Date: 7th January 2009 at 9:37am
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A press conference was called at S6 this morning to confirm new director Lee Strafford has become the club’s new chairman.

The announcements mark a rapid change at S6 with Nick Parker, who was also elected on to the Owls board at the same time as Strafford late last year, also revealed as the chief executive officer.

Strafford takes over from former chairman Dave Allen, who left the club some time ago with no immediate replacement, while Parker replaces Kaven Walker who left the club recently.

Both were initially elected onto the board until March 31 to help with bringing new investment into the club.

But the new permanent appointments will be announced to the stock exchange this morning.

Strafford was the founder of Sheffield-based internet group, and Owls’ main club sponsor PlusNet before selling up, while Parker was former chief financial officer at the Dyson group.

Neither have as yet pledged any personal money going into Hillsborough, but the duo are still actively looking for fresh investment at S6 and the duo have already shown signs of improvements in the club as a whole.