Mick Williams has resigned as a board member of the Pompey Supporters’ Trust and consequently will no longer be eligible to serve as a Director on the board of Portsmouth Community Football Club.
He stands down from both roles with immediate effect.
Mick said “The PST has evolved tremendously since its inception and this year has been no different with a lot happening at PST board level. Decisions are made by the PST board on a regular basis and board members don’t always agree on everything. I opted to resign on a matter of principle over a recent decision of the PST board”.
Given Mick’s resignation and in pursuant of clause 9.6 of the Shareholders’ Agreement, the PST board has elected a new PST representative to serve on the Club board (pending them passing the Football Associations Owners’ and Directors’ Test) and details of this appointment will be made in due course.
Following the news of Mick’s resignation, PST Chairman Ken Malley had the following to say:-
“Everyone that knows Mick, knows that his passion and enthusiasm is matched only by the effort that he puts in to anything that he is connected with. He has given so much to ensure the growth of the Trust and the acquisition of the club and I am sure all of our members will join me and our board in thanking him for his contribution - his continued input will always be welcome”.
Mick himself reflects fondly on the time he spent on both the PST and Club board:-
“Looking back to 2011 when CSI went into administration closely followed by our football club, it is almost unbelievable that we have come so far. The Pompey Supporters’ Trust, along with many other Pompey heroes, led the fight to save our club and ‘We did it’!
“I am very proud to have played my part in that fight and to have been an active Pompey director for the last two years”
Mick added “My family and I remain shareholders and staunch supporters of both the Trust and the club and we wish everybody connected with them the very best of luck in the future”.