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Ex-newspaper executive becomes football club boss

A former director of a Johnston Press owned local newpaper publisher has taken up a new role as the chief executive of a Football League club.

Carol Wilby was until recently a member of the senior executive team of Wilfred Edmunds Ltd, which publishes the Derbyshire Times.

However on 4 January she will take up a new role as chief executive of Chesterfield FC.

The appointment comes ahead of the club’s planned move next July from Saltergate after 139 years to the new b2net stadium, which is currently under construction in the Whittington Moor area of the town.

The club said Carol had been brought in “to help drive a rapidly expanding business with additional income streams planned to come from catering, conferences, banqueting, new retail outlets, as well as new ticketing systems and packages appropriate for a family orientated football club”.

Chesterfield chairman Barrie Hubbard said: “Carol will be working alongside myself over the coming months as we press ahead with all our plans to make the move to the b2net stadium as seamless as possible.”


dave (29/12/2009 13:03:58)
It’s a sad day for football when your new ground is towered over by a new Tesco.

Beano Bob (29/12/2009 15:15:46)
I once went to Chesterfield. It as closed.