Rounders England director of business operations announces departure

Rounders England’s current Director of Business Operations, David Bentley, will be leaving his current post at the end of July.

David joined Rounders England in 2015 and has been a valuable member of the team through a period of change and growth. 

Over his 9 year tenure David has been a steady and calm influence and supported the organisation through large changes, steering our financial and business operations and always ensuring we are compliant in everything we do.  David’s contribution has been invaluable and in more recent years even more so in helping to navigate the business through Covid-19, ensuring that we remain financially sustainable and implementing the changes required to become a fully remote team, ensuring we remain fully operational throughout. David has worked with our partners and stakeholders to harness strong and valuable relationships whilst always looking for opportunities to strengthen what Rounders England has to offer our community. As a key member of the Senior management team David was integral in developing our strategic vision for the future and embedded our values in all we do.  

Announcing this news, Natalie Justice-Dearn, CEO said

“David has been an integral member of the team, ensuring we always do the right thing for our community. Not only has he lead on our compliance with Sport England’s Code for Sport Governance and UK Anti-doping he has managed our finances and budgets through a tough few years for the sector, always ensuring every penny is spent appropriately for the good of our sport. David has been a supportive, trusting and key member of the team whom I will miss working alongside. Whilst we are sad to be losing David we wish him every success in the future. 

In response, David said

“Leaving Rounders England is a bittersweet moment for me. I have many, many, great memories, and key moments shared with operational and Board colleagues, past and present, of which I will cherish. I shall particularly miss the camaraderie, dedication, commitment, and professionalism they each possess and exude in their roles. Strategically, the organisation has taken giant leaps forward in recent years and I have thoroughly enjoyed being involved in influencing and shaping the future direction and longevity of the organisation. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to devoting much more of my time and energy to the needs of my family and supporting them however I can, as well as perhaps enjoying some quality time for myself. My sincere best wishes go to my colleagues, partners, and stakeholders as they continue the Rounders England journey.”

Details of the recruitment process for the successor Director of Finance & Governance, are announced here

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