Portsmouth director and Pompey Supporters Trust board member Mick Williams has resigned from both boards with immediate effect.
Williams has cited a recent decision by the PST board as the reason for his departure. The businessman’s decision has come as a shock to supporters as Williams was integral in the fight to save the club. He has been on the club’s board since the PST led takeover in April 2013 and handled the club’s finances for short time.
Williams was part of the team that led the fans’ takeover in 2013 and was appointed as a director along with Ashley Brown and Mark Trapani as the PST’s representatives. Portsmouth chairman Iain McInnes said in a statement on the Portsmouth website:
“It has been a privilege to work with him, both to save the club in the first place and then, as a fellow director, to start the process of rebuilding it.”
Williams said a statement on the PST website:
“I am very proud to have played my part in that fight and to have been an active Pompey director for the last two years. My family and I remain shareholders and staunch supporters of both the Trust and the club and we wish everybody connected with them the very best of luck in the future.”
PST Chairman Ken Malley refused to comment on the circumstances of Williams’ resignation in a radio interview but did say “he has given so much to ensure the growth of the Trust and the acquisition of the club and I am sure all of our members will join me and our board in thanking him for his contribution.”
Portsmouth beat Luton Town 2-0 on Saturday to move up to thirteenth in the League Two table . The PST have said a new board member and director will be appointed shortly.