GRAHAM Wood is returning for a second spell as chairman of Hampton and Richmond Borough FC.
He heads a consortium that includes Jacques Le Bars, godson of the late club president Alan Simpson, who died this year. Le Bars will be vice-chairman.
They have the backing of the supporters’ trust and existing directors and will set out to maintain the club's competitive position in National League South.
Manager Alan Dowson has also confirmed he will remain at the Beveree, to try to improve on the team’s seventh-place finish, which was enough to lift them into the play-offs. They were beaten 4-2 on aggregate by promoted Ebbsfleet United in the semi-finals.
The changes follow the decision of Steve McPherson to step down after nine years as chairman.
Wood, who is returning after a spell in charge of Gateshead in the National League, said: "We would like to thank Steve for his leadership and hard work to get Hampton back into the upper reaches of National League South. "