MANCHESTER, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) – one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world – today announced that Cliff Baty will be joining the Club as Chief Financial Officer.
“We are very pleased to welcome Cliff to the Club,” said Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman. “He is a proven finance executive who brings a wealth of international business experience, and will be an excellent addition to our senior management team.”
Since 2013, Mr. Baty (45) has served as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Sportech plc, a leading pool betting operator and technology supplier. Prior to Sportech, he worked for several years at Ladbrokes plc in a number of senior finance roles including Finance Director of its eGaming and International businesses, as well as Ladbrokes businesses in Spain, Italy, and South Africa. Before that he was Group Financial Controller of Hilton Group plc. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, where he worked for 10 years.
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