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Former Leyton Orient chief executive officer Matt Porter joins new board of directors

PUBLISHED: 18:12 27 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:22 28 June 2017

Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road pitch (pic: Play With A Legend).

Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road pitch (pic: Play With A Legend).

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Porter returns to club after three years away

Former Leyton Orient chief executive officer Matt Porter has returned to the club after being appointed to the board of directors.

During his previous spell with the O’s, Porter became the youngest CEO in football when appointed in 2006 before leaving in 2014.

Following the recent takeover by Eagle Investments 2017 Ltd, Porter has now returned to Brisbane Road as part of the board, joining club chairman Nigel Travis and principal investor Kent Teague.

“I’m delighted to be returning to the club and didn’t have to think twice to take up a position on the board when Nigel offered it to me,” Porter told the O’s website.

“This is a time for us to look to the future and there’s a great buzz around the place because everyone knows how difficult things have been and that cloud has now been lifted.

“I’ve been working with Nigel on this since the start of the year and it was frustrating for us how long the process took, but the enthusiasm and dedication of the group really shone through for me and I know they’ll be great owners of the Club.

“I’ve been really flattered by the messages from fans on Twitter asking me to return as CEO and although that isn’t the position I am returning as, I’m on hand for both Marshall and whoever is recruited long-term to impart as much experience and knowledge of the club as is needed.

“With Martin back at the club to look after the football side, and a core staff in place which will expand to cope with the demands on it, I’m confident it won’t be long before the club is fully operational again and we can start to put a smile back on everyone’s face.”


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