JON Flatman will take on the role as chief executive at Barnsley FC on a full-time basis.

Flatman was announced to be the acting chief executive when Khaled El-Ahmad left for the US in December.

It has been confirmed today that he will take on the role on a full-time basis.

Flatman joined the club as Chief Revenue Officer in January 2023.

Club chairman Neerav Parekh said: “Jon has a clear vision for how a modern football club should operate and he has driven a restructure that we believe will take the club forward in a more professional manner; as a board we are delighted that he has agreed to take the role permanently.

“His leadership over the past few months has been impressive.

“During his time as Chief Revenue Officer he was influential in both the new Oakwell lease with Barnsley Council and the partnership working with the Community Trust alongside improved and diversified commercial income.

“Since stepping into the role as CEO, the club have improved their active listening to the fan base and implemented the Fans Advisory Board and the move to Safe Standing.”

Flatman added: “To be asked to be CEO of this historic football club is an incredible honour.

“We are a club at the heart of the town and it has never been more important for us to give back to and create a future for the supporters who have stood behind us in recent years.

“There is a lot of hard work to come and there will be some new faces around the building who will work alongside Rob Zuk, Mladen Sormaz and the rest of the staff at Oakwell to help us achieve success both on and off the pitch.

“I am very honoured to have been given the support of Neerav, Jean, James and Julie Anne and I am looking forward to the challenge.”