Jez Moxey

Jeremy Derek "Jez" Moxey (born 19 April 1963) is the Chief Executive Officer of Burton Albion F.C.[1] He has previously occupied significant posts with Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Stoke City F.C. and Norwich City F.C. .

Jez Moxey
Born
Jeremy Derek Moxey

(1963-04-19) 19 April 1963 (age 57)
NationalityBritish
Known forPreviously being Chief Executive of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Stoke City F.C. & Norwich City F.C.
Board member ofBurton Albion F.C.

CareerEdit

Moxey, a basketball player in his youth, ran a sports marketing business, a basketball franchise, spent five years as general manager of Partick Thistle F.C., and worked with Rangers F.C., before his appointment as Chief Executive of Stoke City F.C. in 1995. He was responsible for the construction of and move to the Britannia Stadium in 1997, and led the negotiations which saw an Icelandic consortium purchase a controlling interest in the club.

Moxey joined Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. as Chief Executive and, by extension, a director of the club in June 2000, roles he held until 2016.[2][3] During his time at the club they were twice promoted to the Premier League but never sustained that position for more than three seasons.

Moxey was very unpopular with Wolves fans, with a vocal majority citing his reluctance to open the purse strings as a factor in Wolves' lack of impact in the Premier League. Moxey acknowledged that the club had under-invested in the 2003–04 season, yet went on to make the same mistakes on their next promotion in 2009-10 and the subsequent two seasons.[4] He was also widely derided for trying to placate displaced season ticket holders in a crunch match against arch rivals West Bromwich Albion with his risible "Pie & Pint" offer.[5] This also earned him the nickname - alongside his large frame - "The Pie Man" amongst the fans of the club.

From 2010 to 2012 Moxey was a member of the FA Council as one of the division's representatives.[6] Moxey formally left his post with Wolves on 5 August 2016, shortly after Wolves was acquired by new owners Fosun, having spent 16 years and two months with the club.[7]

In November 2015, Jez Moxey was voted FC Business CEO of the Year for the Championship at the 4th annual http://footballbusinessawards.com/ Football Business Awards.

On 27 July 2016 Moxey was announced as the new Chief Executive of Norwich City F.C.[8][9] On 2 February 2017, Moxey left his role with Norwich City, after a reported breakdown in relations between Moxey and Norwich City major shareholder Delia Smith.[10][11] The club were widely criticized[by whom?] for paying Moxey £712,000 as severance pay, despite him only being at the club for six months.[citation needed]

Moxey was announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of Burton Albion F.C. on 3 July 2017.[12] Burton Albion was relegated from the EFL Championship at the end of the 2017-18 season, Moxey's first season as Burton's CEO, meaning that Moxey lost his position as Championship representative on the EFL board,[13] a post he had held since 2015 when still CEO at Wolves.[14]

Moxey and his American-born wife Babette have four children.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jez Moxey: Burton Albion appoint ex-Wolves and Stoke man to board". BBC. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Directors' profiles". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.
  3. ^ Woods, Natasha (20 November 2005). "Pack-Drill Payout Interview: Jez Moxey" (reprint). The Sunday Herald. FindArticles.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "More must be spent - Moxey". Shropshire Star. 13 April 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Fans get pie and pint over row". Express & Star. 22 January 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Wolves' Jez Moxey joins FA Council". Express & Star. 15 June 2010.
  7. ^ "Jez Moxey says goodbye to Wolves". Express & Star. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Norwich City name Jez Moxey as their new chief executive". Sky Sports. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Former Wolves chief appointed to lead Canaries". Norwich City F.C. Archived from the original on 27 August 2016.
  10. ^ http://www.canaries.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/norwich-city-club-statement-jez-moxey-3553006.aspx
  11. ^ "Jez Moxey: Norwich City chief executive resigns". BBC. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Jez Moxey: Burton Albion appoint ex-Wolves and Stoke man to board". BBC. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Bristol City chief replaces Jez Moxey on EFL board after Burton Albion relegation". Derby Telegraph. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Barber, Moxey and Ambler elected to League Board". Rotherham United F.C. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2018.