Goals Soccer Centres - new CEO

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd on February 8, 2018, 9:00 am in People, Movers


Wednesday January 1st 2020



GOALS SOCCER CENTRES PLC, a leading operator of outdoor small-sided soccer centres with 49 sites, including three in California, USA, has announced the appointment of Andrew Anson, aged 53, as Chief Executive with effect from 23 April 2018.


“Andy brings a wealth of experience in consumer-facing industries and is a leading figure in the world of sports and leisure in the UK and internationally. Mr. Anson has significant expertise in operational strategy, consumer marketing and sales, corporate business development and a strong track record in developing partnerships. He has held senior roles at THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, at CHANNEL 4 in the UK, was the Commercial Director for MANCHESTER UNITED PLC and served as the Chief Executive for the England 2018 FIFA World Cup bid and ATP Europe.


More recently, over a five-year period from 2011, whilst CEO of KITBAG LIMITED, an e-commerce focused, multi-channel sports retail business, he successfully led its recovery in profits, significantly grew its revenues and oversaw its successful sale to FANATICS INC. During 2017 he has been Global President, TENEO SPORTS.”


Board changes


“Nick Basing, Non-Executive Director of the plc Board, he will hand over the responsibilities of Chairman, on an interim basis, to Michael Bolingbroke the Senior Independent Director, until a new Non-Executive Chairman is appointed. This will allow Nick Basing, in due course, to increase his focus and devote time to his role as Chairman of the Company's Joint Venture with CITY FOOTBALL GROUP and further its international growth prospects.”


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