UPDATED: 8:20pm with a quick interview with the new CEO! (BELOW)
Wrexham Football Club has tonight unveiled David Roberts as the club’s new chief executive.
The club’s board said that they were “delighted” to announce his immediate appointment.
David is a chartered accountant and is a lifelong fan of the club, he is said to have a wealth of business experience in the private sector including previously being Finance Director of a multi-million pound private equity backed group in the North West of England.
Wrexham AFC main board director Mark Williams said: “David has been involved with the club for over 30 years and will be a familiar face to many fans.
“He has a real passion for the club and his business skills will play an important part in driving the club through a challenging time.”
Earlier in the month Wrexham Supporters Trust, who recently completed their takeover of Wrexham FC, formally announced several new board members including businessman Don Bircham, former Wrexham Council chief officer Alan Watkin and former Wrexham FC player Barry Horne.
UPDATED: 8:20pm with a quick interview with the new CEO:
David Roberts briefly spoke to Wrexham.com earlier tonight.
Mr Roberts is a lifelong wrexham fan, a familar face around the Racecourse, and until recently programme editor for 26 years. He currently operates as the clubs match day press officer.
David Roberts told us “I will not hold any form of directorship but will be reporting to the football club board on business activities in the club”.
David was educated at Bryn Offa and Yale College and he holds an honours degree, and is a chartered accountant. He has worked in industry and has always had a passion for the club.
The club held a ‘meet the manager’ forum tonight at the Centenary Club, when the appointment was announced. Mr Roberts told the room “its been a whirlwind week but I am delighted to accept the post”.
He stated his “main aim is to bring credibility to Wrexham football club”.
Mr Roberts also confirmed that fans favorite Geraint Parry, who is credited by many for holding the club together in recent years, will remain in post and will deal with football matters.