Weymouth FC are delighted to announce Mark Palmer has been co-opted onto the club’s board as a non-executive director with immediate effect.
Mark has been involved behind the scenes at the club during part of last season on a consultancy capacity via his company Insight 63 Ltd.
Originally a native of Dorset, since returning back from living in Canada, Mark has been involved in the professional football industry now for nearly 15 years and brings with him a wealth of experience, knowhow and contacts in a vast network throughout the industry from the playing side, through to the commercial & operational aspects of the game.
Over that period he has been involved with a number of clubs on an advisory capacity for both existing owners, new ownerships and potential buyers, working on projects with AFC Bournemouth, Burnley FC, Rochdale AFC, Wycombe Wanderers & Grimsby Town to name some of the clubs he has worked on & been involved with.
At Wycombe Wanderers Mark was part of a US based consortium, operating the club for the US based owners during their transition period into new ownership, that year Wycombe achieved promotion to the EFL Championship for the first time in their 133 year history.
Since leaving that project Mark has been looking for a club that is closer to his roots and where he can give back some of the experience that he has gained at the highest level in the English game.
Mark Palmer told uptheterras.co.uk, “It really is an honour being part of a club that I used to come and watch back in the 1980’s before moving to North America. Since coming back to the UK and being involved in the game, I have always kept an eye on the fortunes of Weymouth FC.
“The club is definitely on the up and since I started talking with the current board and been around in the background for a little while now, I am confident that the club is in a really good place, with genuine and good people at the helm and a Chairman who is not only a supporter, but is absolutely committed to Weymouth FC in all aspects.
“Having worked with a number of managers across the clubs I’ve been associated with, I can’t rate Brian Stock highly enough and I am really excited about playing my part to try and bring the knowledge, experience and contacts to help the club achieve more both on and off the pitch, in what I truly believe will be an exciting journey for everyone going forward.”
Weymouth Chairman Ian White added, “We are so pleased to welcome Mark on board officially. The board and I have been working quietly in the background with Mark for a number of months now and his experience and guidance has already brought a fresh feel and look to the club. We are really looking forward to the months ahead as we start our exciting second season as a National League club.
“There is no doubt that this league has changed a lot since we were last in it over ten years ago and the experience and knowledge that Mark brings to the club’s board of directors will be key as we bring the club to the level that it needs to be at to become a truly solid National League football club.
“So finally welcome aboard Mark and thank you for choosing the Terras!”