The Club is governed by members of the local business community who volunteer their time to provide support to the Club’s Chief Executive and Senior Management Team. We are delighted to have the support of Ross Warburton MBE as Club President.
Each member of the Board brings their skills and experience to assist the Club in achieving its aims and objectives.
Dave Singleton – Chairman – Enterprise Portfolio – Business Consultant
Dave was first elected to the Board in May 2008, after spending over 20 years in international marketing and senior business management, latterly as Senior Vice President Reebok (Adidas Group) responsible for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
He is also Non-Executive director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee at Sports Direct International, Executive forum member of Coleman Research Group (USA), Chairman Bolton Youth Enterprise Academy, Honorary fellow University of Central Lancashire and Vice president of Bolton Wanderers Football Club.
Mark Pearson -Treasurer – Audit Partner at Barlow Andrews
Mark is the Audit Partner of Barlow Andrews, one of the leading firms of Chartered Accountants and business advisers in North Manchester and Lancashire, having qualified as a chartered accountant in 1983.
In addition to supplying accounts and audit services to a wide variety of businesses, his specialist areas include the charity sector and collective investment schemes. Mark is also a Governor of St Maxentius Primary School, treasurer of Eagley Tennis Club and junior league secretary for Bolton Sports Federation Tennis League.
Stephen Crompton – Company Secretary- Legal Portfolio – Solicitor at Russell and Russell
Stephen qualified as a Solicitor in 1990 from Birmingham University. A Partner and Head of the Property Department of Russell & Russell Solicitors, a multi office practice in the North West, which provides consultancy services to Lenders, Stephen is a member of the Law Society Property Group and the Charity Law Association.
Michael H. Peers – Director –Asset Management Portfolio- Managing Director – Peers Group
First elected to the Board in September 2007, Michael is Managing Director of the Peers Group of Companies, which specialise in design, fabrication and installation of structural steelwork for the Petro-Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Nuclear industries throughout the United Kingdom.
He has also served on the Board of Bolton Business Ventures for 10 years as appointed Vice Chairman and the Board of the Young Presidents Organisation. Michael is an active participant in the Club’s Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme as well as its Outdoor Activities programme.
Richard Topham – Director – Property Portfolio- Director at River Street LLP Group of Companies
First elected to the Board in October 2007, Richard graduated from the University of Salford in 1978 with a BSc in Construction Economics, and brings with him over 30 years of general business experience with a long standing working knowledge of financial governance and specialist knowledge of the property and construction sector.
He joined the family construction company, Charles Topham & Sons Limited and was appointed a director of the company in 1979 and it’s Managing Director in 1981.
The original family business Charles Topham & Sons Limited is now a member of the River Street LLP Group of associated companies.
Mark Brocklehurst – Director-Sports Portfolio – Managing Director – Sharples Group Ltd
Mark is the Managing Director of the Sharples Group Ltd, a North West based company that specialises in the supply, service and support of laser printers, copiers and Document Management Solutions for a wide range of businesses. He served in the Royal Navy for 12 years as an Aircraft Controller. During his time with the Royal Navy, he learned valuable leadership and judgement skills that he has put to good use in his civilian career.
Currently, Mark is the Chairman of two Royal Navy Groups, the HMS Ambuscade Association and the Type 21 Frigate Association. He is also Chairman of Bolton Rugby Club.
James Cubbon – Director – Enterprise Portfolio – Director – AJC Strategies
Formerly, James was Head of Business Development for ONE51 ES Metals which includes the Bolton based metal merchants Smith Metals.
He has a wide commercial experience both in the UK and Global Markets.Has previously carried out Consultancy work in Asian markets advising UK companies looking to secure manufacturing in Asia / China. Also helping Chinese plastics manufacturers break into foreign markets.
Previously Purchasing Director of a UK based Trading Company dealing in P.E.T plastics, securing raw materials from Asia, Europe & USA for sale into the soft drinks industry to the likes of Pepsi Co. & Coca Cola.
Brandon Pilling – Chairman of Astley Dye & Chemical Company and Managing Director ACDOPRO
Brandon Pilling is the Chairman of the Astley Dye & Chemical Company a third generation Bolton family business started by his grandfather in 1919.
The company was best known in Bolton for the Acdo washing powder brand, but since Brandon joined in 1985 the company (and subsequently became its Managing Director in 1992) has changed dramatically. It now also supports a number of businesses and brands to the retail market internationally including ACDOPRO – a manufacturer of specialists laundry and household cleaning products that are exported to over 50 countries around the world.
ACDOCO distributes specialist laundry and personal care products under brands such as Dr Beckmann, Stain Devils, Glo White, Blanx and Alpecin based in Blackburn and ACDOCOSA – South Arfican personal care brands.