Liverpool Football Club CEO Peter Moore has announced that he will leave the club at the end of August after three years in his role.

Moore will step down following a successful three-year period overseeing the club’s off-pitch business operations.

The current Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director at Anfield, Billy Hogan, will assume the role of the CEO from September 1st.

Moore, who was born on Merseyside, left the UK permanently in 1981 for the United States. He enjoyed a successful career at Sega, Reebok, Microsoft, and EA Sports whilst in the US.

In 2017, Moore returned to England to take up a three-season post as Liverpool’s CEO and during his time, he has played an important role in the growth of the Liverpool brand, both on and off the field.

Moore oversaw the transition of the Premier League champions’ kit supplier from New Balance to Nike, a deal which officially begins on August 1st.

Speaking about his departure, Moore told the LFC Official Website:

I’ve loved every minute of the job here in Liverpool and feel privileged to have moved the club forward on its civic, commercial, and community operations during the last three years. It’s been an incredible journey and I’d like to pay tribute to John, Tom, and Mike for giving me the opportunity to lead the business operations at Liverpool.

The ownership group, Fenway Sports Group, also paid tribute to the job Moore has done during his time with the club:

We would like to place on record our gratitude to Peter for his contribution and moving the club forward over the past three seasons.  He has strengthened the club’s business operations through his leadership and we are grateful to him for his passion, dedication, and support.

As Liverpool continues to grow on and off-field, a great debt of gratitude much goes out to the likes of Moore, who along with other board members has helped bring about an incredible period in the club’s history once more.

Recently, the Reds ‘brand value’ was ranked as the fourth highest in the world by Brand Finance, an independent branded business valuation consultancy, putting them in the top rankings of football clubs along with Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester United.