Statement from Wycombe Wanderers Trust
Two years ago Wycombe Wanderers Trust took over the ownership of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club with Don Woodward taking on the position as Chairman for this historic club.
Don took over the Chairman’s role at a challenging time for the club and has worked tirelessly since then to establish a platform for growth. In this time the club has gone through many highs and lows and it is a credit to Don that he has steered the club to its current position.
Due to increasing personal work commitments Don has now decided that the time is right to step down as Chairman but he will remain on the trust board and assist the new Chairman.
We would like to thank Don for his vital input to Wycombe Wanderers over the many years and his commitment to the Chairman’s role over the last 2 years.
Don Woodward will officially step down as Chairman on the 31st July 2014 and be replaced by Andrew Howard.
Andrew brings with him an established and successful background of business growth within the food industry and is actively involved in the motorsport industry. Bringing with him a wealth of management and leadership experience, Andrew has been involved with WWFC for the last 5 years and takes on the role with Trust Board approval.
Don comments: “After two years as Chairman of the Wycombe Wanderers Football Club, the time has come for me to step down and hand over this challenging and rewarding role to Andrew Howard. Having worked hard to provide a platform for this next stage of development, I am excited about this next chapter for the club and will remain on the Trust Board to help assist the new chairman in his role.
"I have asked Andrew to take on the role from 1st August 2014, ready for the coming season, and wish him every success in this new and exciting chapter for the Club.”
Trust Chairman Trevor Stroud comments: “I would like to personally thank Don for his tireless commitment and the commendable job he has done as Wycombe Wanderers Chairman over the last 2 years. His efforts during the takeover two years ago and since have been an integral part of ensuring Wycombe Wanderers future as a professional football club.”
Andrew Howard comments: “I have been working closely with Don to ensure I am fully equipped to take on the role as Chairman, continuing to build a platform that the Club can grow from and I am very much looking forward to Wycombe Wanderers continuing its exciting journey.”