Pompey Trust appoint new chairman

New Pompey Trust chairman Ashley Brown
New Pompey Trust chairman Ashley Brown
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Pompey Supporters’ Trust have named Ashley Brown as their new chairman.

The 42-year-old was appointed to the role by the board this week.

He replaces Jo Collins, who has stepped down after two years in the position.

Newly-elected board member Tom Dearie is now the vice-chairman.

In addition, Clare Martin has been appointed as a co-opted board member.

Martin is director of Community Projects at Pompey Sports & Education Foundation (PSEF).

Pompey’s community work has received several awards in recent years in recognition of its excellence.

Now Martin will be working with the Trust to ensure that impressive work goes from strength to strength.

Trust spokesman Scott McLachlan said: ‘We are proud Clare has agreed to join us.

‘This appointment strengthens the link between the Trust and the club’s community department and will enable us to work together more closely on projects that are important to Pompey fans, our local community and further afield.’

Martin added: ‘I hope it will bring Pompey’s work in the community closer to the fans and that we can, in the future, engage in some exciting and innovative projects together that will make a real difference both in Portsmouth and beyond.’

Meanwhile, Matt Partridge has left the Trust board.

He has been replaced by Mark Trapani.