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Board of Director changes

Post by RagingBull » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:57 am

https://www.leicestertigers.com/news/ch ... -directors

Leicester Tigers announces today that Lord Digby Jones and Terry Gateley are stepping down from the Board of directors at the end of the year.

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Re: Board of Director changes

Post by ay2oh » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:12 am

Does this mean that there might be some additional board members coming in as a part of the sale of the club ? :smt001
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Re: Board of Director changes

Post by Offside » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:13 am

Aren’t they the type of experienced but independent board members a new owner would want to stay, whilst those associated with current ownership would step down after the sale?

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Re: Board of Director changes

Post by Tiglon » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:29 am

Thank you to them for their contribution over the years, I'm sure it has been very useful.

Still, all I get from that article is an increasing sense of a club run by committees full of people making themselves feel important. Not a dig at anyone personally, just not in my opinion the best way to run an organisation.

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Re: Board of Director changes

Post by fortysix » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:40 am

Love it !!

Obviously the pair decided to do a runner before the poo really starts flying !!

Oh well, lets hope that Xmas serves up 3 victories and a wealthy saviour..

No one expected the result..

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Re: Board of Director changes

Post by jgriffin » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:45 am

RagingBull wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:57 am
https://www.leicestertigers.com/news/ch ... -directors

Leicester Tigers announces today that Lord Digby Jones and Terry Gateley are stepping down from the Board of directors at the end of the year.
The UK wouldn't miss Digby Jones.
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Re: Board of Director changes

Post by CitizenSmiff » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:49 am

I had no idea Digby Jones was on our board, the man's a public menace!

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Re: Board of Director changes

Post by jgriffin » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:51 am

CitizenSmiff wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:49 am
I had no idea Digby Jones was on our board, the man's a public menace!
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Re: Board of Director changes

Post by LE18 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:10 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:57 am
https://www.leicestertigers.com/news/ch ... -directors

Leicester Tigers announces today that Lord Digby Jones and Terry Gateley are stepping down from the Board of directors at the end of the year.
Could it be the rats leaving a sinking ship? All the signs are there judging by what everyone on here is saying!

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Re: Board of Director changes

Post by JWM » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:43 pm

Rather than making the sale of the Club more difficult, offloading such a puffed up and outspoken individual as Lord Digby Jones* will make the sale of the club more straightforward I would have thought.

(*He is also pretentious, on Twitter styling himself as if he's an Earl - Digby, Lord Jones - which he most certainly isn't.)

I cannot comment on Mr Gately, because to us fans he's been pretty anonymous.

I think both came in 12/14 years ago as mates of the Chairman and/or CEO. Perhaps they have done good things, we don't really know.

I'd hope for more visible Directors in future, with a commitment to spending time sitting, or even standing with the grass roots fans, rather than the plush Hostility armchairs.
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Re: Board of Director changes

Post by LE18 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:53 pm

JWM wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:43 pm
Rather than making the sale of the Club more difficult, offloading such a puffed up and outspoken individual as Lord Digby Jones* will make the sale of the club more straightforward I would have thought.

(*He is also pretentious, on Twitter styling himself as if he's an Earl - Digby, Lord Jones - which he most certainly isn't.)

I cannot comment on Mr Gately, because to us fans he's been pretty anonymous.

I think both came in 12/14 years ago as mates of the Chairman and/or CEO. Perhaps they have done good things, we don't really know.

I'd hope for more visible Directors in future, with a commitment to spending time sitting, or even standing with the grass roots fans, rather than the plush Hostility armchairs.
Plush Hostility Armchairs, that's a new one on me!

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Re: Board of Director changes

Post by trendylfj » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:54 pm

Ditto - re Digby - I was not impressed with his reply to my question re salary cap as it related to Tigers. - he was most arrogant whilst refusing to allow SC to answer my direct question - good ridance
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Re: Board of Director changes

Post by chewbacca » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:12 pm

He had a seat on the board of a company I worked for. Company went bust (sorry sold off with redundancies, statutory minimum of course)
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Re: Board of Director changes

Post by Redstripeman » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:04 pm

.. this could probably be the precursor to the sale of the club!!
The probability is that prior to taking the reigns the new owners have insisted that there was no need for their presence on the new board.!

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BoD Changes

Post by happywomble » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:36 pm

https://www.leicestertigers.com/news/le ... -directors

Digby Jones has gone. Petar Cvetkovic has replaced him as a non-executive director.

As a result of the appointment, the Club’s non-executive directors will comprise: Petar Cvetkovic, David Abell, Peter Aldis, Ben Kay MBE, Tom Scott and Rory Underwood MBE.

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