Former MP Doug Henderson will replace Martin Ritchie as Falkirk FC chairman.
Mr Henderson joined the board in December 2013 and has been a lifelong Falkirk fan.
As a youngster he travelled from his home in Fife to watch the Bairns.
The decision was made at a board meeting at the Falkirk Stadium this evening after a selection process led by outgoing chairman Martin Ritchie.
Andy Thomson was also understood to be a potential candidate for the role.