MALVERN Town have appointed seven directors to form a new board.

The West Midlands League Premier Division title chasers' new board comprises mainly of local businesspeople from a range of industries with a wealth of skills, contacts and experience to help drive the club’s upward progression.

Chairman Chris Pinder said he is redistributing his shareholding to be split equally between the new directors in order to ensure a fair and democratic system of decision making.

The new directors are Keith Chaplin, Lee Hooper, Donna Parker, Carl Pitt, Adrian Platt, Martin Shuttlewood and Dene Whittal-Williams.

Pinder was unanimously voted to stay on as chairman with Chaplin as vice-chairman.

Pinder said of the new board: “After announcing my intention to end sole ownership in October 2017, several encouraging meetings took place to get to this stage.

"It’s an exciting and positive time because the new board has the right mix of specialisms to drive the club forward at a faster pace.”

Chaplin said: “The first order of business for the new board is ensuring that Les Jones’ side are supported as best we can in order to push for the league title.

"Increased fundraising through more events and other new sponsorship initiatives are a high priority.

"We are all looking forward to pushing on now and working as a team to take Malvern to the next level.”

Second-placed Malvern host Bilston Town Community in the league at the HDanywhere Community Stadium tomorrow (3pm).