It has been confirmed by the Club that Jonathan Jackson will take over from Brenda Spencer as CEO as od July 3rd 2010, Brenda served Wigan Athletic for over 25 years and we wish her all the best.
After the shock announcement that Brenda Spencer was to retire, we all wondered who Dave Whelan would see as an able replacement in the job of CEO, well this morning we found out as Jonathan Jackson was unveiled as the one to help Roberto move the Club forward.
The statement from the club read: Wigan Athletic are delighted to confirm that Jonathan Jackson has been appointed as the club’s new Chief Executive Officer, following the announcement last week that current CEO Brenda Spencer is to retire this summer.
The 43 year-old will start his post on July 3 and will be publicly introduced at that point.
Jackson is currently Finance Director of leading UK leisure centre chain Total Fitness, was part of a successful management buy-out of the business in 2004 and has overseen the company’s impressive rise over the past decade or so.
He qualified with Fairhurst Chartererd Accountants, the Wigan firm who have traditionally looked after the club’s and all Dave Whelan’s business interests.
A lifelong Wigan Athletic supporter and former Chorley FC player, Jackson is the son of former club president Stan Jackson, who famously persuaded Dave Whelan to take over as Chairman in 1995.
Mr Whelan said: “Jonathan is somebody I have known for a long time through his father and his long association with the club.
“He is Wigan Athletic through and through and has an impeccable management track record.
“I believe he is the right man to take the club forward and I’m looking forward to welcoming him on board.”
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