Kilpatrick announced as man to replace Dunphy
ANDREW Kilpatrick will replace Chris Dunphy as new Rochdale chairman later this month.
The club announced the news via a statement from Mr Kilpatrick which read: ‘Following the resignation of Chris Dunphy, on behalf of Rochdale Football Club I would like to thank Chris for his unstinting service to the Club and for having driven it to the most successful period in our long history.
‘With the backing of the Board, I will be taking instrumental in laying the confident that he will professionalism and supremely qualified to over from Chris as foundations of its success. bring his underlying commitment to the role address the challenges Chairman of Rochdale ‘Additionally, Tony passion for the Club to the making a positive impact that we face in taking the Football Club on Pockney has agreed to Boardroom and will be a in a short space of time. Club forward. December 29th and to the join the Board and will great addition to the team. He and his family will ‘I have discussed this at best of my abilities, will bring much needed ‘Our current Chief always be welcome at length with Keith Hill and endeavour to take the financial expertise to the Executive James Mason Rochdale AFC. he is fully bought into the Club forward to continued future direction of the will step down from his ‘With immediate effect, changes we are making success. Football Club. Tony is role to focus on his own David Bottomley has and our hopes for the
‘In the interim, Andrew currently Vice President of sports agency business agreed to step up to the continued success on the Kelly will re-join the Finance at Smith & and other opportunities full-time role of Chief pitch. I would ask that Board with immediate Nephew, a leading Global that have been presented Executive of Rochdale everybody supports these effect and we welcome his Medical Device to him in recent weeks but Football Club and I am appointments. expertise and involvement manufacturer. As the Club will continue to confident that with his ‘We will be making an back to the Football Club. importantly, he and his use his expertise as an in-depth knowledge after announcement about the Andrew will reassume family are season ticket executive consultant 3.5 years on the Board date for a Fans Forum to oversight of the RAFC holders of Rochdale going forward. We would coupled with his business take place in the New Year Academy of which he was Football Club and I am like to thank James for his acumen, David is as early as is practical.”
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