This week saw Gianni Infantino re-elected as FIFA president for a further four-year term until 2023.

Infantino became president in February 2016 and will now serve his first full four-year term, which will cover the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. His re-election came after FIFA awarded hosting rights for the next two editions of its Club World Cup to Qatar earlier in the week.

Ian Ayre, former chief executive of Premier League football club Liverpool, has stepped down as chairman of Footies, a blockchain ticketing venture for sports venues and teams, after the product reached demonstration stage.

Ayre is set to concentrate on his role as chief executive of Nashville’s Major League Soccer expansion team. More info on this story can be found on our sister site TheTicketingBusiness.com.

Debbie Jevans CBE has been appointed to the role of executive chair of the English Football League (EFL). Jevans (pictured) joined the EFL as an independent non-executive director in 2014 and has served as interim chair since September 2018.

She will now take on responsibility for leading the organisation until a new chief executive is appointed. The EFL said it has received strong interest in the role from both inside and outside football and hopes to have someone in place early in the 2019-20 season.

Ticketing software solutions provider TixTrack has promoted Trevor Baughan to the position of client support manager, while it has also recruited Lindsey Craft as a client support representative.

Lee Dwerryhouse has been promoted to vice-president of retail operations at Liverpool FC. He served as head of the club’s retail operations from August 2010 and previously spent five and a half years as retail manager.

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