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CLUB AND TRUST BOARDS STRENGTHENED BY APPOINTMENTS

17 December 2016

CLUB AND TRUST BOARDS STRENGTHENED BY APPOINTMENTS

Cambridge United are pleased to announce both the Club's Board of Directors and the Community Trust's Board of Trustees have been strengthened with three appointments.

Shaun Grady, Vice President of Business Development Operations at Cambridge-based pharmaceutical giants AstraZeneca, has accepted an invitation to join Cambridge United's Board of Directors with immediate effect.

AstraZeneca have been collaborating with Cambridge United Community Trust since November 2015, with the multinational biopharmaceutical company supporting the 'Active Science' programme that aims to increase primary school children's enthusiasm for science.

Cambridge United Chairman Dave Doggett commented: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Shaun to the Board. The club has made significant progress over the last few years and as we continue to develop we have in place a Board of Directors that have the enthusiasm and expertise to take the club forward. 

“Shaun brings a wealth of experience which will complement and strengthen what is already a very talented Board of Directors.”        

The link between Cambridge United and AstraZeneca has been enhanced still further with the addition of Jenny Horsfield, Transaction Director in Business Development at AstraZeneca, to the Trust Board.

Having been impressed with the breadth of the Community Trust's delivery, Horsfield is keen to expand its outreach further and use the model of the 'Active Science' programme with other companies to inspire children to learn new skills.

Meanwhile, Ian Mather Head of the Cambridge Office of law firm Mills & Reeve, has also joined the Trust Board following a 20 year association with the Club.

Mather, who is also the Chairman of Cambridge Ahead and the Cambridge Arts Theatre, has aspirations for the Trust to make a demonstrable difference to the quality of life for people in the area and wants CUCT to be seen as a model of success by other football club's charities and foundations.

Graham Daniels, Chairman of Cambridge Community Trust commented: “Ian and Jenny are terrific additions to the Trust Board. Both love football but more importantly both understand the way that sport can impact a community for good and have a passion to see Cambridge United make our city a better place to live for all its residents.”


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