FORMER Pompey chief executive David Lampitt has been officially confirmed as the new head of Supporters Direct.
It is a body which works with club’s supporters’ trusts to help them influence their clubs.
The Pompey Supporters’ Trust was working closely with Supporters Direct when it looked likely that Pompey could be liquidated and the fans would have to form a new club from scratch.
Lampitt was employed at Pompey three months after the club went into administration for the first time, and was still at the helm when it was sold to Convers Sports Initiatives.
But he was let go when Pompey went into administration for a second time this year.
He said: ‘It is a real privilege to be given this opportunity to help represent the interests of sport’s most important stakeholders.
‘I look forward to working with some outstanding staff who should be rightly proud of Supporters Direct’s achievements, attracting over £30m of new finance into football and rugby league clubs since 2000.
‘These sports continue to face significant economic challenges and I am very pleased to play a part in promoting the value that supporters and community involvement can bring to that process.’
Mr Lampitt will start his new job on June 25.