Gateshead have confirmed the appointment of Bernard McWilliams as the club’s vice-chairman.
A long-time supporter of the club, McWilliams currently holds the position of chairman with supporters’ group Gateshead FC Soul.
He was also involved with the formation of the fan-led consortium, which combined local business people and supporters to take over ownership of the club.
Over the last season, he has been actively involved as an advisor to the board of directors, working alongside Neil Pinkerton and Trevor Clark.
He will take on vice-chairman duties with immediate effect, following the departure of Trevor Clark in May.