EA’s Peter Moore, who earlier headed up the EA Sports division of the company, before becoming the Chief Operating Officer of EA as a whole, is now leaving the company to join Liverpool FC, the soccer club that is also his favorite sports team. He will be heading that club as its CEO.
According to Liverpool, “The appointment completes a 10-month transition plan by FSG and finalizes the senior management structure at the club.” Meanwhile, Andrew Wilson, EA’s CEO, wished Moore the best for his ventures going forward, thanking him for his legacy. “Passion is essential for all of us at Electronic Arts. It’s what gets us up in the morning and drives us to do extraordinary things. And if you’ve ever met Peter Moore, you know that he quite literally wears his passion for Liverpool FC on his sleeve. So it’s with great excitement that we congratulate Peter on following his dream to become the next CEO of his beloved Liverpool Football Club,” he said.
“Peter will leave an incredible legacy. Peter led our sports business to some of its biggest moments as President of EA SPORTS. As our Chief Operating Officer, he helped us navigate the transformation of our company and the evolution of our business in a digital world. In the past year as Chief Competition Officer, he has driven EA’s rapid expansion in competitive gaming. Above all, through his time at EA, Microsoft and Sega, Peter has been a statesman and advocate for our industry. ”
Moore, who currently works at EA, worked with Microsoft prior to this, and Sega before that, where he was responsible for launching the Dreamcast, Sega’s last console, and give it a fighting chance. He leaves the gaming industry after almost two decades of working within it with the largest game companies of the era.