The senior partner of McCormicks Solicitors, Peter McCormick, will take post on interim basis
McCormicks Solicitors senior partner Peter McCormick will become the Premier League’s interim chair when Gary Hoffman steps down on 1 February.
A Premier League statement said clubs “unanimously approved” McCormick’s temporary appointment, while the recruitment process for a permanent Chair continues.
McCormick will remain as chair of the Premier League’s Football Board and Legal Advisory Groups, both executive positions. He previously acted as the league’s interim chair between March 2014 and June 2015.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said: "On behalf of the Premier League and clubs, I would like to welcome Peter to this role. He is well known to us all and a trusted pair of hands who will see us through this transition period. The board’s aim is to have a new permanent Chair in place before the start of next season.”
In March 2016, McCormick was elected by the Premier League and the Professional Game Board of the FA to the Football Regulatory Authority (FRA), which performs the regulatory, disciplinary and rule-making functions of the FA. He is also an FA ambassador, representing England and the FA at international matches abroad and away from Wembley.
In May 2016, he was appointed chairman of the FA International Committee and a member of the FA Group Remuneration Committee, the FA Committees Appointment Panel and the FA Protocol Committee.
In August 2016, he was appointed chairman of the FA Group Remuneration Committee and chairman of the FA Judicial Panel Monitoring Group. In addition, he was made chairman of the FA Premier League Medical Care Scheme Ltd, a company providing private health care to 95 per cent of professionals in English football.