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Where is Amanda Staveley from and does she have any Newcastle links?

Molly Young October 8, 2021
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Amanda Staveley is the talk of the Toon after becoming part-owner of Newcastle United as chief executive of PCP Capital Partners. Find out the businesswoman’s background and why she’s so passionate about this particular Premier League club despite growing up elsewhere.

Explore Amanda Staveley’s recent NUFC takeover success and more below.

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Where is Amanda Staveley from?

British businesswoman Amanda Louise Staveley is from Ripon, a cathedral city in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.

Born in Ripon on 11 April 1973, Staveley is 48 years old.

The unspoilt cathedral city, about 75 miles south of Newcastle, is a highlight of North Yorkshire and balances rich cultural heritage with exciting contemporary living.

As well as the city’s imposing cathedral, Ripon features fascinating museums and a bustling market square – so there’s plenty to entertain visitors.

CEO becomes part-owner of NUFC

Amanda Staveley is known for her business connections with Middle East-based investors and helped a consortium led by Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, to take over Newcastle United in a deal completed yesterday (7 October 2021).

The chief executive of PCP Capital Partners founded the investment service in 2005. The company has offices in London and is headquartered in Abu Dhabi.

After a long-running dispute surrounding the buyout, which revolved around fears the Saudi government would control the club, the £305 million takeover of Newcastle United Football Club by the consortium of PIF, PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media is now complete.

Staveley now owns 10% of the club alongside Reuben Brothers, with PIF owning the majority with 80%.

Does Staveley have Newcastle links?

Although Amanda Staveley isn’t originally from Newcastle, she recently outlined her new vision for the club during a Sky Sports interview. In it she justified her passion for north east England and Newcastle’s historic football team.

Explaining she first visited St James’ Park to watch Newcastle take on Liverpool, Staveley said it only took her half an hour to fall in love with the city, the club and its amazing fans.

After describing Premier League football as the best in the world, Staveley added Newcastle United would become the best team in the world!

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PCP’s chief executive confirmed she plans to be based in the north east and described herself as a “North Yorkshire girl”.

Before this week’s successful bid, Amanda Staveley attempted to buy a stake in Newcastle United Football Club on two occasions.

The businesswoman first attempted a buyout in 2018 and again in 2020 as part of a group led by PIF.

Long-suffering Newcastle fans are now dreaming of trophies having not lifted a major cup since 1955. That’s 66 years of hurt.

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Molly Young is a Journalism with Public Relations student at Leeds Beckett University. Boasting a creative background through her studies and on her personal social media channels, Molly loves creating content and providing entertainment analysis through her writing.