He told BBC Radio Humberside he was voted onto board in a 'unanimous decision' by the current directors.
There has yet to be official confirmation from Scunthorpe United.
More to follow.
Iron-Bru.net are currently running a poll to see whether Iron fans want Hobson on the SUFC board. He has divided opinion so far with 48% saying Yes, 33% saying No and 19% saying they are unsure until they have heard about his plans for the club.
You can vote here