Hull KR announce first non-executive director to new board

Hull KR is delighted to announce the appointment of James McNicol to the newly formed board of directors.

Earlier in the month the club recruited Paul Sewell, Chair of award-winning East Hull company Sewell Group, to lead a new board which will work alongside the club’s Chief Executive, Paul Lakin, and support the Robins’ owner Neil Hudgell.

Recruitment of established business leaders to help take the club to the next level is well underway, with James the first to commit.

A lifelong Robin, friend of the club, and son of former Chairman Colin McNicol, James is delighted to join the club at such an exciting time.

“I’m delighted to be on board. My goal is to assist Hull KR to provide an environment and team where in forty years time a young boy from East Hull can look back with pride, and reflect on a golden era for the club.

There was an inevitability about getting involved, certainly since my Dad passed away. This club is in my blood, but I am far enough away from it, living away, that there is a level of distance too. That will help with any of the board decisions because I’ll be able to assess it with a level head.

I love winning, I love being successful, and I love being part of a great team. That’s what I hope I will bring and contribute to the club.”

Chair Paul Sewell is pleased to recruit a leading businessman and bring him back to his roots.

“The first appointment to our new board is a fantastic story.

A hugely successful global businessman, returning to his roots in East Hull, to follow his late father and former Chair Colin – is everything that this club is about. He is a wonderful signing for us on every level.

Today is extra special for James, as we make this announcement on his Birthday, I’m sure all supporters will join me in saying ‘welcome home James’, and ‘Happy Birthday’!”