Ed Balls becomes Norwich City Chairman
The 48-year-old, a lifelong Canaries fan, will take up the non-executive role with immediate effect, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.
Majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones said Balls would bring considerable economic knowledge and experience to the position.
A statement read: "We're absolutely delighted to confirm that Ed Balls is the new chairman of Norwich City.
"His economic know-how and experience, coupled with his passion for all things Norwich City, will be a major asset for the board and we're excited about working closely together with Ed, David McNally and the other directors in this new era for the club.
"Ed will work closely with all of us on the short, medium and long-term strategy to shape the future of this great footbal'.