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Meet The New Executive Board

1 year ago By Jay Taylor

We are delighted to unveil and extend a warm welcome to our new Executive Board.

They will work closely with the current board of directors on the stability and growth of the club along with the development of the new community stadium.

Justin Johnson

“I have been involved with the club as a supporter and a sponsor for over 5 years in which time I have been so impressed with everybody’s involvement and passion to ensure the club’s success goes from strength to strength.”

“I am a senior manager with Hunters Property Group, a trusted company who work closely within the Tadcaster community not just selling houses but also being involved in community projects with schools and Tadcaster’s swimming pool.”

“I would hope in the short-term I can help with community projects and in the longer term bringing new people to be involved with the success of Tadcaster Albion.”

“I would like to say to all the fans and followers, equally I am a passionate supporter and am proud to be a part of the new executive board.”

Alan Swain

“I believe I have all the skills and experience necessary to help run a professional football club in these challenging times and make it successful.”

“My career was spent largely delivering big programmes and contracts, or managing business improvement projects. I’ve also ran my own businesses so I know what is required to run a successful business regardless of size or complexity.”

“My aim is to help build an achievable but ambitious 10 year business plan that will enable the club to progress both on and off the field, and to work closely with the owners to deliver and achieve those ambitions.”

“First and foremost I’m a fan and passionate about football as anyone who knows me would agree. The owners have exciting ambitions for Tadcaster Albion AFC and with the new Executive Board working with them I firmly believe the club is destined for great success.”

James Hanratty

“Firstly, I just enjoy watching Taddy! Whilst I cannot claim to be a lifelong Taddy supporter having only moved to the area three years ago, I had begun following Taddy’s fortunes closely in the past couple of years and had really enjoyed myself when I managed to make it to the games.

Naturally, title challenges and promotions have helped in recent seasons.”

“Secondly, it was clear from the outside that there was something special happening at the club. The owners have brought a degree of structure, professionalism and ambition that I suspect is fairly unusual at a club operating in the eighth tier of English football.

When you add these ingredients to what is already a great ‘community’ club with real identity, the set-up is just something worth being part of. So when the opportunity arose to get involved I did not need a second invitation.”

“I am a commercial solicitor and have been practising for over 10 years and have worked in a rapidly growing business for most of the past decade so have real-life experience of most aspects of developing an organisation.”

“Being a lawyer, I suppose I have an eye for detail and like things to be done ‘properly’ (as they already are at Taddy), so I hope I can bring those skills to bear to help support the club through its rise to Conference football and then onto the Football League ”

“The fans are the heart and lungs of a football club, especially a semi-pro club rooted in its community like Taddy. So fans should be vocal about what is important to them, express their views on how the club is developing. Engagement can only be a good thing.”

“Finally, Tadcaster Albion AFC is a gem of a football club which is only going in one direction. Support and cherish it and I have a feeling the club will reward you in spades.”

Michael Gore

“The executive board position was an opportunity to help move the club forward and to be a part of an exciting project.”

“My main field of expertise is Business Development, relationships and keeping things simple.”

“As a partner of Huddersfield Town I can bring knowledge of how bigger clubs work as well as the contracts I have. I will also bring passion, enthusiasm and lots of new ideas.”

“Things aren’t always as they seem and things are done for a reason and sometimes the reasons can’t always be explained. But everything we do will be for the good of the club.”

Richard Burnett

“I have always been passionate about football, even wearing the Albion shirt in the late 00’s, I felt that I could add value to what has already been a successful few years and push the club forward on and off the pitch. It’s a really exciting time to be part of the club.”

“Helping people to make a difference is my passion. Since 2014 I have been building a marketing support company called Excentra which has managed to support some great companies.”

“I have a proven track record for quickly identifying where companies can improve their marketing effectiveness across a broad range of tactics, to ultimately improve return on investment.”

“My thorough marketing process extracts all the information and insight companies need, both internally and externally, to create a detailed marketing plan that produces results.”

“Finally, it’s a really exciting time to be a part of the club with huge steps being made on and off the pitch. It will be the executive board’s job to make sure that these steps are sustainable and keep the supporter/community at the heart of Tadcaster Albion.”

Robin Dunne

“First of all, I love the game. I’ll be 40 next year so no longer have the physique to be able to play as much as I did. So being involved in a football club is the next best thing. I’ve known the owners for a number of years and I respect their professionalism and ability to run a successful business, so when the opportunity came to be able to work with them I jumped at the chance.”

“I’m a chartered accountant and have spent the last seven years working for myself as a consultant. I’ve been able to work closely with a range of large and small businesses together with organisations in the public sector.”

“My experience as a consultant has allowed me to see some of the good, and some of the not so good ways of running an organisation. I always try to learn something new wherever I work and over time that has allowed me to become a better accountant.

Tadcaster Albion is effectively a small business and I hope to bring material improvements to the profit and loss account. Shorter term, there is a challenge of shoring up revenue streams and reducing costs whilst not compromising the strength of the team.

Longer term we will need to grow the club as we (hopefully) climb through the leagues.”

“The only way is up for Tadcaster Albion. There is an excellent group of staff and managers at the club that would be envy of other teams at this level in the league pyramid and beyond.

I’ve been impressed with the level of commitment off the field as well as on it. This year has allowed us to consolidate our position in the Evo-Stik First Division North and provides a great springboard for next season. Come on Tad!”

Jonathan Wilson

“My main expertise is in Marketing, PR and Sales. I have over 10 years marketing experience, leading teams to deliver results and I hope to bring this to help the club.”

“I thought it was a great opportunity to get involved with an ambitious football club, to help where I can and make a positive impact. I think the role will be both challenging and rewarding, and I’m really looking forward to getting started and contributing.”

“In the short term I hope to support the club grow new commercial revenues and to grow the fan base in the local and wider community.”

“It’s a pleasure to be working with TAFC and playing a part in the club’s journey. I hope what I do in terms of marketing and commercial relationships will help support the club achieve its exciting plans for the future.”

Updated 22:14 - 28 Apr 2017 by Jay Taylor

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