Lincoln City is pleased to announce that Clive Nates has been voted in as Chairman of Lincoln City Football Club & Lincoln City Holdings. Clive succeeds Bob Dorrian who stepped down recently after 8 years. The Board of Directors have also elected Roger Bates as the club's Vice Chairman.
The new Chairman and Vice Chairman take up office at a time of great success and high expectation for the coming season and both are determined to build on the achievements of recent years.
Clive has been a Director since February 2016, from the time an agreement was concluded with Sportvest Capital to become a shareholder in Lincoln City Holdings. Clive and his partners continue to invest in the club through Sportvest and a further injection of funds will be made ahead of the forthcoming season.
Commenting on his appointment Clive said, “I am honoured to have been elected as Chairman of this fantastic club and I will continue to devote much of my time and efforts towards helping us make further progress.
"An inclusive, collaborative and open management style has been adopted and I will work closely with the Board and especially my fellow Executive Committee members Roger Bates and Kevin Cooke, as well as Liam Scully, Danny and Nicky Cowley in taking the club forward for the benefit of our fans, the community and the city. I especially want to thank our fans for the incredible support I have received since joining the club and hope this will continue long into the future.”
An Imps fan for almost 50 years, Roger joined the Board of Directors in 2011 having previously been an Associate Director. Since that time he has been the director responsible for the club's Youth Academy. Under his leadership, the Future Imps Fund raised over £300,000 to ensure the Academy survived during the club's spell in the National League.
Commenting on his election Roger said, "Having contributed to the running of the club in a number of ways over the past seven years, I feel honoured to have been chosen as Vice Chairman by the Board of Directors.
"The club has been on an exciting journey over the past couple of seasons and, working with Clive, the Executive Committee and the Board, the aim is to sustain our momentum and build upon that success by developing the club on and off the pitch."