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Club Statement: Lee Hoos

20 May 2015

Burnley Football Club can confirm that Chief Executive Mr Lee Hoos is to leave his position.

Mr Hoos, who joined the club in December 2011, is departing for family reasons and will take up a position of CEO at Queens Park Rangers later this summer.

Chief Operating officer Mr David Baldwin, who arrived at Turf Moor from Bradford City last November, will take up the vacant role of Chief Executive.

Lee Hoos (centre) with co-chairmen Mike Garlick and John Banaszkiewicz

In a statement co-chairmen Mr John Banaszkiewicz and Mr Mike Garlick said: “We are sorry to lose Lee and we thank him for his significant contribution.

“Since he arrived at the club over three years ago, he has helped to progress the club and provide a stable platform to move forwards.

“However, we have been aware of Lee’s desire to move closer to his family for some time and, as succession planning is key to any business, this was one of the reasons we employed David late last year.

“David has since bedded into the organisation well and is a natural fit to take over the Chief Executive role as we look to drive the club back towards the Premier League.”

New CEO Dave Baldwin

Mr Hoos, who hails from Maryland in the United States of America, became the club’s first overseas Chief Executive when he joined Burnley from Leicester City, having previously held similar roles at Fulham and Southampton.

He added: “I am sorry to be leaving Turf Moor after an eventful three-and-a-half years.

“We have had an extremely challenging time, but I feel we have met those challenges head-on and following a year in the Premier League I take great pride in the fact that Burnley Football Club is now well placed to move forward.

“The club has many committed and wonderful people, both on and off the pitch, and I would personally like to thank them all for their efforts.

“I look forward to new challenges that lay ahead, but I wish the club every success in the future.”

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