CEO Departs

Morrissey's Scorcher
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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Morrissey's Scorcher » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:58 pm

fredandballou wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:45 pm
Wouldn't it be good to have Steve Gibbs back as our next CEO?
I'd rather have a player or two that might just make the difference and keep us up, that has to be the priority surely.

MikeO
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Re: CEO Departs

Post by MikeO » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:06 pm

Clubs at our level, and often above, charge each Director with a specific task, therefore negating the cost of a CEO. The issue in freeing up funds in the immediate for players, may rest on any contract settlement made if applicable.

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by South Stand Blue » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:10 pm

South Stand Blue wrote:
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 chimpster99 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:10 pm

Whatever people’s views on Laura might have been, I also think that finances have triggered the decision. Shahid was clear that he wanted Directors to be less hands-on and I doubt that has changed - but perhaps one or more on the BOD may have freed up time to drive the ship for a while? Hopefully something will be found in the savings to help GW bolster the squad.

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by sgibbs » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:13 pm

fredandballou wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:45 pm
Wouldn't it be good to have Steve Gibbs back as our next CEO?
Thanks mum. The campaign starts h... OK, maybe not, but the Chairman knows where I am if he wants me :lol:

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Redandblueshirt » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:25 pm

sgibbs wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:13 pm
fredandballou wrote:
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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Thanks mum. The campaign starts h... OK, maybe not, but the Chairman knows where I am if he wants me :lol:
I would second the above without hesitation if I thought that the club could afford it. Maybe Shahid could make some changes with the part time staff? Steve is Aldershot through and through, as is Mark B. However this option might not be viable at this time. As others have already sensibly stated the priority right now is to stay in our current league,so all available funds should be aimed towards the playing staff. Nice idea though. P.s. I am not related to Gibbo, am I dad? :oops: :oops:
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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Richard Petty » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:11 pm

chimpster99 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:10 pm
Whatever people’s views on Laura might have been, I also think that finances have triggered the decision. Shahid was clear that he wanted Directors to be less hands-on and I doubt that has changed - but perhaps one or more on the BOD may have freed up time to drive the ship for a while? Hopefully something will be found in the savings to help GW bolster the squad.
This post very much sums up my views, circumstances have changed a lot from 2017 when the appointment was made so utilising the experience on the board for now if they can commit the time along with the reliability and capability of the staff should make this change smooth and seamless.

One thing that I would like to say though is good luck to Laura. She has had to put with some pretty grim comments about her role not just on social media but on occasion even in her presence and in a way that she will never have experienced before in business and I hope for her sake that she never has to face again. I may not have any official capacity at the club but I assisted her on a couple of projects as a volunteer and I found her easy to work with, honest and open and determined to do well for the club and to deliver improvements not just for the benefit of the business but also for the fans.

The current situation may have made this change necessary but I thank her for what she has tried to do while with the club and wholeheartedly wish her well for whatever she does in the future.

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Preston Shot » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:13 pm

You heard it here first on the 22nd December!!

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Preston Shot » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:30 pm

We couldn’t afford to pay her apparently, so I doubt they’ll be any funds available.

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Tiger131 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:37 pm

Who said we couldn’t pay her ??

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Preston Shot » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:16 pm

Tiger131 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:37 pm
Who said we couldn’t pay her ??
I can’t disclose my information, but my source is not connected to the club.

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by HarryTom » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:18 pm

Preston Shot wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:16 pm
Tiger131 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:37 pm
Who said we couldn’t pay her ??
I can’t disclose my information, but my source is not connected to the club.
Ah well then, it's got to be true 1

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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Shots1954 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:19 pm

GWRBA wrote:
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.?
I understand that Mark Butler does a very good job on his side of the marketing?

Tiger131
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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Tiger131 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:41 pm

Preston Shot wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:16 pm
Tiger131 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:37 pm
Who said we couldn’t pay her ??
I can’t disclose my information, but my source is not connected to the club.
So how does your ‘source ‘ know then ??

Dom Sterlings Left Leg
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Re: CEO Departs

Post by Dom Sterlings Left Leg » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:45 pm

Does beg the question was this role a necessary expense in the first place...


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