Gosport Borough have announced a complete restructure of the Club’s Board and Governance, following a period of review in the close season.
With immediate effect, Iain Sellstrom will take over as Club Chairman.
Iain is establishing a new Board of Directors with particular skills to provide a solid platform for the future development of the club. A full statement on these appointments will be made at the earliest opportunity.
Tony Stares will step down from his ‘acting’ role as Chairman and will be appointed as vice-chairman with a particular focus on the footballing side of the club.
Mark Adams OBE will be appointed as Executive Officer and will be appointed to the new board. Mark brings a breadth of experience in business and sport and will be pivotal in the developments.
Mark will work closely with Jane Pike in her capacity as Finance Director to ensure that the current financial difficulties are addressed and that the future plans of the club are based on solid financial sense.
Former Chairman, Mark Hook, has stepped down from the Board but has kindly offered his support as we move to the future. Our thanks go to Mark for his efforts during his time as Chairman at the club and for his offer of support as we restructure the Club.
Club Manager, Alex Pike, has also stepped down from his role as a Board director so he can concentrate on improving the fortunes of our respective teams. Our coaching staff will all be retained in their current roles.
A new Bar Manager and Catering Manager will be appointed before the new season starts on the 12th August. We hope that that refreshing of these services and facilities will encourage our fans back to the Inn Off The Post.
The Chairman will shortly announce a fans’ forum so that the Club’s supporters can come along and hear the plans and, of course, raise any issues and concerns they may have.
It is the Chairman’s highest priority to get the community and the fans back to the club and help us get the Club back to its former glories.
As a starting point, Iain has agreed to retain the ‘Early Bird’ offer on season tickets until the 5th August to allow a further opportunity for fans to rally round and get behind the Boro’.