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Ian Watmore to join EFL board as Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian Watmore is to join the EFL Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director as successor to the departing Richard Bowker CBE.

As the current First Civil Service Commissioner, appointed by the Prime Minister, and former Chief Executive of Accenture UK and Football Association, Ian brings a wealth of industry, commercial and public service experience to the EFL, alongside his high profile background in professional sport.

After 24 years at Accenture where he rose from graduate trainee to UK CEO, Ian joined the Civil Service, serving as a Permanent Secretary under three former Prime Ministers at the Cabinet Office, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, and in Downing Street. He has also been involved extensively in the charitable sector, chairing a medical research charity and operating as a Church Commissioner.

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