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🤝 Experienced duo added to Wanderers staff

17 September 2021

We are delighted to announce the appointments of Steve Phillips and Mike Pink to the Football Club, with the pair of them taking up the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer respectively.

Hailing from the Midlands, Steve arrives at the University of Bolton Stadium after a short time in Equestrian Sport, and his career in finance began after coaching in the Cheshire FA Development scheme for four years.

In the early days of his career in Finance, he worked for De Vere Hotels and became Finance Director of their flagship hotel, The Belfry – working as a part of the senior management team to successfully deliver the 2001 Ryder Cup as well as other major events such as the British Masters.

Following the 2006 British Masters, he moved to The Professional Golfers’ Association, working on a further six Ryder Cup matches up to and including the 2018 match in Paris, which was the most financially successful Ryder Cup in history. He was also a member of the Ryder Cup Management Board as well as the Company Secretary of Ryder Cup Limited.

Mike joins Wanderers to lead the club’s Commercial and Retail teams and arrives after a successful seven-and-a-half-year period working in the Premier League at Crystal Palace.

A huge football fan, during his time at Selhurst Park, he played a key role in helping the club to deliver sell-out crowds for home matches, record season ticket and shirt sales along with delivering the 2016 FA Cup Final ticket sales – a real highlight of his time there.

Prior to undertaking his role at Palace, Mike had experience in sport working in both football and rugby – for Fulham, Queens Park Rangers, Saracens, and London Wasps. Particular success with Queens Park Rangers led to him joining the Football Association to oversee the development and delivery of Retail, Stadium Tours, Licensing, and Commercial filming for the new Wembley Stadium working across all sporting and entertainment events during an 8-year spell from opening.

Following the appointments, Wanderers CEO Neil Hart said: “On behalf of the Board and myself, we would firstly like to welcome Steve and Mike to the club. They bring a wealth of experience to the business and we are delighted to have them with us on this journey ahead.”


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