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Nick Grindrod Agrees To Become A Main Board Director

27 May 2021

Rochdale AFC are pleased to announce that Nick Grindrod has agreed to become a Main Board Director with immediate effect.

Nick initially joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in April of last year and accepted an invitation to become a full voting Director at a Board meeting on 19th April 2021.

The club have now received confirmation that Nick has passed the EFL’s Owners’ and Directors’ test, and he will join the Board of Directors with immediate effect.

Chairman Andrew Kelly said: “The Board and I are delighted that Nick has accepted our offer to become a Main Board Director.

“Nick’s financial expertise has been vital in helping guide the club through the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has posed.

“We are confident that Nick will continue to prove a great asset to the football club as we begin to move into a post-Covid world.”

Through his accountancy firm N J Grindrod & Co, Nick had been working as the club’s external accountant for over 12 months prior to his appointment as Non-Executive Director in April 2020.

On becoming a Main Board Director, he said: “I am extremely proud to have been appointed as a club Director and am excited in becoming more heavily involved in the decision making process to assist with the future progression of this fantastic football club.

“I would like to think that I bring a more youthful and energetic aspect to the Board and believe I can continue to add my expertise to the already wonderful team of staff we possess at the club.

“Along with the rest of the Board, I am looking forward to welcoming you, the fans, back to the Crown Oil Arena next season and supporting our attempts to regain our League One status at the first time of asking.

“As I briefly mentioned on the virtual Fans Forum, I am extremely ambitious and would love to be part of this great and historic club, as a Director and supporter, when we’re challenging for promotion to the Championship.

“Not only do we want to survive as a club through these turbulent times, we want to thrive. I am under no illusion that there is a huge job to do, but I hope, and believe, that I can play a part in that now and in years to come.

“Up the Dale!”


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