The former European Champion, Chelsea Football Club has announced that the long-serving director of communications and public affairs,Steve Atkins is leaving the club to take up the role of chief communications officer at McLaren Racing in December.
Steve is leaving Chelsea after 14 years to join McLaren Racing but will continue to act as a senior advisor to the club and support the transition over the next few months according to report .
Todd Boehly, chairman, said: ‘On behalf of everyone at the club, we want to thank Steve for his 14 years of dedication to Chelsea F.C. We have greatly valued his advice and counsel, and will continue to leverage his experience and knowledge over the next few months. We wish him every success in his new senior role at McLaren Racing.’
During his time at Chelsea, Steve helped develop the club’s communications into an authoritative, and world-leading operation, working confidently and at pace under some of the most intense media scrutiny in global sport, while promoting a culture of greater collaboration and engagement across all departments within the business.
Steve has been one of the key drivers in the club’s work on fighting discriminatory behaviour in our sport, a passionate supporter of the women’s game and a leader in our work on equality diversity and inclusion.
Source: Chelsea Fc