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Aston Villa director leaves club board

Robin Russell steps down after almost a decade as chief financial officer but no word from the club on his replacement

Aston Villa chief financial officer Robin Russell
Aston Villa's chief financial officer Robin Russell has left the club

The chief financial officer of Aston Villa has left the club in the latest boardroom shake up.

Robin Russell joined Villa in 2006 shortly after Randy Lerner took control of the club and also stepped in as interim chief executive following the departure of Paul Faulkner in summer 2014.

He performed the role up to the appointment of incumbent Tom Fox later that same year.

Aston Villa have made no official announcement or comment on the departure of Mr Russell who was also company secretary and it is not clear what he is doing next or who will replace him.

Documents were filed with Companies House earlier this month to confirm he stepped down from the roles on February 11.

This is the latest shake-up of the Villa board following the recent appointments of financial expert Steve Hollis as chairman and Mervyn King as director.

Mr Hollis is the former Midlands regional chairman of financial services firm KPMG and currently vice-chairman of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership.

Mr King was the governor of the Bank of England for ten years until 2013 and is a lifelong Aston Villa fan.



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