10 September 2018
Debbie Jevans - appointed interim chair of the EFL ©EFL.com
Debbie Jevans CBE, one of the main architects of London 2012, has been named interim chair of the EFL - the first female to ever hold this role.
Debbie replaces Ian Lenagan, who stepped down with immediate effect on 6 SeptemberDebbie Jevans has been named interim chair of the English Football League (EFL), after informing the EFL of his decision not to run for re-election next year.
He had been in the role since 2016, when he replaced current FA chairman Greg Clarke.
The appointment has seen Debbie tasked to lead the process of appointing a new, permanent chair.
It is the latest "first" achieved by the 58-year-old during her 30-year career in sports management and administration.
She was the first female to be appointed director of sport for an Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (at London 2012), and followed that up by becoming the first woman to be named CEO of a Rugby World Cup.
Debbie was awarded a CBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List for her services to the London 2012 Games and in 2014 was voted the most influential woman in British Sport.
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