Boreham Wood have announced a new chief executive officer in local man and former player Charlie Hunter.
Hunter has been working closely with chairman Danny Hunter for six years but much closer over the past 14 months, after gaining a first-class business degree from American University in Washington, DC.
Although only 26 years old, Hunter has a long and rich history with Boreham Wood, having played and captained the academy to national titles, played for the first team and taken up successful roles within the community and youth set-ups, before moving to the United States to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
Upon the appointment, chairman Danny Hunter commented: “I’m happy that Charlie has decided to accept my offer. He’s loyal, he’s smart, he’s hard-working and when dealing with me, he’s already shown what a bright guy he is.
“I’ll still continue to run the club in the normal way, but I do like to promote from within, and he gets the club. As any father should when allowing a son into his world, I have made him over an intermittent six-year period start at the very bottom.
“He’s had to work his way up, through the community, the function and the academy departments, while working toward his first-class degree. So he now understands what hard work is, the way I work, the way the club works, the standards I expect from him and how we work operationally at every level.”
Charlie Hunter commented on his appointment: “I’m delighted to be entrusted with an opportunity like this with all of its responsibilities. This is a football club that I hold dear to my heart, as it is my father’s club and my grandfather managed here back in the 60s and 70s.
“In truth, it also gave me the springboard in football to achieve what I have in recent years, so to be this offered this opportunity to repay the club in this capacity is a privilege. The chairman has commented in board meetings, programme notes and press releases, that he has never really needed to operate with a chief executive because he’s always taken those responsibilities upon himself.
“So, it gives me a quiet confidence that he trusts me not only with the position, but the responsibility. I look forward to amercing myself within the new role in weeks and months to come, as we look to build another competitive side in preparation for an improved 2019/20 season.”