The interests of Exeter City Football Club will be represented at the top level in the English Football League, following the appointment of Julian Tagg to the EFL Board of Directors.
Julian, who is president and director of external affairs and football at the club, had been appointed as an alternative director for League One. He will also sit on the league’s commercial committee.
As an alternative director Julian will attend board meetings should any directors be unable to attend. He was appointed following a vote by the existing board members.
He said: “It’s a real honour to be selected for this position and I’m looking forward to attending both the board meetings and being part of the commercial committee. As well as representing the clubs in League One, it is an opportunity to inform my fellow directors about our successful ownership model and bring a different perspective to the table.”
The EFL Board of Directors is responsible for providing the organisation's strategic direction. It consists of nine directors, six of whom are divisional representatives elected by member Clubs. The divisional representatives include three directors from Championship Clubs, two from League One Clubs and one from a League Two club. The remaining three directors are independent of clubs.
Nick Hawker, chair of Exeter City Supporters’ Trust, welcomed the appointment. He said: “Julian represented the club incredibly professionally and with great consideration as the League Two alternative director, so we’re delighted that he is taking the same position as we commence our time in League One. As a supporter-owned club we often bring a different viewpoint to other clubs, and we believe it’s vital that this is heard often and at the appropriate opportunities.”