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Bristol City Boardroom Changes Announced

Thu 12th Sep 2013 | Football Club Management

Bristol City Football Club has announced key boardroom moves linked to changes to the business structure and responsibilities of the club’s executive team.

Jon Lansdown, previously Managing Director, will step up to become the club’s Vice Chairman, assisting current Chairman Keith Dawe.

Doug Harman takes on the role of Chief Executive, whilst the four-man Board is completed by Ernie Arathoon, recently appointed a Non-Executive Director.

Chairman Dawe said: “The club has gone through a significant period of adjustment and rationalisation over the last few months.

“As a result a number of changes have been made at Board level affecting key areas of the business.

“Jon Lansdown moves to become Vice Chairman and Doug Harman becomes the club’s Chief Executive with immediate effect.

“Doug will take overall responsibility for football and our Academy, as well as the commercial, financial and operational aspects of our business.

“In addition, Ernie Arathoon is a welcome and recent addition to the Board as a Non-Executive Director.”

Additionally, John Pelling has been appointed as the new Academy Director of Operations.

Pelling is currently working with Sheffield Wednesday and was previously with Nottingham Forest at Board level for more than 15 years. He will take up his post from the end of the month.

Meanwhile, Development Director Guy Price is to leave the club at the end of this month.

Price has decided to combine other business opportunities and is considering undertaking an MBA at Loughborough University.

Dawe added: “Guy has worked long and hard for the club over the years and we thank him for his contribution and efforts. He leaves with our best wishes for the future.”

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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