Trustee and Derby County CEO
Stephen Pearce, who has been part of Derby County’s executive team since joining the club in 2013, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in August 2018.
Pearce is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the ICAEW, having trained with big four accountancy firm KPMG. He also has a Bachelor of Science with Honours degree from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).
Pearce has 18 years of experience within the football industry starting life as an auditor with clients including Manchester City FC and Chelsea FC. Prior to joining Derby, Pearce held the position of Head of Statutory Reporting at Premier League side Chelsea for seven years between October 2006 and September 2013. Pearce also holds a position on the EFL Board as a Championship Club Director, following his appointment in June 2019