Stan Kroenke has reaffirmed his commitment to Arsenal following the official announcement of new roles as Co-Chairmen alongside his son, Josh Kroenke.
Arsenal announced on Wednesday that club owner, Stan Kroenke and director, Josh Kroenke have become the club’s Co-Chairmen while promoting Tim Lewis to the position of Executive Vice-Chair.
The decision reflects the evolution of the club’s leadership structure since Kroenke Sports & Entertainment took ownership of Arsenal in 2018.
The club says
“The appointments are a recognition of how our leadership structure has evolved over the past several seasons since Kroenke Sports & Entertainment assumed 100 per cent ownership of Arsenal Football Club in 2018.
Stan, Josh and Tim have worked together to drive our club forward and their appointments bring clarity to our structure that reflect their roles and responsibilities and will ensure we continue in our pursuit of progress and success.”
Josh Kroenke was appointed non-executive director of Arsenal in 2013 and has played a key role in the club’s leadership team ever since.
Stan Kroenke told the official website:
“This is a simple evolution as part of us all driving Arsenal forward and further reaffirms our family’s long-standing commitment to this great club.
Stability in football has never been more important as we move past the pandemic, and we believe this is the perfect time to formalise these roles.
Our objectives and ambition will never waver – to field teams that compete for trophies at the highest level and lead our club in a way that inspires our passionate supporters around the world.
Supported by our Director, Phil Harris, and together with our Executive Team and all our wonderful people, we have an incredible opportunity to build on the values and traditions of Arsenal Football Club.”
Meanwhile, Tim Lewis, who was a Board Director at Arsenal since 2020 has now been promoted to the role of Executive Vice-Chairman.
Lewis was instrumental in the acquisition of the club by KSE, which led to the recent evolution of the club’s leadership structure and the Kroenkes see him as a key figure in moving Arsenal forward.