Leeann Dempster has bid an emotional farewell to Hibernian on social media as the former chief executive leaves the club.

Dempster joined the club from Motherwell in 2104, where she has also been chief executive.

The highlight of Dempster’s time at the club was Hibernian’s long-awaited Scottish Cup Final victory over Rangers in 2016. It brought to an end a wait of over 100 years for Hibernian to win the cup.

Highlighted cup victory

Dempster referenced that in her Twitter post, and also highlighted the fact that Pat Stanton is at the club as an ambassador.

Hibernian v Hamilton Academical (Ladbrokes Premiership)

Former Hibernian Chief Executive Leeann Dempster (Photo by Bruce White / SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I didn’t arrive as a Hibs fan, but it was I challenge I wanted to get stuck into. To restore the club to where it should be. Surrounded by some wonderful people, on and off the pitch, I’m proud of what was achieved and the foundations that have been laid to push on” Dempster began.

“Thank you for all the kind message. I’m glad we managed to put a few smiles on faces along the way. It has been a privilege – from that day in May 2016, some European adventures and promotion to getting a legend like Pat Stanton back in an official capacity” she said.

“mean so much”

“No matter where I go, the club will mean so much to me. It really got under my skin and I wish the players and staff every success going forward. There are too many individuals to mention that deserve my thanks. You know who you are” Dempster concluded.

Leeann Dempster and Ron Gordon

Leeann Dempster and Ron Gordon (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group via Getty Images)

It will be interesting to see what she does next, perhaps a role at another Premiership club will crop up.

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