Top marks for Andrews as Finance Director departs
Mark Andrews, the Club’s Finance Director, will be leaving the Club and taking a career break at the end of the season.
Mark started at Ipswich Town in June 1995 and since then has been an integral part of the Club’s operations and administration. He was first appointed as Club Accountant under Chairman John Kerr, before taking on the role of Financial Controller. Before he joined the Club Mark worked at Scrutton Bland where he gained his accounting experience, Willis Insurance and Sadler Holdings building contractors where Sir Alf Ramsey was a non-executive director.
During the Marcus Evans Group era Mark also took over the role of Company Secretary and in 2013 was appointed Finance Director.
Last year he was presented with an EFL Long Service Award following 26 years at the Club. CEO Mark Ashton told the Club website: “It certainly gave me great pleasure to award Mark with his EFL Long Service Award in November for 26 years at the Club. That is a remarkable achievement. We have been very lucky to inherit such a loyal servant who has been a key figure in the transition period over the past year.”
Chairman Mike O’Leary also told the Club website: “Mark played a key role in the complex process which led up to Gamechanger 20 Ltd acquiring a controlling interest in Ipswich Town from the Marcus Evans Group last year. Mark thoroughly deserves the chance to enjoy some leisure and relaxation after 26 years of loyal service. We all wish him the very best for the future.”
The Club would like to place on record its huge gratitude to Mark for his service and he will continue to help on a consultancy basis. Everyone at Ipswich Town wishes him the very best.
Mark added: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Ipswich Town FC having worked with some great people over the years and will take away some fantastic memories. I am looking forward to spending some time travelling before embarking on a new venture. The Club is in good hands financially and with Kieran McKenna in charge I am sure the team will be pushing for promotion at the earliest opportunity.”