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Bristol chairman Lansdown to step down

Bristol City Football Club chairman Steve Lansdown will step down from his role and the club’s board at the end of the current season but will still remain the club’s controlling shareholder.

Lansdown, who has been chairman of the npower Championship side for nine years, currently lives in Guernsey which he said ‘does not permit my attendance at the club in the manner befitting an active chairman’.  Current chief executive officer Colin Sexstone will step us to chairman.

"I remain committed, as the major shareholder, to supporting the club financially and am very excited at the prospect of working with the board to achieve the vision of Bristol City playing at the highest level in the best possible surroundings," Lansdown said.

His replacement Colin Sexstone hailed Lansdown’s achievements with the club. "Steve Lansdown has overseen a remarkable period for the club, getting ourselves out of League One and pushing at the top of the Championship, almost reaching the top flight,” he said.

"We have fantastic plans to move to a new stadium and that's all been under Steve's watch, not forgetting the large financial support he has given the club," Sexstone added.

City also revealed four new appointments to the board with Guy Price replacing Sexstone as CEO, Jon Lansdown and Ernie Arathoon as executive and non-executive directors respectively, and Martin Mulligan as finance director.


Scott Hobro

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