The club is pleased to confirm the appointment of Keith Finnigan as Managing Director.
Keith is well known to SSFC Chairman Geoff Thompson, with the pair having initially worked for rival companies, before linking up in a start-up venture 14 years ago.
Recently their paths crossed again, and Keith has spent the last two months working behind the scenes at Mariners Park, implementing new financial systems and controls at the club.
Keith is a qualified accountant, with over 25 years’ experience in senior commercial and financial roles with regional, national and international businesses.
He brings a wealth of experience within the service sector, which will be invaluable as the club continues to progress and grow.
He said: “I am delighted to have been offered the opportunity to join South Shields Football Club at such an exciting time in its history.
“I am really looking forward to contributing to the continued success the club has achieved in recent years, both on the pitch and with its commercial activities, which are vital to supporting that success.
“I will have the pleasure of working with many talented people within the club, who are united in their commitment to creating the experiences and success that our passionate supporters deserve.”