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15 January 2014

Ross Wilson steps up as Director

Huddersfield Town’s Head of Football Operations Ross Wilson has today been appointed as a Director of the Club.

He joins Chairman Dean Hoyle, Operations Director Ann Hough, Commercial Director Sean Jarvis and Chief Executive Nigel Clibbens on an enlarged five person Board.

Wilson’s day to day operational role and responsibilities will be unchanged as he continues to head up Town’s football operations including the Academy, recruitment, scouting, analytics and sports science. 

However, he will now play a role in the strategic development of the Club with a seat at the Board table. 

Wilson joined Huddersfield Town in August 2012 having previously worked in English football with Watford, having begun his career north of the border with Falkirk.

He left Falkirk to join Championship Watford to team up with manager Malky Mackay ahead of Sean Dyche’s subsequent appointment. The Hornets went onto achieve their best League position for four seasons before Ross departed Vicarage Road in August 2012 to join Huddersfield Town.

Chairman Dean Hoyle commented:

“We have a small team - Mark Robins, Ross, me and Nigel Clibbens manage the football side of the business – and I believe it is only right and fair that we bring Ross on board as a Director in recognition of the work he has done behind the scenes. The structure we have in place, from the Academy through to the First Team, bodes well for the future. 

“Our Board of Directors is very dynamic; everyone is ‘at it’ every hour of the day. As anyone who knows Ross will testify, there is nobody more ‘at it’ than him! 

“Ross will retain the title of Head of Football Operations at his own request.”

Ross added:

“I would like to thank Dean and the Directors for giving me this opportunity on behalf of the Board. 

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Club so far; I feel we’ve made massive progress and transitioned since arriving in the Championship. 

“I was previously a member of the Executive Board at Watford and that gave me an insight into the full running of a Club whereby previously my focus was developing the football aspects. Although my role here is to focus on the development of the football department, I can see how the rest of the Club has progressed too and I’m excited about what the future holds for Huddersfield Town.”

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