Dr Denise Barrett-Baxendale MBE

Power List 2016

‘One of the most prominent and highly-respected women in the world of football, Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, MBE, is a Director of Everton Football Club, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Everton Football Club and Executive Chair of the Club’s official charity, Everton in the Community.

In her existing Club role Professor Barrett-Baxendale has played an integral part in improving the match day experience for supporters, in turn helping to increase attendances and enhance Everton’s reputation both nationally and abroad.

Everton in the Community, meanwhile, has grown into one of the most respected sporting charities in the UK under Professor Barrett-Baxendale’s stewardship, attracting international recognition for its pioneering initiatives and programmes – schemes which, collectively, have earned over 100 local, national and international awards to date.

Away from Everton, Professor Barrett-Baxendale has a catalogue of accolades and duties. Just in the past year, she was appointed as a Deputy Chair to the Liverpool Commonwealth Games Advisory Board, took up a Board position with Sport England, became the Regional President for Girlguiding and received a prestigious Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University.’