PDC chief executive Matthew Porter appointed to board of directors at Leyton Orient FC

Matthew Porter, chief executive of the PDC, has been appointed to the board of directors at Leyton Orient Football Club.

The 37-year-old has overseen the growth of the PDC since becoming chief executive back in 2008, which has included the introduction of major tournaments such as the European Championship, Players Championship Finals and World Cup of Darts.

Porter has also been involved with the launch of the European Tour, as well as the introduction of Qualifying School, the Challenge Tour and the Development Tour onto the PDC circuit.

In 2006, Porter became the youngest chief executive in English football when he was appointed into the role at Leyton Orient, a role which he occupied for eight years.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Porter, who will be continuing in his role as PDC chief executive, said: “I’m delighted to be returning to the club and didn’t have to think twice to take up a position on the board when Nigel (Travis, club chairman) offered it to me.

“This is a time for us to look to the future and there’s a great buzz around the place because everyone knows how difficult things have been and that cloud has now been lifted.

“I’ve been working with Nigel on this since the start of the year and it was frustrating for us how long the process took, but the enthusiasm and dedication of the group really shone through for me and I know they’ll be great owners of the club.”

Picture: Matchroom Sport



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