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Cardiff CEO stands down

Cardiff City's chief executive Alan Whiteley has stepped down from his role as CEO of the Championship club. Simon Lim, who will take over as acting CEO for the months ahead following a handover period.

A club statement said: "The decision to introduce a new CEO has been reached in light of that substantial commitment from Tan Sri Vincent Tan and Cardiff City Chairman Dato Chan Tien Ghee, both of whom having expressed a desire to have a greater degree of control and involvement over the day-to-day running of the club.

"Simon Lim's appointment is seen to be the best means to achieve this with stability now having been achieved off the field.

"Alan Whiteley has been asked to remain on the board of directors to ensure a smooth transition at the club, while long term senior financial accountant Richard Thompson will also take on the role of financial director in an initial acting capacity."

Major investor Tan Sri Vincent Tan said: "I would like to place on record my thanks and respect to Alan for the way in which he has held the office with dignity over the last year.

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