Dave Baldwin, who previously served as the chief executive of Burnley and the EFL, has left his position as the strategic advisor for Huddersfield Town, according to an announcement by the club. Baldwin joined the club in May 2022 initially as a strategic advisor to Dean Hoyle. His arrival coincided with a period of ownership complexity, with Phil Hodgkinson still holding 75% of the shares in Huddersfield Town, and one of his responsibilities was exploring options for taking control of the John Smith’s Stadium.
When Dean Hoyle decided to step away from the day-to-day operations of the club in October, Baldwin took on a more prominent role and was appointed as the managing director. His primary task was to find a new owner who would acquire the club entirely.
In March, it was revealed that Dean Hoyle had regained full control of the club and had agreed to sell Huddersfield Town to Kevin Nagle, an American businessman, who received final approval from the relevant authorities in June.
Under Nagle’s leadership as chairman, the club has made several key appointments, including Jake Edwads as chief executive, Mark Cartwright as sporting director, Domenic Notarfrancesco as director of global brand, and David Wetherall as strategic academy advisor.
With these new hires in place and the transition to a new staff largely completed, Dave Baldwin returned to his previous role as a strategic advisor. The club expressed gratitude for his hard work and wished him well for the future as his role was considered to be fulfilled.