Bristol Rovers F.C is delighted to announce the promotion of Tom Gorringe to the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Tom joined the club back in 2017 as Commercial Director following over a decade of experience at Portsmouth, Cardiff City and Brighton & Hove Albion.
During that time, he has worked tirelessly to make improvements across all areas of the club, engaging with supporters and drive standards and revenues. Tom has a Business degree and won the Star of the Future Award at the 2013 Football Hospitality Awards.
In 2015, he received the Rising Star Award at the Stadium Business Awards in Barcelona for all sports stadia globally and in 2016 he was selected to be part of the inaugural Sports Industry Next Gen programme for young leaders in sport.
In June 2020, Tom was promoted onto the board of the club where he has continued to work to drive the club forward.
Club President, Wael Al Qadi said,
“I’m delighted to announce the promotion of Tom Gorringe to the CEO position. Tom is a trailblazer and over the years that I have worked with him he has proven to be hard working, efficient, honest and popular amongst colleagues and the fan base. He has successfully implemented many new projects at the club and has impressive leadership qualities. I have tasked him to oversee a complete restructure of the organisation, something that is necessary to ensure that the club is operating to the highest possible standards. I wish Tom the best of luck in what I hope will be an exciting new era for the club. UTG!”
“Since the first day that I stepped foot at this club I have been struck by the potential and been determined to play my part in unlocking it. This is a special club and there is nowhere else I would rather be at this stage of my career than here working on this project. To be leading the club during such an exciting time is an honour and I will do everything within my power to help make us as successful as we can be. I would like to thank Wael for all of the support he has given me and that faith that he has shown me in offering this opportunity at what is an exciting time for the club. By working together, there are no limits to what this club can achieve and I hope that under my leadership the staff, players, supporters and all stakeholders can pull in the same direction to help us progress.”