QUEENS Park Rangers Football Club is delighted to announce the imminent appointment of Chief Operating Officer Mark Donnelly.
Donnelly, the former Chief Financial Officer at the Football Association, is due to take up his new position at Loftus Road in January 2013.
Donnelly has played a key role at The F.A over the past 18 months, notably in terms of the overall financial stability in the FA Group, Wembley Stadium’s improved trading position and the opening of the new national football centre at St George’s Park.
Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk, Donnelly said: “It was a very difficult decision to leave the F.A as I have thoroughly enjoyed working there, particularly at such a significant time for the organisation. I have loved working at Wembley, alongside fantastic people doing great work and wish them all well for the future.
“However, the opportunity to get involved in an equally exciting project at QPR was one I wanted to pursue. The club has great plans for a new stadium and training ground, and I feel it is the right time for me in my career to pursue a new challenge.”
Donnelly joined The FA in 2011 from the Lawn Tennis Association, having previously worked with QPR CEO Philip Beard at The O2.
A delighted Beard added: “Mark is a key addition to the senior management team here at QPR.
“He joins us at a time when we are seeking to make huge strides off the pitch in terms of delivering a state-of-the-art training facility, as well as helping us develop plans for a new stadium.
“His knowledge, experience and vision will be valuable for us and we are all looking forward to welcoming him on board in the New Year.”