It is a real honour and privilege for me to become the new Chairman of the Sunderland Former Players Association.
Taking over from Gary Bennett, who is to be congratulated on a very successful and safe pair of hands during his two years as Chairman.
I intend to hopefully continue where Gary left off and help to raise our profile within Sunderland, develop meaningful relationships within the business community and add value to the lives of our membership, wonderful fans, families and children of the region.
We have an amazing committee and support network who are all committed to changing lives in Sunderland and are also very proud of our relationship with Sunderland Football Club whom I would like to thank for their continued support.
Thank you to all of those people who have trusted me with this important role.
"I will not let you down!"