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Jason
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CEO Departs

Post by Jason » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:05 pm


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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Mick Earls Fan Club » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:07 pm

To save you a click....

07/01/2019
Aldershot Town Football Club announces the departure of its Chief Executive Officer, Laura Smith, who has left to pursue new opportunities. We are grateful to Laura for her contribution to the Club and wish her well for the future.

Shahid Azeem, Chairman.

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by aldershot-jg » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:13 pm

Not overly surprising and I’m sure a number of people on here will be happy.

Question is now what will the board do next? Are they going to have more input into running the club, or are they going to be looking for another CEO, which those aforementioned people will argue is pointless.

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Red-n-Blue » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:04 pm

Trying to put a positive spin on it, perhaps her wages can now be allocated to the playing budget. At this moment in time we need fresh blood in the squad more than we need a CEO.

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by GWRBA » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:08 pm

I doubt she will be missed, but where does that leave other staff? If she was "running the club day-to-day" (as I think the Chairman said at the Forum), who is now taking that responsibility?

We need investment on the pitch but surely we also need to increase our off-pitch income too, with marketing, sales, etc.?

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by HarryTom » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:12 pm

I think the question is, if we don't fill this position with another CEO, then what was the point in employing her in the first place

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Oliver11 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:16 pm

HarryTom wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:12 pm
I think the question is, if we don't fill this position with another CEO, then what was the point in employing her in the first place
Possibly the board realised it didn't work / wasn't needed and have come to an agreement for Laura to leave and try a different approach?

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by South Stand Blue » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:25 pm

Not surprised but the timing is interesting as I would guess it’s for financial reasons. Personally I don’t think she did a particularly good job.

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Ian M » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:26 pm

I guess in the absence of knowing all the facts, we can make a few up! :-)

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by HarryTom » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:28 pm

Ian M wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:26 pm
I guess in the absence of knowing all the facts, we can make a few up! :-)
That is what this forum is for !! :lol:

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Oliver11 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:33 pm

Is it a coincidence that the branching out of having a CEO and employing new staff / positions this season (with the board taking a backseat) part of our problems?

Its seems obvious that the board need to be more hands on, using their business acumen and get the club back on track as quickly as possible.

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by redandbluescb » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:35 pm

Makes good sense to free up a wage for a player who can help us stay up.

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by MikeB » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:42 pm

She is a human being - let's not be mean about her.

Out of interest, I dug up the "welcome" announcement from June 2017: https://www.theshots.co.uk/laura-smith. What was the role of Bob Lampert, who apparently handed over to her? I thought Ms Smith was our first CEO?

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by South Stand Blue » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:42 pm

Ian M wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:26 pm
I guess in the absence of knowing all the facts, we can make a few up! :-)
People will always do that and makes the forum interesting. When you have personal experience then some can give their views :wink:
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Re: CEO Departs

Post by fredandballou » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:45 pm

Wouldn't it be good to have Steve Gibbs back as our next CEO?


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