Partick Thistle have announced that Jacqui Low will replace outgoing chairman David Beattie with immediate effect.
Beattie has stepped down from the role and a position on the board – along with director Greig Brown – after 11 years, seven of which were as chair.
Low, a director at the club since 2015, will step into the role of chairwoman while there are plans in place to bring in additional directors in the coming months.
She told the club website: “On behalf of the board, I’d like to thank both David and Greig in the strongest possible terms for all they’ve done for this club.
“It’s easy to forget that we had debts that ran into millions when David joined and over his tenure as chairman, he’s taken Thistle to the stable and financially sound club it is today.
“We are grateful for his many achievements and he will be sorely missed, but we respect his decision to stand down at this time.
“In his usual fashion, David recognised that we are at a point where change is happening and he wanted to let that happen under new leadership.
“Greig’s business commitments are now at a level that he can no longer commit the time to Partick Thistle that he’d like to. With regret, the board accepted his resignation on that basis.”
After announcing his decision to step down after 11 years, during which the club enjoyed a five-season stay in the Ladbrokes Premiership before relegation last campaign, Beattie added: “While I am sad to leave the board, the time is right to do so.
“Despite the challenges facing us, I leave the club in a strong and stable position, many miles away from where Thistle was when I first came to the club in 2007.
“Since then, it’s been an emotional roller-coaster at times but I wouldn’t have missed a minute of it.
“Now is the time to let the board move the club forward in a fresh way and that means under the direction of a new chairman.”