Hereford FC have announced that following a Board meeting, Ken Kinnersley has been appointed the club’s new Chairman.
Ken was unanimously selected by his six fellow Directors and will start immediately in his new role at Edgar Street. He replaces former Chairman, Jon Hale, who stepped down in October.
From early in 2015, Ken has played a key role in life at the club – firstly taking on the role of Volunteers Co-Ordinator, before then becoming Non-Executive Operations Director when it became clear quite how much work there was to do at the stadium to ensure it remains fit for purpose.
Having served as Operations Director for several months, Ken then became Hereford FC’s first Chief Executive Officer – a paid role that he will be relinquishing now he has been elected onto the club’s Board of Directors.
Kinnersley commented ‘I am honoured to have been selected as the club’s new Chairman by the Board, and will dedicate myself to continuing the excellent work that all the Directors, staff and volunteers have done so far. We are incredibly fortunate to have such a committed group of individuals driving the club forward and I am looking forward to working even more closely with them.
‘The magnificent support we have seen at our Christmas fixtures against Bishop’s Cleeve and Evesham show what a special club this is, and on behalf of everyone at the club I’d like to thank fans for their vocal encouragement and faultless behaviour at both games.
‘As many people will know, I am hugely protective of the reputation this club has built over the past 18 months and when I see support like we have had at the past two fixtures, I feel nothing but pride about what everyone who cares about the club is trying to build here.
‘I will do all I can in my new role to ensure our club continues to grow and would ask all fans to keep up the incredible support that they have offered Hereford FC, both on and off the field.’