Leigh Centurions chairman Keith Freer has announced a new Board structure that he feels confident will see Leigh achieve its Super League dream.
Leigh’s well documented off-field financial problems have certainly been a dark cloud hanging over hopes of a bright future but Keith’s announcement of a 10 member board offers a commitment to the club that he feels will take Leigh forward to once again be a major force within the sport.
“Major long term support has been committed by a number of passionate new investors who have come forward with not only significant on-going financial contributions, but also pledges of their professional time and effort,” announced Keith last Saturday. “This will allow the club to move forward with great ambition. Running the club on a day to day basis will be our main board of management who will have full control of the company and responsibility for managing the Centurions, developing new strategies, and re-engaging the Centurions with the town, community and wider areas.
“The business skills and winning capabilities of the new team are enormous and any successful business would be proud to have this team in place. The skills within the new team vary from CEOs, managing directors, to operations and sales directors within successful UK and Regional businesses.”
The board of management comprises the following individuals in John Roddy, Michael Norris, Derek Beaumont, Paul Wingfield, Andy Mazey, Alan Platt, Steve Openshaw, Neil Wilcock and Jackie Mottershead.
In addition to the above there will be a regulatory/supervisory board, comprising of Keith Freer as chairman, John Roddy as vice chairman, and Allan Mazey as operations director.