Current incumbent Leigh Dineen – who held the position for 8 years – is to step down, but will remain on the board during the transitionary period.
Rhodes, appointed as the Gambling Commission’s interim chief executive in June, already has experience working at institutions within the city. He served as registrar and chief operating officer at Swansea University in 2018.
Rhodes said: “I’m delighted to be named as the new chair of the Swansea City AFC Foundation. As someone who has supported the club all my life and is a local grassroots football coach, I have seen first-hand the impact that a club – and it’s charitable arm – can have on the community.
“I’m excited about the future and playing a part in helping the foundation grow and continue play a key role in inclusion, education and youth engagement.”
Dineen added: “It has been a great honour to have chaired the trust for the last eight years but it is now time to step down to free up time for my other interests.
“I would like to thank everyone involved for all the help they have given me during this time and am sure Andrew and his new board will continue the great work the Foundation does in the community.”