Oxford United announce two additions to club's board

Oxford United announce two additions to club's board

Oxford United announce two additions to club's board

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OXFORD United have announced two new faces will join the club's board.

Mike O'Leary and Frank Waterhouse both become non-executive directors, the latter replacing Paul Wright as chief financial officer.

O'Leary spent two years as chief executive at West Bromwich Albion and has more than 30 years of board experience.

Waterhouse, a chartered accountant, has spent a similar length of time working in finance.

The changes mean United's board now comprises Darryl Eales (chairman), Mark Aston (chief executive) and directors Ian Lenagan, Mike O’Leary and Frank Waterhouse.

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10:37am Wed 16 Jul 14

Moobs says...

Kassam cronies
Kassam cronies Moobs
  • Score: -19

10:58am Wed 16 Jul 14

Beau champ mummy says...

Getting worried now very shady characters
Getting worried now very shady characters Beau champ mummy
  • Score: -29

11:02am Wed 16 Jul 14

Dave17_59 says...

Doe anyone on here ever look at the bigger picture, if they are acquainted with Kassam, then maybe that is not a bad thing, we need to reduce the costs of the stadium etc, maybe this will improve our relationship with the stadium company.

Just the same as any signing we make, too many on here are quick to condemn. We are not an attractive prospect so we aren't going to get the cream of the crop. By all accounts Michael Collins looked quite tidy last evening. The team will always get my support, that's football. If you want instant success get up the M40 to a club owned by a billionaire.
Doe anyone on here ever look at the bigger picture, if they are acquainted with Kassam, then maybe that is not a bad thing, we need to reduce the costs of the stadium etc, maybe this will improve our relationship with the stadium company. Just the same as any signing we make, too many on here are quick to condemn. We are not an attractive prospect so we aren't going to get the cream of the crop. By all accounts Michael Collins looked quite tidy last evening. The team will always get my support, that's football. If you want instant success get up the M40 to a club owned by a billionaire. Dave17_59
  • Score: 31

12:45pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Franco81 says...

Dave17_59 wrote:
Doe anyone on here ever look at the bigger picture, if they are acquainted with Kassam, then maybe that is not a bad thing, we need to reduce the costs of the stadium etc, maybe this will improve our relationship with the stadium company.

Just the same as any signing we make, too many on here are quick to condemn. We are not an attractive prospect so we aren't going to get the cream of the crop. By all accounts Michael Collins looked quite tidy last evening. The team will always get my support, that's football. If you want instant success get up the M40 to a club owned by a billionaire.
I didn't like it when Jim Rosenthal left and the board was just the Lenagan's. Don't know a lot of the gentlemen who have joined but having more input is surely a good thing. When Kelvin Thomas started as chairman he worked with Kassam rather than against. So I do agree, we could benefit from this if this is done right.
[quote][p][bold]Dave17_59[/bold] wrote: Doe anyone on here ever look at the bigger picture, if they are acquainted with Kassam, then maybe that is not a bad thing, we need to reduce the costs of the stadium etc, maybe this will improve our relationship with the stadium company. Just the same as any signing we make, too many on here are quick to condemn. We are not an attractive prospect so we aren't going to get the cream of the crop. By all accounts Michael Collins looked quite tidy last evening. The team will always get my support, that's football. If you want instant success get up the M40 to a club owned by a billionaire.[/p][/quote]I didn't like it when Jim Rosenthal left and the board was just the Lenagan's. Don't know a lot of the gentlemen who have joined but having more input is surely a good thing. When Kelvin Thomas started as chairman he worked with Kassam rather than against. So I do agree, we could benefit from this if this is done right. Franco81
  • Score: 10

2:26pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Richard Wickson says...

Just read on BBC Football that Mr Ashton has made it plain ownership of the stadium the club plays in is essential. Good to know he agrees with the majority of us who support the club, now let's hope the strengthened board can make it happen, whether it's to buy this concrete monolith and remove the Kassam name that adorns it or (preferred choice) build a new and more thought out stadium it really isn't hugely important. What is important is that the club get all the revenue the ground can bring in. Clubs that rent grounds, let alone pay incredibly high rent like OU do never grow, we've slumbered long enough now it's time to grow forward.
Just read on BBC Football that Mr Ashton has made it plain ownership of the stadium the club plays in is essential. Good to know he agrees with the majority of us who support the club, now let's hope the strengthened board can make it happen, whether it's to buy this concrete monolith and remove the Kassam name that adorns it or (preferred choice) build a new and more thought out stadium it really isn't hugely important. What is important is that the club get all the revenue the ground can bring in. Clubs that rent grounds, let alone pay incredibly high rent like OU do never grow, we've slumbered long enough now it's time to grow forward. Richard Wickson
  • Score: 24

1:24am Thu 17 Jul 14

Benkiu says...

