Chelsea has promoted Peter Ford to its board as resources director.
Ford has worked for Chelsea for 17 years in a variety of management roles and has been part of the executive team since January 1 2003.
He is a chartered accountant and will be responsible for the staff, communications, legal, business change and IT functions.
Ford says: I am delighted to be joining the board.
“My new role actively supports our commitment to constantly improving customer service by aligning many of our support functions.
“Its a new challenge and I look forward to it immensely.
Richard Hornbrook, director and chief executive of Chelsea, adds: “Peter is an invaluable asset to Chelsea and its board.
“His understanding of our business and the industry is excellent.