Peter Storrie appointed as CEO
Club confirm an end to takeover talks with a group led by Charlie Methven
Charlton Athletic are delighted to confirm the appointment of Peter Storrie as the club’s Chief Executive Officer.
Storrie boasts a wealth of experience in football having held senior positions at a variety of clubs including in the Premier League - with West Ham United and Portsmouth - and abroad - including in Italy, Colombia and Australia.
Owner Thomas Sandgaard said: “Peter has been working in football for many years and has a lot of valuable experience. He’ll provide senior leadership at The Valley and will manage the running of the business. It is important for me to have someone as experienced and knowledgeable as Peter fill this role to plan for the medium to long term and as we position for potential new investments.”
The club can confirm an end to takeover talks with a group led by Charlie Methven.
Sandgaard said: “We had an agreement in place and very specific terms that were clear in that agreement that were relevant to the end of January and coming into February which they didn’t comply with. There were key items in the deal, which they didn’t meet, so I had no option but to call the deal off.”
As a result of the talks ending, Chief Operating Officer Jim Rodwell, Technical Director Andy Scott and Finance Director Ed Warrick have left the club.
Sandgaard added: “Following the end of those discussions we’re now looking at our options moving forwards. We’ve had a variety of parties that have been interested in investing or getting involved with the club and we’ll start to look at those options.
“In the meantime though, we have Peter Storrie in place to provide senior leadership and support to Dean Holden and Karen Hills as we look to build on good recent runs, finish the season strongly and prepare for next season.”
Storrie, hired on a consultancy basis, said: “I am really pleased that I have been asked to help lead this club forward during this period. I know there has been a lot of change over the last few months and that can bring a nervousness for supporters.
“My focus will be to use my experience working in football clubs around the world to provide support to staff during this period and to put us in the best position moving forwards.”
Charlton return to The Valley on Saturday, February 25th to take on Sheffield Wednesday (3pm KO GMT). Click here to purchase your tickets.