Stefan replaces the outgoing Andy Ambler who is departing following his appointment as Head of Professional Game relations at the Football Association.
Stefan has served as The Saddlers’ CEO since 2010, having previously held the position of Financial Director since arriving at the Banks’s Stadium in the summer of 2002. He has previously served as Alternate Director for League One and been an active member of the EFL’s Commercial Committee.
“Personally it is a real honour,” he said. “I am delighted to have been handed this opportunity to work on behalf of all League One clubs and I will endeavour to represent them, and their issues, to the best of my ability during the course of my tenure.
“The EFL and its clubs across the three divisions continue to be faced with many varied challenges and opportunities and as a member of the Board, I hope to be able to make a valuable and lasting contribution that can yield collective benefit.
“It will also stand Walsall Football Club in good stead as I will be suitably placed to represent the club’s interest in a variety of ways.”
EFL Chairman Ian Lenagan said: “I’d like to welcome Stefan to the EFL Board. He brings with him considerable experience having been involved in professional football for over 15 years. The majority of that time has been spent as CEO in League One, so he understands the landscape well and this will no doubt prove hugely beneficial to all our clubs in the division and the wider EFL.”
He added: “I’d also like to place on record my thanks to Andy Ambler, who has had made a particularly impressive contribution to the EFL in recent seasons and for that he is widely respected by all our clubs and many more within the game. It is no surprise that he is moving on to head up professional game relations at the FA and everyone at the EFL wishes him the very best of luck in the future.”