Leigh Centurions have announced the appointment of Mike Norris as their new chairman.
A current member of the board of management, Norris was unanimously voted in the chair and was more than happy to accept the challenging position of continuing the club’s quest of winning a place in Super League.
Norris, 50, is the owner of Norris Biomedical Ltd, strategic advisor to a number of early stage medical technology companies. Brought up on Baker Street in Westleigh, he has been a season ticket holder since 1977 and his all-time favourite Leigh player is John Woods.
Norris was one of the team which came in to run the club 12 months ago and has recently moved his Corporate Finance business to offices at the Leigh Sports Village. He will continue with the work he was doing with the financial side of the business in tandem with his new role as chairman.
Commenting on his appointment Norris said: “It gives me great pleasure to take the helm and continue to guide our team to achieve the goal we set ourselves 12 months ago.
“Leigh coach Paul Rowley and his team are achieving our goals on the field and it is my challenge to ensure the rest of the business matches the same level of performance.
“We can then continue to roll out our plans in the measured way we believe will enable us to fulfil our ambitions. I am confident I can oversee that strategy and lead us along the path and look forward to doing so.”
John Roddy stood down as chairman earlier this month to concentrate on his business.