Aileen Trew announced as new Notts County chief executive
Aileen Trew has been announced as Notts County’s new chief executive officer.
She replaces Jim Rodwell, who switched to a similar position at Scunthorpe United last week.
Already a board member of the club, Trew will combine her new role with her existing directorial duties, and starts with immediate effect.
She said she is looking forward to the challenge and also rubbished rumours about the future of commercial director Damian Irvine.
“I’ve got to start by thanking Jim Rodwell for all that he did during his time at Notts County, I have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside him and wish him well in his new venture,” said Trew.
“As we face new challenges now I want to assure all our supporters that we have a strong team of dedicated, hard-working and forward-thinking employees at all levels, all of whom have something to contribute to the vision of progression that we share.
“I must at this point clarify one issue that has arisen recently, which is the future of our commercial director, Damian Irvine.
“Despite rumours circulating, I can confirm that Damian will continue in post and both myself and the chairman are looking forward to working more closely with him as we prepare to expand on commercial activities and re-launch The Bench, his revolutionary vision that was so rightly rewarded with the prestigious Best Club Marketing Campaign accolade at the Football Business Awards last year.”
In addition, chairman Ray Trew is planning to take ‘more hands-on approach’.
“I know that I have plenty to work on in taking on this new role of CEO, but with the support of the team around me, and with Ray taking a much more hands-on approach to the club, I know that we can continue to build for the remainder of the season and beyond,” said Aileen, who has been a director for the last four years.
“So while there’s plenty to be done, on the pitch and off it, I want to assure our supporters that it is business as usual here at Meadow Lane and our focus remains on making Notts County the very best football club that it can be, a vision that I hope you can all share with us.”
The chairman added: “Aileen has enormous passion for this football club, and as a dedicated member of the board for the past four years I am confident that she will embrace the challenge in her new role as CEO.”
From Nottingham Post