Maxi achieved worldwide fame as the lead singer of the band Faithless, best known for their dance songs “Insomnia” and “God is a DJ”. Born and bred in south London, Maxi has been a Palace supporter since the early 1970s and was a prominent voice when the club was in administration in 2010.
At the match against Nottingham Forest last night he commented “I can't tell you how honoured I feel to have been invited to be an Associate Director of the club I've loved and supported since I was nine years old. I was a regular in the Holmesdale during the 70s, I idolised John Jackson and the highlight (thus far!) the total 5-0 annihilation of Man Utd. I was there!!! I lost all my money, my house keys and had my beloved (embroidered!) bobble hat'n scarf nicked by two 9ft red'n white Yeti but it remains one of my all time brilliant weekends! I've been a bit busy over the last few years but I've now got the opportunity to come more regularly to the games and give something back to the club I've loved for so long. I'm South London and Proud. And I support the Palace!”
Palace Chief Executive Phil Alexander said: "I'm delighted that Maxi has signed up to be an associate director at Palace. He has been a devoted Palace fan for more than 40 years and joins another iconic entertainer Eddie Izzard in the boardroom on match days. We look forward to welcoming him down at Selhurst as much as possible this year."
An Associate Directorship includes full hospitality in the Boardroom at every home game for two guests and is a fantastic way to enjoy football. As well as meeting Directors from other clubs it is a great way of business networking and entertaining. Packages are still available for the 2012/13 season. For further details contact Phil Alexander, Chief Executive of Crystal Palace on 020 8768 6001.