VICE chairman Dick Watson - and three other board members - have resigned from their positions at the club with immediate effect.
Watson has been advised to step down on health grounds, according to a statement on Rovers’ official website.
His son Andrew and daughter Sarah Kell have also resigned.
Mega-rich Terry Bramall, who owns Bramall Construction, has also quit his role after handing in his resignation.
Between them, major shareholders Bramall and Watson own approximately two thirds of the club.
In recent times Bramall has become more detached from Doncaster Rovers, both in terms of his involvement and investment.
He was notably out of the country when Sean O’Driscoll was sacked in September - a decision Dick Watson had a big say in.
It is the departure of vice chairman Watson, announced by John Ryan this afternoon, which has come as a major surprise - even to people inside the club.