Southend United have appointed Steve Kavanagh as their new chief executive, the third man to be in the role in the last eight months.
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Kavanagh, a chartered accountant, is a former finance director and chief executive at Charlton Athletic.
"I see Steve's appointment as important in helping in the delivery of a bright future," said chairman Ron Martin.
Kavanagh, who will be tasked with helping push through the completion of a new stadium at Fossetts Farm, added: "I have known Ron Martin for a number of years.
"I have seen first hand his passion and desire to deliver success for the club and I am looking forward to working along side Ron, and the rest of the board, to deliver what is a really exciting future.
"However, to deliver the vision I am very clear that the club must continue to engage positively with the supporters and the community at large and where possible expand such activity as the future becomes clearer."