Gareth Farrell Co-Opted to Board of Directors
Woking Football Club is delighted to announce that Gareth Farrell has been co-opted to the Board of Directors.
Farrell is a local Woking supporter and Season Ticket Holder and enjoys a career as a senior business leader with 3M, working across three continents. He attends home and away matches with his son and will provide valuable business relations, commercial and networking skills to the Club.
Across a 26-year career, Farrell has worked with diverse teams operating at all levels, from executive board level through to the shop floor. He has worked with government departments in healthcare, run businesses for a multinational conglomerate, and held several commercial roles, working with major partners such as Amazon and Kingfisher Group.
“I have been coming to Woking with my son over the last seven years and have been a regular season ticket holder. In that time, I have seen, from afar, the journey that the Club has been on with new investment, potential for ground redevelopment, managerial changes, a relegation, subsequent promotion, along with a move to full-time status for the playing and coaching staff,” said Farrell.
“I have seen changes in the role the Club plays in the community and the significant developments in the last seasons that the Club has made to enrich the fan experience with the ever-popular Fan Zone, as an example.
“Above all, I have always loved the ethos at the club and the hard work of the so many people connected to give their all in support of Woking Football Club. I am delighted to play an active role in helping the club move forward into the future,” Farrell added.
“Gareth will bring a unique supporter’s insight and individuality to the Board,” said Woking CEO John Katz. “As a fan of the Club and a recognised leader in his field, Gareth adds a different perspective and base of experience than each of the current Board members.
“He’s keen to get started, and we’re excited to welcome him to the Board,” added Katz.
Subject to FA approval, Farrell will remain a co-opted board member until the Club’s Annual General Meeting where he will stand for election by the shareholders.