Football club unveils new chief executive

Marcus Reynolds

League One football club Forest Green Rovers have appointed a new chief executive.

The Gloucestershire club has appointed Marcus Reynolds as their new chief executive to replace Henry Staelens, who left the role in January after five-yeas.

Marcus was chosen from over 600 applicants from around the globe.

He will join the club from the start on June and brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked for some of the top sporting organisations in New Zealand.

Past roles include being a senior advisor at Sport New Zealand, regional CEO with New Zealand Rugby League and CEO at ASB Classic and Tennis Auckland.

Club Chairman Dale Vince, the owner of green energy company Ecotricity, is delighted with appointment.

He said: “It was a long process, and a lot of CVs to sift through but we think we’ve found an ideal combination of experience and character.

“Marcus has a great background and focus in all the key areas that we’re looking for and I’m really looking forward to him getting started.”

Marcus Reynolds said: “I am humbled to be appointed as the next CEO of Forest Green Rovers. This is a unique club that makes a genuine difference on and off the pitch, I’m excited about the opportunities ahead and can’t wait to get involved.

“Most of all I’m looking forward to meeting the staff, fans, partners and wider community, as well as providing the support our team need to perform at their highest level.”


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