Date: 30th July 2019 at 12:46am
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Following the news yesterday that lifelong Saddlers fan Leigh Pomlett has taken over the club ending twenty-eight years under the stewardship of Jeff Bonser, we take a look around the web to find out what we know about our new owner.

Leigh Pomlett is Executive Director of CEVA Logistics.

Pomlett joined CEVA Logistics in Sep­tember 2009 as Exec­utive Vice President for UK and Ireland.

He subsequently became President, Northern Europe in November 2010, was appointed President, Europe in 2013 and since January 2015 has acted as Executive Director.

He has held a number of senior country and regional roles, beginning in 1980, including Chief Executive Mainland Europe for Exel and Chief Executive Mainland Europe DHL Supply Chain, as well as management roles spanning a number of business sectors.

He is also a member and chairman of the Board of the Freight Transport Associa­tion in the United Kingdom.

He also sits on the Board of the Anji-CEVA joint venture in China.

Pomlett joined the Walsall board as Director in 2010.

He has admitted to have supported Walsall his whole life since the age of five. He fondly remembers the days at Fellows Park.

He studied at Blue Coat school before graduating and receiving his Business degree from Liverpool University.

That is an impressive CV and one which boasts the greatest business acumen required to steer any business forward.

Everyone at Vital Walsall welcomes Leigh as chairman and the new era begins today.