Date: 7th February 2012 at 12:54pm
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Barry Kilby has announced he will stand down as Chairman of Burnley Football Club Board of Directors in May citing “unfortunate health issues” among the reasons for his decision.

He has been Chairman of the club for 13 years and is widely respected and regarded amongst Clarets fans. In January 1999 he invested £3 million in the club becoming Burnley FC`s largest shareholder.

In a statement on the Official website, he said:

“It has been an honour and a privilege to have been at the helm of this great club for the past 13 years.

“However, growing demands on my time caused by the treatment of unfortunate health issues have convinced me that the time is right to plan to step down as chairman.

“I will, of course, give my full support to my successor and hopefully will still be able to make a significant contribution to the well-being and progress of Burnley Football Club.”

Barry was first appointed to the Board of Directors in October 1998 before becoming chairman two months later. He was at the helm during two promotions for the Clarets, the most recent of course being to the Premier League after our Wembley play-offs victory against Sheffield United in May 2009.

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