A couple of additions this week to the recently slimmed down Plc board. It was reported that lawyer and long-time club advisor Stuart Butler-Gallie
has joined the newly reformed Plc board as a non-executive director. Charlton fan and Kings Hill based Vertex Law
founding member Stuart's newer more defined role will help the club continue to move to a stable footing.
Then today the club announced slightly more exciting news (sorry Stuart) that Peter Varney has rejoined the club
in the same non-executive capacity. The role 'non-executive' can conjure up all kinds of duties although one thing is for sure it will not be a full-time job, nonetheless I know as well as you that Peter lives, breathes and sleeps Charlton Athletic. He left his chief executive position at the end of the 2007/8 season handing over to Steve Waggott, citing the time was right to move on
after 11 years at the club. He was linked to a chief executive role at Arsenal and I was surprised that he didn't get a high-profile CEO position. Maybe he didn't want one.
What we do know is that for the majority of this year Peter has spent an incredible amount of time working on behalf of the club in helping them find new or alternative investment. This work will con
tinue but now under the chairmanship again of Richard Murray. I am very happy that Peter is officially back on board.
We were also told that Richard Hatter is replacing his father, Sir Maurice, on the plc board, and will continue to represent Sir Maurice's interests. Philanthrapist Sir Maurice (left) who was knighted 10 years ago is now 79, and his son is a trustee of his Dad's charity foundation. Sir Maurice has built a lot of wealth from his global electronic components business
, and has I understand played more the role of benefactor and business advisor than daily board member.
So all good then as the club continues to underpin it's once much envied foundations.