29th September 2015

Cardiff City FC Foundation is pleased to announce a new Management structure that will take the Foundation forward in delivering bigger, better and more positive social impact in communities across Wales.

Cardiff City FC Foundation can confirm that Marc Cahill is stepping down as the Foundation’s CEO as he wishes to take up new challenges after a decade at the Foundation. Alongside the Senior Management Team, Marc has taken the Foundation from 5 staff, a turnover of £250,000 per annum and working with 8,000 young people a year to 55 staff, a turnover of £1.7M and working with 50,000 young people a year.

Marc’s vision and leadership and role within the senior management team has guided the Foundation to its position as one of the UK’s most innovative and successful Football Club Foundations and throughout his time at the Foundation he has led on the development of many new programs and partnerships.

The Foundation’s Board would like to place on record their thanks to Marc and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

In light of the Foundation’s restructure, Gavin Hawkey, formerly Chief Operating Officer, has received promotion to a new role of Foundation Director. Gavin will work alongside a new structure within the Senior Management Team to strengthen relationships, enhance current delivery and bring new programmes to the Foundation. Alongside Gavin, the Foundation has promoted Ria Male to Director of Education and Inclusion and Simon Stephens to Director of Sport and Health.

Chair of Trustees, Tony Colville said:

“After 10 years of commitment Marc is ready to move on and face new challenges. This leaves the Foundation with a fresh opportunity to set a new strategy and offer opportunities for internal changes that the Board is convinced will have a positive impact on our community impact. We are very much looking forward to working with the new senior management team as the Foundation continues to grow.”