Vikings Announce Board Promotions

Vikings Announce Board Promotions

13th June 2017

Widnes Vikings have promoted Richard Munson and Spencer Holland to their Board of Directors, in recognition of their contribution to the Club.

Richard, the Vikings' Commercial and Community Director, and Spencer, Finance Director, have worked at the Vikings for over two years, playing key roles in its growth. They have joined the Board to provide strategic expertise and advice to the Club's ownership group.

Richard Munson has held the position of Community Director for the Vikings since April 2015, supporting it to develop a number of pioneering programmes that have received local and national acclaim. The Vikings are the current Super League Foundation of the Year, and were the first professional sports club to be recognised at the National Dementia Awards and 3rd Sector Care Awards. These programmes have supported the Vikings to make a difference in its local community, engaged new supporters and provided vital investment to the Club. 

In addition to his Community portfolio, Richard has also been appointed as Commercial Director, taking the lead strategic responsibility for the Vikings commercial portfolio. 

Spencer Holland has been the Vikings' Finance Director since September 2016, and has worked with the Club since January 2015. His has directed the Vikings financial strategy and management, supporting the Club's drive towards sustainability.

Spencer has been a qualified Accountant for over 20 years, with experience of working in the sport, manufacturing, FMCG and construction sectors.

Richard Munson says: "It is a privilege to work for a club with an incredible heritage, as well an exciting future with some hugely talented and passionate people. At the Vikings, we have developed one of the most ambitious community programmes in UK sport and made a significant difference to local people. I would like to thank the staff and players who have been key to these efforts."

He adds, "I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the Vikings' commercial team and partners, and to support the Club to develop new commercial opportunities. It is an honour to be appointed to the Board and to have the opportunity to contribute to the continuing growth of Widnes Vikings."

Spencer Holland says: "It am delighted to be appointed to Widnes Vikings' Board of Directors.  I'm very proud to work for the Club and to play a role in supporting its continual progress. Rugby League is a unique and complex financial environment, so I am excited to have the opportunity to support the Board in this role."

James Rule, CEO of Widnes Vikings, says, "Widnes Vikings is built on a One Club philosophy, which at its core relies upon the work ethic and drive of its people. Both Spencer and Richard epitomise the Club's desire for continuous improvement and growth. Their contributions have been integral to the growth and investment we have made in recent years.  I congratulate them both on these appointments." 

Vikings Announce Board Promotions