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Thu 9 Jan 2020 | 05:05

Saracens reveal new chairman

Saracens reveal new chairman
Thu 9 Jan 2020 | 05:05
Saracens reveal new chairman
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NEWS: Neil Golding has taken up the position of non-executive chairman at Saracens, succeeding Nigel Wray who stepped down earlier this month.

The club are currently reeling from a £5.4 million fine and 35 point reduction. This week RugbyPass revealed following an interview with Edward Griffith that the playing squad would be hit by salary and/or job cuts.

Liam Williams will leave the club and England lock George Kruis looks likely to follow him out the door.

Last week Edward Griffiths took up the role of interim CEO, for a 12-month period.

A statement from the club reads: “Golding is a highly experienced and respected lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. His immediate priority as non-executive chairman is to lead and oversee new governance measures including steps to ensure regulatory compliance.”

Neil Golding said: “It is an honour to be appointed chairman of Saracens. The success of this great club is rooted in its commitment to the development of talent through its coaches and academy system, player welfare and making a positive impact within its community to create lasting memories. I am excited to help build on this wonderful legacy. I also recognise that I am joining the Club at a time of significant change. We, as a board, are strongly committed to introducing new robust processes and working together with other PRL stakeholders in the best interests of Saracens and English rugby.”

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