Malachy Brannigan ACMA

Advisor - StadiArena

Mal is an accountant with over 20 years experience within the banking, textile and football industries.

Joining Everton FC in 1995, Mal was initially employed as the Club’s Commercial Accountant prior to becoming the assistant Financial Controller. In 1999, he became Everton’s Business Development Manager working with international and national brands such as Puma, T-Mobile (One 2 One) and MBNA.

In 2001 Mal was invited by Adam Pearson, new Chairman for Hull City AFC, to join him as Finance Director on the executive management boards of both the Football Club and the Stadium Management Company. During his five years in the role the Tigers enjoyed ‘back to back’ promotions from League 2 to the Championship and record period of debt free growth for both companies.

The Club also moved home during this period to the award winning KC Stadium.

In 2006 Mal was invited to join the board of Coventry City Football Club and take up the role as Financial Director for the Sky Blues. As part of a three man senior management team with Paul Fletcher and Ken Sharp, Mal was instrumental in helping to steer the Club through a challenging period of reinvention from the ground up which included the successful search and takeover by new owners of the Club in late 2007.

Mal has since worked as a financial consultant for a Championship UK football club, and is currently the Managing Director for a very successful League 1 club.

Malachy Brannigan