Andrew Feakins appointed CEO of Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers can confirm the appointment of Andrew Feakins as the club’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Formerly Managing Director of IPS Global Recruitment, an Executive Search firm in the port and logistic sector, Andrew now takes over as the new CEO of the Bit O’ Red, beginning the role this week.

Having established and run IPS successfully for over two decades, Andrew relocated to Ireland from Britain three years ago, becoming part of the community in County Sligo with his family.

Following a thorough process in appointing a new CEO, he emerged as the successful candidate to lead Rovers going forward. 

Sligo Rovers chairman Tommy Higgins said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Andrew to Sligo Rovers.

“I believe Andrew can add a new element to the operations at the club. He is eager, enthusiastic and has already demonstrated an understanding of what the club is about and how we can move forward. 

“His experience in the commercial and business world will be an asset to us going forward and something we will utilise.

“I know he will receive tremendous support from the staff, volunteers, supporters and everyone at the club.”

New Sligo Rovers CEO Andrew Feakins commented: “It’s a great honour to become CEO of Sligo Rovers and a responsibility I do not take lightly.

“I know I have a big task ahead and I can’t tell you how excited I am to begin working at the club.

“I have great admiration for the role Sligo Rovers plays in the community and my aim is to develop that aspect even further. I believe in fan engagement, community engagement and even in these early days I have nothing but respect and pride in what the volunteers do at the club.

“I can see how committed and dedicated the staff are and my role is to provide the conditions and tools for everyone to do their work at the club to the best of their ability. That is for the board, the football management of the male and females sides, the academies, the volunteers and the staff.

“I’ve shared some initial thoughts in terms of growth of sponsorship for the club, relationship development and a general progression of Sligo Rovers, with the committee. I will keep these close to my chest for now but I can assure you that the work will begin as soon as possible.

“I look forward to get to know everyone and play my part in trying to maximise what Sligo Rovers already is and can be in the future.”