|Jeremy Roland Peace|
13 August 1956 |
West Bromwich, England
|Known for||Owner of West Bromwich Albion F.C.|
Jeremy Roland Peace is a British businessman and, since June 2002, has been the Chairman of West Bromwich Albion F.C., a professional football club in the West Midlands, England.
Jeremy Peace was born 13 August 1956 in West Bromwich and educated at Shrewsbury School. He worked in accountancy, stockbroking and investment banking between 1974 and 1983. Until 1991, he was a major shareholder and director of Morland Securities PLC (later renamed Access Satellite International PLC) and then of Sangers Photographics PLC (later renamed Quadrant Group PLC). Since that time, Peace has been a director and/or shareholder in various public limited companies, namely South Country Homes, Thomas Potts, London Town, e-primefinancial, EP&F Capital, Galahad Capital, Camelot Capital and West Bromwich Albion F.C.
West Bromwich Albion
Peace joined the board of West Bromwich Albion as a Non-Executive Director on December 8, 2000, becoming Chairman in June 2002 following the resignation of Paul Thompson. The Company was taken private in 2005, with Peace owning a majority shareholding. When he took the helm at The Hawthorns, the Club had just won promotion to the Premier League for the first time, thus ending a 16-year exile from the top flight. Since then, Albion have gone from strength to strength. Under Peace’s leadership, the Baggies have become renowned for their financial stability and sensible business practice. This has provided a solid platform for the Club to enjoy three further automatic promotions – including their first league title success for 88 years in 2008. They are now competing for a ninth season in the Premier League, having remained in that league for the past four seasons. On May 31, 2013, Peace transferred his 59.9 per cent shareholding in West Bromwich Albion Group Limited to a new company, West Bromwich Albion Holdings Limited (WBAH). Peace is the sole director of WBAH and during the summer of 2014, WBAH acquired a further 988 shares, taking its shareholding to 77.3 per cent.