.”

Since that change the Canaries have changed their management structure, with former head of finance Steve Stone becoming managing director and working closely alongside newly appointed sporting director Stuart Webber, who was brought in from Huddersfield.

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Daniel Farke has since arrived as head coach, following the exit of manager Alex Neil in March, and the German has brought his own additions to the back-room team ahead of the new season.

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