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Mark Ashton to step down as CEO

Mark Ashton will step down as Bristol City CEO at the end of this season, on May 31st, following more than five years with the club.

Bristol City owner Steve Lansdown said: “I’ve enjoyed working closely with Mark throughout his time here. It’s disappointing to see him go but I understand there comes a time in everyone’s career when they want to take on a new challenge.

“Mark has been an integral part of what we have created over the last few years and he has helped build a strong foundation for the club to move forward from. His work as an EFL Director has also been of benefit in raising the club’s profile.

“I’d like to thank Mark for all his work and everyone at Bristol City wish him the best for the future.”

During Ashton’s tenure, City has established itself as a sustainable Championship club, with a pathway of talent progressing from Academy to first team, as well as the building of the new Robins High Performance Centre.

Mark Ashton said: “I want to thank the Lansdown family for their support over the last five years. It’s been an incredible role and a privilege to be the CEO of Bristol City.

“I want to give credit to the staff who have worked tirelessly here and who I will miss very much. The club is in excellent hands with such dedicated and passionate people.

“During my time here, it has been a priority to steer the club in a proper and stable way, to see the integration of the Academy and Women’s team into a one-club structure, and of course to see the completion of the Robins High Performance Centre.

“The club is in a great position to take the next step forward and it feels like now is the right time for myself to move on and embrace a new challenge.”

The Bristol City Board will now consider its options beyond May 31st with the imminent focus being on finishing the season positively.

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