Gainsborough Trinity have added a fifth director to the board, in the shape of local businessman Ian Davy.
The 44-year-old, who has lived in the area all his life, is a director of Glasssolutions Ltd, and runs three UK business units that turn over £60m for the Saint-Gobain group.
He believes that helping the Blues adapt to a new club ethos, in the wake of financial backer Peter Swann’s departure, is something his experience is suited to.
“I have been looking for a part time non-exec voluntary role for the last year,” he said.
“Gainsborough Trinity is my local club and is at the heart of the community that I live in.
“Following the departure of Peter, it is clear that the club needs to change and evolve. Mny of the challenges ahead are very similar to what I face in my day to day role, albeit on a smaller scale.”
“I feel my experience could help support the board and I also hope to use my network to bring in some additional sponsorship.”
Davy insists he’s joining the club at a good time, with a lot of the groundwork already done.
“I feel there is a buzz about the team within the town, from the last two years, a great base to build from and with a strong ,passionate and committed exec in place, and a young focused manager, I am looking forward to be associated with it.”
The club’s commercial director John Myskiw welcomed the club’s fifth director and hopes he can help raise Trinity’s profile in the business world.
“Ian has a good local network, as well as a large business network and deals with many blue chip businesses including high street retailers.”
“We felt that this was right to raise the profile of the club and bring new sponsors on board.”
“Ian is a strategic thinker and has been very successful in creating a multi-million business which is now part of Saint-Gobain.”