Supporters Direct (SD) has appointed PST Chairman Ashley Brown as its new Chief Executive.
Brown will join SD in mid-October and his role on the PST and Club boards will remain unaffected.
Brian Burgess, Chair of Supporters Direct, welcomed the appointment – “I am absolutely delighted that Supporters Direct has managed to attract someone of Ashley’s calibre. We are confident that the supporters trust movement will be well served by a CEO who combines strong business skills with direct knowledge of the issues about which Supporters Direct cares so passionately. This makes Ashley uniquely placed to drive forward our mission to promote good governance in sport and to develop sustainable clubs based on supporter involvement and community ownership.”
Ashley added said - "I am proud to be joining Supporters Direct at an exciting time for supporter ownership and engagement. I have seen for myself the benefits of fan involvement from my role leading the Pompey Supporters Trust in our battle to save and then run Pompey. I love football and firmly support the principles of fan ownership and structured dialogue between clubs and fans, both as a Director of Portsmouth Football Club and as a lifelong fan. I look forward to providing SD with strong leadership and helping the supporters trust movement grow, develop and succeed in its mission of empowering fans through better governance.
We wish Ashley well in his new role.