Richard Masters

Richard Masters is the current CEO of the Premier League he was appointed to the position in December 2019 after serving as the Interim Chief Executive for a year. Richard is a British football executive and the current Chief Executive of the Premier League, the highest tier of association football in England. Richard continues to play a pivotal role in shaping English football through his leadership in the Premier League.

Early Education and Sports Affiliation:

  • Masters attended the independent Solihull School during his early education.
  • As a boyhood fan, he developed an affinity for Everton.
  • He later pursued a BSc Economics and Geography degree at University College London.

Career Path:

  • Masters served as the Marketing Manager for the England and Wales Cricket Board from 1994 to 2000.
  • Subsequently, he held the position of Commercial Director  for the English Football League from 2001 to 2006.
  • In 2006, he joined the Premier League as the Director of Sales and Marketing, a role he held until November 2018
  • Following the resignation of Richard Scudamore in December 2018, Masters served as the Interim Chief Executive*for a year.
  • In November 2019, he was officially appointed as the Chief Executiveof the Premier League.


As the Chief Executive, Masters oversees various aspects, including:

  • Leading negotiations on new media rights contracts.
  • Resolving club disputes and ownership issues
  • Managing overall operations  within the Premier League.

Personal Life:

  • Masters is married to Elizabeth, daughter of John Fulnetby, and they have two sons.


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