MOORS are delighted to announce the appointment of Anne-Marie Eden as chief executive with immediate effect.
Calvin Barnett is standing down from the chief executive role which he has held on a part-time basis for the past 21 months since investing in the club alongside chairman Darryl Eales in August 2018.
The appointment of Eden on a full-time basis reflects the growth and progress the club has made over the past two seasons and shows the club’s ambitious plans for the future both on and off the pitch. Moreover, the appointment complements Tim Murphy joining the club as a 25 per cent shareholder and deputy chairman.
Barnett is remaining involved in the club as a non-executive director and will continue to work one day a week for the club on a voluntary basis.
Reflecting on the move, Barnett said: “The last two years have flown by and in such a short space the club has grown considerably and we all should take genuine pride on what has been achieved… with much more to come!
“In Anne-Marie, we have acquired another great addition to the team. As a full-time CEO she will be taking on a hands-on role, building on the strong foundations that have already been laid.
“As planned, I now move on to become a non-executive director and remain an active member of the board engaged in several key projects and relationships.”
Eden joins as CEO from club sponsor – the highly-regarded and fast-growing financial services firm Jerroms – where she was head of client experience, working closely alongside partners and directors.
She has enjoyed a 30-year career in professional services across the Midlands and is well known for her entrepreneurial and people-focused approach.
She is also active in the community, volunteering for various charities, particularly working for the Birmingham Christmas Shelter homeless charity for the past 13 years. She is also an accomplished flautist and member of Birmingham-based ‘The People’s Orchestra’.
Eden said: “With Jerroms one of the key sponsors of Solihull Moors, I have spent every home game at the club hosting a variety of Jerroms clients and business contacts within the newly-renovated and impressive Jerroms Vice Presidents Suite.
“My love of the club and discovering a whole new world combining business with football began on Saturday afternoons last summer.
“I’m not here to change things that don’t need changing, but to work alongside an ever-growing, already very strong, successful and professional team to assist in the Solihull Moors journey.
“Having lived and brought up my family in Solihull for many years, with Solihull Moors Football Club in the heart of the community, I’m so proud to be able to say I am now part of it.”