Roar appoints former CEO to replace Kingsman

David Pourre is back in charge at Brisbane Roar.
David Pourre is back in charge at Brisbane Roar.

FORMER Brisbane Roar chief executive David Pourre has returned to the club to replace sacked managing director Mark Kingsman.

Pourre quit as the club's CEO in June last year to join EQPAY, a company providing invoicing and payment processing for those in the racing industry.

Kingsman, who replaced Pourre's successor Daniel Cobb, was sacked on Monday by Roar chairman Rahim Soekasah after 14 months.

"I am thrilled to be rejoining Brisbane Roar. This is a club that has continued its football journey and improvement in key areas of operations commenced during my first tenure,” Pourre said.

"What really appealed to me was the owner's vision of what this football club could be, and should be, the biggest and best in Australia. There's a lot of work to do to achieve that but I'm extremely pleased to be back and working towards that vision.

"A key part of the club's reorganisation will be the implementation of an advisory board to provide valuable insight and strategic guidance to the management team at Roar. It is crucial we improve our approach to stakeholder engagement and we will announce details shortly on the composition of this board.”

Soekasah said the Roar were "thrilled with the opportunity to work with David again”.

"David brings a wealth of commercial experience, personal networks and a deep understanding of football operations that will provide stability, continuity and a pathway of growth for the Roar,” Soekasah said.

"These qualities are going to be central to ensure Brisbane Roar is correctly positioned to deliver constructive member engagement, increased commercial value to corporate partners and the execution of our future growth plans, giving our footballers the best platform to deliver results.”

On the field the Roar are chasing their first win of the season on Sunday when they host Newcastle at Suncorp Stadium.

Topics:  a-league 2017 brisbane roar mark kingsman

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