Following the termination of the Hicks and Gillett from the Anfield board – the reds have confirmed to the UK authorities the 5 new directors sitting on the Anfield board. All of whom are members of the NESV consortium.
We reported four of these as confirmed 10 days ago but the paperwork has now been completed and a further director has been appointed.
A company called UKSV (United Kingdom Sports Ventures) has been created to own Liverpool FC. This is a subsidiary of the American group.
John W Henry
Everyone is aware of the front man of the bid from NESV. The 61 year old first took a step in sports club ownership 21 years ago but it was the creation of NESV in 2002 and the purchase of the Boston Red Sox baseball team that has been the most well documented involvement in sports.
Tom Werner (Chairman)
The 60 year old made most of his personal wealth through his job as TV producer. He was a co-founder of NESV along with John Henry, and is currently the Chairman of NESV, Boston Red Sox and Liverpool FC.
The 51 year old current owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning, a Florida based Ice Hockey team. After owning his own hedge fund he bought the Ice Hockey team in February this year. He described the purchase of the Lightning as ‘a dream come true’.
He is one of two vice-chairmen at NESV. His relationship stretches back a long time as he used to work for John Henry as a fund manager.
Described as an investor in the group. He is a former business partner of Jeffrey Vinik from their days running an asset management fund.