Stamford Bridge

David Barnard

Director of Football Operations

David joined Chelsea in July 2002. He has overall responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the Football Department, including transfer agreements and player contracts, ensuring compliance with the relevant football authorities.

In addition, he is responsible for ensuring regulatory arrangements and administrative requirements for all club fixtures, including our pre and post-season tours.

A member of the Football Club Board, which oversees football policy for the club, David has completed well over 40 seasons in professional football.

He also represented the Premier League on the FA Council between 2007 and 2018, and is an ambassador for the England national teams.