Blackburn has appointed former Preston chairman Derek Shaw as its new managing director.
And former press officer
"I am delighted to be given this opportunity," said Shaw, a 54-year-old Lancashire businessman with more than 20 years' experience as a director in football.
"My goal is to do all I can to help restore Blackburn as a football force and the passion of the owners to get the club back to the Premier League in the shortest possible time is crystal clear.
"I have been invited to come on board and work alongside
"It is a challenge I relish and I am determined to put my experience to good use for the common good at
"We have every confidence in Derek and believe he can play a major role in bringing about a positive change for the club," she said.
"We are keen to build up a good image for BRFC among the fans, media and general populace and we feel sure that Derek and Paul can work in close cooperation to achieve this.
"It is a new start, a new era and we are very excited."
Crystal Palace and Watford battle for the final place in next season's Premier League in the Championship play-off final on Tuesday morning (AEST)