12:00pm Friday 24th May 2002
YORK City chairman John Batchelor has appointed the club's first chief executive, promoting secretary Keith Usher to the role.
"He has been doing the job of secretary for a long time and I felt he just needed some recognition," explained Batchelor.
"As secretary, Keith already pretty much runs the club on a day-to-day basis but his new title means he will have a greater involvement in more of the strategic decisions at the club.
"He has a huge amount of experience and we wanted to draw on that and reward him for his loyalty to the club."
Usher is a former policeman and former secretary of the York Football Association.
He was appointed club secretary in 1987, succeeding Tom Hughes to the post.
Updated: 09:05 Friday, May 24, 2002
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