Dineen stands down as Swansea City vice-chairman

31st October 2019
Leigh Dineen

Swansea City can confirm that Leigh Dineen has stepped down from his position as the club’s vice-chairman.

Dineen first became involved in the club back in 2001 as one of the founding members of the Swansea City Supporters Trust who helped take control of the club following the traumatic Tony Petty ownership years.

He was also one of the individual shareholders, together with the Supporters Trust, who bought a shareholding in the club following the removal of Petty in 2002.

Originally the Trust’s Supporters Director on the new club Board of Directors, Dineen was appointed vice-chairman of the football club later the same year in 2002.

Together with the new Board, he helped guide the club from the foot of the Football League and financial insecurity to the Premier League in 2011.

While also taking up the position of commercial director, his day-to-day role in the club diminished following the majority sale of the club in in June 2016 and the appointment of the club’s first Chief Operating Officer.

Dineen, who is no longer a shareholder, remains as Chairman of the club’s Community Trust and the Swans Ladies team, while concentrating on his growing business interests around the city and beyond.

Swansea City would like to thank Leigh for his major contribution to the history and success of the football club over the last 18 years.

The club has no immediate plan to appoint a new vice-chairman.