West Ham legal head selected for seat on the board

Company secretary and head of legal at West Ham United Scott Duxbury has accepted an invitation to join the board at the Nationwide first division club.

Duxbury’s appointment confirms the growing influence of law in football. He joined the club in June 2001 after a spell working with Manchester United director Maurice Watkins advising the Old Trafford club, the FA Premier League, UEFA and FIFA.

Duxbury joins the board of directors of West Ham United Football Club, West Ham United Sportswear and West Ham United Hospitality with immediate effect.