Susanna Dinnage was named e Ste Tuesday President of the Premier League, so it becomes the first woman to gain access to cargo. «It’s the pinnacle of professional sports and a chance to lead a dynamic and inspiring organization. It is a privilege,»said the Executive.
Dinnage is known for her work within the communication Group Discovery, where he serves as President of the channel «Animal Planet», a position that will leave to take command of what is considered to be the most attractive Football League on the planet from the next 1 of January 2019.
The Executive joined Discovery in 2010, and previously worked at Channel Five and began his career in the channel MTV.
«It’s the perfect choice» Dinnage arrives at the Premier to replace Richard Scudamore, who took office in 1999 and announced that he would resign to work at end of this year.
The search for a new leader for the top-flight of English soccer was led by Bruce Buck, Executive of Chelsea, along with Susan Whelan, directors of Leicester City, and Mike Garlick, President of the Burnley.
«We are delighted to choose a leader so ably to this important post. We have a strong structure, but Susanna is the perfect choice given their record in dealing with complex business based on digital transformation,»said Buck.
«It’s a leading person in the industry of the retransmission of events, a proven Executive and a great developer of people. Fits perfect in the post and we are confident that it will be able to get the premiere to new levels,»added the Manager.
A multimillion Dinnage will succeed Scudamore, who took command of the Premier as CEO from 1999 to 2014, when it was promoted to President. Such has been the impact of their management taken by the Premier in an era in which television rights by broadcasting the League were valued at 670 million pounds (773 million euros). The last agreement that was reached by the same recorded the figure record 5.140 billion pounds (5.930 billion euros).
«With the support of the clubs I hope, eager to continue the success of the League for many years» said Dinnage about his new challenge.