Hibs appoint Scott Lindsay as new Chief Executive!!!
Hibs have today announced that they have appointed a new chief executive at the club, to work alongside Chairman Rod Petrie.
Petrie has made room for a new chief executive to take some of the reigns and that man will be Scott Lindsay.
Hibernian-mad.co.uk heard some whispers of this move way back in September 2007. (See following link)
Scott Lindsay was originally on the club's board as finance director, but left in 2005. He then re-joined in a senior management position in 2007.
Petrie has given up some of his power at Easter Road so he can give more time to manager Mixu Paatelainen and also concentrate more on his jobs at the SFA and SPL.
The Hibs chairman told the official club website:
"This announcement formalises a change in structure. The Club remains my first priority. As Chairman, I continue to undertake a range of executive duties, but this change enables me to spend the time necessary to serve on the Boards of the SPL and the SFA.
"It is comforting for every Hibernian supporter to know that the complex business of the day to day running of the Club is in the hands of an experienced and dedicated senior management team, led by Scott Lindsay as Chief Executive.
"This new structure means that we can provide the hands-on leadership to ensure the Club continues to operate in a professional and successful way."
New chief executive Scott Lindsay was delighted to take up his new position and also speaking to the official club website, said:
"The new structure will allow the Chairman to focus his efforts on working with the Manager as he shapes the squad he wants to take the Club forward. The Chairman will also ensure that the Club has a strong voice within the upper echelons of Scottish football.
"At the same time, much requires to be done on a day to day basis to ensure the smooth running of the operations of the Club and my task will be to ensure the management team stays focused on delivering.
"In addition, having just seen the new training centre open, this remains a time of great opportunity and challenge for the Club. We must always strive to further develop our infrastructure and we will be looking to progress some major projects."
Is this a move by Petrie to slowly but surely hand over the chairmanship of the club to a new man and for him to step aside??
One thing is for sure, Hibernian-mad.co.uk was first with the news from inside Easter Road again.:-)