Bath Rugby announce today changes to its senior management structure. Bruce Craig, Chairman of the Club, will assume the role of Executive Chairman effective from 1st September 2014. Nick Blofeld will step up to a wider group role, taking over responsibility for a number of key projects, including a focus on the potential Rec redevelopment, which would secure a long-term home for the Club.
Supporting Bruce Craig will be Mike Ford (Head Coach) and David Thompson (Performance Director), managing all aspects of the rugby side of the business. Tarquin McDonald (Finance & Strategy Director), will assume responsibility for the day-to-day running of the non-rugby side of the business.
Bruce Craig said, "I am very proud of the progress made by Bath Rugby under Nick's direction over the last five years and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank him for all he has done for the Club to date. I am delighted that, in his new role, he will continue to focus on a number of key projects, including the potential Rec redevelopment, the on-going development of Farleigh House and support for the Bath Rugby Foundation. I am very much looking forward to next season and I am confident that we will see all our hard work bear further fruit in the seasons ahead."
Nick Blofeld said, "I have been privileged to lead a great Club over these last few years and to set it in the right direction for long term success. I'm now looking forward to concentrating even more on trying to keep Bath Rugby at the Rec, as well as a few other key projects, and to being able to watch the team's successes next year and beyond."