Celtic’s Peter Lawwell appointed to ECA board

Peter Lawwell.  Picture:  Ian Rutherford
Peter Lawwell. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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CELTIC chief executive Peter Lawwell has been appointed to serve on the executive board of the European Club Association.

The association, which replaced the G14 Group and the European Club Forum in 2008, represents Europe’s 214 clubs and aims to promote their interests.

The Celtic chief executive was elected today at the association’s General Assembly in Barcelona following the resignation of Zoran Mamic from Dinamo Zagreb.

He will join other existing board members including Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge of Bayern Munich, AC Milan’s Umberto Gandini, Edwin van der Sar of Ajax and Arsenal’s representative Ivan Gazidis.

The association’s website states its aim is to create a new, more democratic governance model that truly reflects the key role of the clubs.

Peter Lawwell said: “This is a tremendous honour and a role which I very much look forward to undertaking.

“European football is an ever-changing landscape and from the perspective of Celtic, it is vital that we ensure we are at the heart of the action and at the centre of discussions regarding the development of the game.

“As we look to the future, I look forward to representing Celtic, Scottish clubs and the other clubs in Europe to ensure that the voice of these clubs and their supporters is heard.”