Pools have appointed Andy Steel into the newly formed role of Club Ambassador as part of the continuing development of the club’s off field activities. Andy is no stranger to the club and has been working behind the scenes on a voluntary basis over the last three seasons in many different guises.
Chairman Raj Singh said “this is a high profile role that will represent and promote the club with key internal and external stakeholders. Andy has been with the club for three seasons now and has assisted and supported the management team across all areas of the business in particular with commercial operations. Andy will represent the club at Boardroom level with myself and club staff at home and away games as well as working with Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Hobin with commercial activities and Senior Advisor, Lee Rust on strategic projects. He will continue to work on a voluntary basis for this role”.
Andy has very strong business connections across the town and region from his previous roles as Assistant Principal at Hartlepool College, Chair of the Hartlepool Business Forum, Chair of Ad Astra Academy Trust and Director of his own Management Consultancy Company.
Andy said “I have thoroughly enjoyed the last three years working behind the scenes at the club and am delighted to be taking up the role of Club Ambassador. The club has made good progress in several off field areas over this period of time which is positive but like any business there is always a need to continuously improve and if I can assist the club on that journey then I am more than happy to do so. I have been a supporter of Pools all of my life and I can’t remember a time when there has been such a feeling of positivity around the club and in particular the atmosphere generated by the fans. The plans for the future are both realistic and exciting and I can’t wait to take up this role and play a small part in the continuing development and success of Hartlepool United and the town as a whole.’
Stephen Hobin, COO speaking on Andy’s appointment added “I am absolutely positive Andy will help us to move forward and provide a great level of support, advice and an air of professionalism. There are not many people in town who don’t know Andy and his connections and vast experience in the public and private sector will only be a benefit to Pools. Andy has already helped on a number of fronts this season and I am looking forward to working even closer in the coming months as we enter an exciting phase in the clubs operations”