Dejphon Chansiri's wife named as director of Sheffield Wednesday parent company in structural shake-up
The wife of Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri has been named as a director of the club’s parent company in one of a handful of the latest structural changes to the owner’s business empire.
It is understood though that Tipparut Chansiri, who was already listed as a shareholder in a number of the family’s businesses including the Thai Union Frozen Products, will not take on any role as a director of the football club.
She becomes the director of Wednesday’s parent company SWFC Holdings Limited, based in Hong Kong and owned by Dejphon Chansiri, which in turn has effectively owned the club since July 2018.
The change has been listed on Companies House alongside the moving of shares from SWFC Holdings Ltd to Sheffield 2, one of the firms set up by Dejphon Chansiri around the time of the controversial sale of Hillsborough.
The reasons behind this move are not yet known.
What is clear is that Mr Chansiri remains the only named director of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, which has been the case since the departure of former CEO Katrien Meire last year.
Both Dejphon Chansiri and Meire have been charged with misconduct by the EFL – along with finance director John Redgate, another former director – for circumstances around the sale of Hillsborough stadium, which was included in the accounts for the 2017/18 season.
The trio were charged on November 14 last year, the same day the EFL announced its decision to charge Wednesday with misconduct.
Wednesday have launched an arbitration claim against the authority, describing their actions as ‘unlawful’.