Ex-Charlton chief Katrien Meire appointed CEO at Sheffield Wednesday

3 January 2018

Ex-Charlton chief Katrien Meire appointed CEO at Sheffield Wednesday

Katrien Meire - newly appointed CEO of Sheffield Wednesday ©Sky Sports

Katrien Meire has  called time on her spell at League One outfit Charlton Athletic to take up a similar role as CEO of Champonship side Sheffield Wednesday.

The appointment, announced prior to kick-off in The Owls' New Year's Day home defeat to Burton Albion, brought an end to the Belgian's four-year stint at Charlton.

Speaking to Wednesday's club website, 33-year-old Katrien said: “I am so pleased to take up the position of CEO at Sheffield Wednesday.

“This is a massive challenge at a massive club and I am looking forward to beginning this journey.

“The chairman has very exciting plans for the club in the short and long term, and I bought into his vision immediately.

“The size of the club and fan base at Hillsborough is renowned in the football world, which were key factors in my decision to join.”

Owls chairman Dejphon Chansiri added: “I would officially like to welcome Katrien to Sheffield Wednesday.

"Katrien's appointment is a key development for our club and one which I am delighted to make.

“I have said for some time that I would only appoint a CEO should the right person fit my specification to lead the structure of Sheffield Wednesday on a day to day basis.

“I am 100% convinced I have found that person in Katrien and I am delighted to confirm her appointment.”

One of her first jobs will be to help find a replacement for head coach Carlos Carvalhal, who parted company with Wednesday on 24 December and is now in charge at Swansea City.

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