Symonds and Milne to Be Named Joint MDs Tuesday, 5th Feb 2013 12:44
TWTD understands that current board members Jonathan Symonds and Ian Milne are set to be named joint-managing directors of Town, in the wake of chief executive Simon Clegg’s departure. The Blues announced Clegg’s exit by mutual consent earlier today with members of the current board and owner Marcus Evans taking on a more hands-on role at Portman Road.
Both Symonds and Milne became directors of Town after Evans’s takeover at the end of 2007.
Symonds, 42, has been the chief information officer of the Marcus Evans Group since 1996 and is responsible for the strategy and the delivery of IT solutions for the Marcus Evans Group.
He has a degree in Business Information Systems and was previously in management roles with Apple Computers, Bacon and Woodrow and Global Communications.
Milne is a 60-year-old qualified solicitor, who joined the Marcus Evans Group in 2000, having previously been with drinks giant Diageo and Revlon International.
Its not been clear who has been cocking things up at Portman Road but Clegg did look hot favourite. In league position terms we haven't progressed under Evans and maybe his more direct involvement might prove a positive thing.
I had a few dealing with SImon Clegg and I found him a decent bloke. He was professional and business like. He may not have been the right person as far as footballing background was concerned and our ability to attract quality players seemed to suffer under his chairmanship, but he was always civil, polite and approachable. We should bear this in mind please.
Pitcher , Symonds and Milne - We now are really a 'professional set up ' Lawyers , Accountants and an IT Specialist ( that is INFO TECHNOLOGY) OR IS IT 'IPSWICH TOWN 'perhaps ll employed by the ME empire - We are going global already for our European expansion
I thought it was obvious from the previous story Clegg went to reduce the wage bill to help fit in with FFP, so we were never going to recruit another CEO. Someone needs to be in charge so it makes sense to give these guys extra responsibility.