Former Bristol City chairman appointed to Argyle board of directors
FORMER Bristol City chief executive and chairman Colin Sexstone has been appointed as a non-executive director at Plymouth Argyle, writes Chris Errington.
Sexstone admitted one of his aims with the Pilgrims was to increase the revenues of the League Two club.
Argyle owner and chairman James Brent has had to dip into his own pocket to fund a shortfall in income after lower-than-expected attendances at Home Park this season.
Sexstone, 64, was the chief executive of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club from 1996 to 2001 before spending 11 years at Bristol City.
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He said: "I am absolutely delighted to join the board of Plymouth Argyle and will try to use my 16 years of professional sports experience to help the club to increaes their revenues and build a team to make sure that they get back up the leagues as soon as possible.
"I have always enjoyed my visits to Home Park, where the fans have impressed me, and this is a very exciting time for the club.
"I have only joined the board because the chairman and other directors impressed me with their commitment and determination to build a club based on solid foundations, but with realistic ambitions going forward.
Sexstone will take his place on the Argyle board following the formality of Football League approval. "I cannot wait to start," he added.
He joins financial director and acting chief executive Martin Baker, and non-executive directors David Felwick, Richard Holliday and Peter Jones under the chairmanship of Brent.
The appointment of Sexstone, who had a career in the RAF before moving into sports administration, was welcomed by Argyle's chairman.
Brent said: "I am delighted that Colin has agreed to join the board of Plymouth Argyle.
"Colin has a wealth of experience in leading major sports clubs, most recently having spent 11 years as chief executive and then chairman of Bristol City.
"He shares the vision of the rest of the board and management team that Plymouth Argyle should sit at the heart of our community in the South West peninsula and provide our supporters with football at a high standard in a hospitable environment."