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Further to the decision by Cornwall Council to support the request for funding for the stadium, the Cornish Pirates are pleased to announce the following appointments and changes to staff responsibilities.
Primarily, Rebecca Thomas (née Daniell) will join the main board of the Cornish Pirates with immediate effect as the Financial Director. Rebecca has a proven track record in financial management and controls. Promotion is well
earned, and as we move into the next stages of constructing the stadium, her experience with the Pirates finances will be invaluable.
The acting CEO, Peter Child, will relinquish this role and will now undertake the role of “special projects” commencing with the crowd funding project which is a vital cog in the engine, necessary to raise funding for the rugby squad going forward. Peter will work with the new COO and the board on these projects. Peter has done an excellent job working with the council officers on the successful proposals with respect to stadium funding.
The board has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, Robin James, who takes up this role with immediate effect. Answering directly to the Board, Robin will be in charge of all non-rugby related matters within the club. He has a
wealth of experience in sales and marketing, having for 14 years been in charge of the international sales force for AGGREKO PLC.
In addition to Robin, Jack Richards who has done such a good job in the last three months on the stadium project, has been appointed the OUTREACH manager, the primary responsibilities involving the development and oversight of an enviable programme of community work throughout Cornwall. Jack will be assisted by Sam Teasdale who will lead the Pirates community work as the Manager.
As printed in Sunday’s edition of ‘The Rugby Paper’, below is Tom Duncan’s chosen ‘best XV played with or against’
The funeral service for Russell will take place at Chapel Street Methodist Church this Friday 11th September, commencing 10.30am
There will be many people connected with the Pirates who have been saddened to hear that Russell Simons, aged 82, passed away on Saturday