Warrington Wolves have announced that Stuart Middleton will become the club’s new chairman.
Professor Steven Broomhead has now stepped down from the chairman role and will revert to the position of vice-chairman.
Middleton has made substantial financial contributions to the club since becoming a director on the club’s board, having invested over a million pounds. He has helped in areas such as the funding of transfer fees and stadium renovations.
He has shown commitment to boyhood club Warrington by pledging a further million pounds over the next four seasons.
And Middleton admitted that he wants to make the Wolves an even more successful club on and off the field.
He said: “I am honoured to become the chairman of Warrington Wolves, the club that I have supported most of my life and that I care passionately about.
“It’s not all about the status but more about making a difference, ensuring that we have financial security, a strong and robust business plan with success ingrained in our culture and ethos.
“A winning attitude starts at the top and filters down.”
And Broomhead thinks Middleton is the right man to take the club forward.
He said: “Stuart and I have worked very closely over the past two years alongside the board to drive forward the ambitions of the club.
“After nine years as chairman, I believe it is the right time for Stuart to take on the leadership of the board and I will continue to support him as his deputy.
“Stuart is a very astute and successful business person as well as being a lifelong fan and I know his passion for success will be infectious on and off the field within the club.”