Franco81 wrote:
Dave17_59 wrote:
Doe anyone on here ever look at the bigger picture, if they are acquainted with Kassam, then maybe that is not a bad thing, we need to reduce the costs of the stadium etc, maybe this will improve our relationship with the stadium company.

Just the same as any signing we make, too many on here are quick to condemn. We are not an attractive prospect so we aren't going to get the cream of the crop. By all accounts Michael Collins looked quite tidy last evening. The team will always get my support, that's football. If you want instant success get up the M40 to a club owned by a billionaire.
I didn't like it when Jim Rosenthal left and the board was just the Lenagan's. Don't know a lot of the gentlemen who have joined but having more input is surely a good thing. When Kelvin Thomas started as chairman he worked with Kassam rather than against. So I do agree, we could benefit from this if this is done right.
When did Jim Smith leave the board? It seemed to happen without anybody hearing a whisper....
[quote][p][bold]Franco81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave17_59[/bold] wrote: Doe anyone on here ever look at the bigger picture, if they are acquainted with Kassam, then maybe that is not a bad thing, we need to reduce the costs of the stadium etc, maybe this will improve our relationship with the stadium company. Just the same as any signing we make, too many on here are quick to condemn. We are not an attractive prospect so we aren't going to get the cream of the crop. By all accounts Michael Collins looked quite tidy last evening. The team will always get my support, that's football. If you want instant success get up the M40 to a club owned by a billionaire.[/p][/quote]I didn't like it when Jim Rosenthal left and the board was just the Lenagan's. Don't know a lot of the gentlemen who have joined but having more input is surely a good thing. When Kelvin Thomas started as chairman he worked with Kassam rather than against. So I do agree, we could benefit from this if this is done right.[/p][/quote]When did Jim Smith leave the board? It seemed to happen without anybody hearing a whisper.... Benkiu
  • Score: 0

5:58am Thu 17 Jul 14

LeagueOneOx says...

The club are looking seriously at re-locating to a purpose built, modern stadium at Water Eaton. It could be the most easily accessible stadium in the UK with it's brilliant transport links.

That's where the future lies and the club has strengthened it's board accordingly. You need a good balance and mix between sport and business in the boardroom and I agree when a club is owned and run by a family fiefdom it never feels right.
The club are looking seriously at re-locating to a purpose built, modern stadium at Water Eaton. It could be the most easily accessible stadium in the UK with it's brilliant transport links. That's where the future lies and the club has strengthened it's board accordingly. You need a good balance and mix between sport and business in the boardroom and I agree when a club is owned and run by a family fiefdom it never feels right. LeagueOneOx
  • Score: 2

1:50pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Richard Wickson says...

LeagueOneOx wrote:
The club are looking seriously at re-locating to a purpose built, modern stadium at Water Eaton. It could be the most easily accessible stadium in the UK with it's brilliant transport links.

That's where the future lies and the club has strengthened it's board accordingly. You need a good balance and mix between sport and business in the boardroom and I agree when a club is owned and run by a family fiefdom it never feels right.
Here here, or is it hear hear? Never know despite having English Grammar GCE in the days when we we chiselled the answers in slate. Quite right, the club at last looks as if it could be going the right way. This lot appear Proffessional and focused on what's best for the club and their investment in it! They do appear to have access to funds a view of where they want the club to be over the next 5 years.
[quote][p][bold]LeagueOneOx[/bold] wrote: The club are looking seriously at re-locating to a purpose built, modern stadium at Water Eaton. It could be the most easily accessible stadium in the UK with it's brilliant transport links. That's where the future lies and the club has strengthened it's board accordingly. You need a good balance and mix between sport and business in the boardroom and I agree when a club is owned and run by a family fiefdom it never feels right.[/p][/quote]Here here, or is it hear hear? Never know despite having English Grammar GCE in the days when we we chiselled the answers in slate. Quite right, the club at last looks as if it could be going the right way. This lot appear Proffessional and focused on what's best for the club and their investment in it! They do appear to have access to funds a view of where they want the club to be over the next 5 years. Richard Wickson
  • Score: 1

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