Hale is to launch a new business venture which the club board insists would “cause a conflict of interest” with his role at Hereford Football Club.
In a statement released by Hereford FC this afternoon the club has confirmed that Jon Hale has stepped down from the Board of Directors with immediate effect.
The Club’s Board are in unanimous agreement with Jon that a new commercial venture he is launching would cause a conflict of interests with his official role at Edgar Street and have therefore accepted his resignation.
On behalf of the club’s supporters, the remaining Directors would like to place on record their thanks to Jon for the dedication he has shown to his role as Chairman, and for his huge contribution to the club’s development. Jon and his family will always be guaranteed a warm welcome at the club and everyone at Edgar Street would like to wish them all the very best for the future.
Hereford FC Vice Chairman, Chris Williams, will assume the role vacated by Jon until the Company AGM in December 2016.
Fans can rest assured that the focus, aims and ambitions of the club – to gain promotion to the Football League as quickly as possible and to continue to build a sustainable club that sits right at the heart of the local community – remain unchanged, and that the aims also include securing long-term leases on the Edgar Street Stadium, which will enable further investment in its facilities to safeguard the club’s future and ensure the best chance of all our ambitions being realised.