At the Altrincham FC Annual General Meeting on Friday November 8th, Grahame Rowley announced that he will be stepping down as Chairman by the end of the season, but he will continue in role as a board member. The board will be working closely with Grahame over the balance of this season to ensure a smooth transition to the new structure. The board will announce the new Chairman in due course
The board would like to thank Grahame for his dedication to the club and his selfless service as Chairman. Grahame assumed the mantle of Chairman in September 2010, replacing Geoff Goodwin; having joined the board in 2002. His hands-on style, firstly as Director and subsequently as Chairman was essential in saving Altrincham FC in 2002, keeping the club afloat and ensuring we honoured all our debts as we got back on our feet. Recognising that the club needed to evolve in recent years, Grahame has put in place a revised board structure and overseen the implementation of a five-year strategy to drive the club forward.
That strategy is reaping dividends as Altrincham FC are on the way back, with progress, both on and off the field. Having secured the service of Phil Parkinson and Neil Sorvel for another three seasons, we are optimistic about our future on the field of play. The club continues to seek individuals who can help us drive our off the field activities; providing additional Investment, Bandwidth and Capability. This board change gives a great opportunity for such individuals to get involved and we would encourage interested parties to contact the club to discuss further.