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Mitchell named DCCI Junior VP

Posted: Fri 25 Jan 2013

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Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) has appointed Rob Mitchell, commercial director at AFC Bournemouth, as Junior Vice President with immediate effect.

Commenting on his appointment, Rob Mitchell said, “AFC Bournemouth is an ambitious football club striving to reach the Football League Championship, and our commercial team’s key focus is to develop partnerships with companies across Dorset. 

"That is very much in parallel to the aims and objectives of DCCI, and I am very much looking forward to working with the Board and executive team at the Chamber”.

A 2003 graduate from Bournemouth University, Rob’s experience includes working in sponsorship, corporate hospitality and marketing in the football industry. 

He joined AFC Bournemouth in the summer of 2008 as commercial manager, was then made commercial director in 2011, and appointed to the Board of Directors at AFC Bournemouth in January 2012.  

A keen sportsman himself, Rob is an active member of the business community and is supportive of numerous charitable initiatives. AFC Bournemouth is a Premier Partner member of the Dorset Chamber, and Rob joined the Chamber’s Council last year. 

Dorset Chamber President Mike Clark said, “Rob is very committed to engaging with the wider business community and forging stronger links between DCCI, AFC Bournemouth, and businesses across the region. 

"I am delighted to have Rob’s support in addition to our Senior Vice President Paul Collins, and Rob will be joining me and our Guest Speaker Jo Fairley at the Chamber’s annual President’s Lunch on February 8th, in the familiar surroundings of AFC Bournemouth”. 

Dorset Chamber Chief Executive Peter Scott added, “With the U.K. economy still struggling, the role of Chambers becomes more significant in providing support to businesses. Rob Mitchell brings complementary skill sets that will strengthen our Board, and as one of the younger generation of businesspeople in Dorset, he has much to offer. 

"He will make a valuable contribution to the work DCCI delivers, as well as being an excellent ambassador for all sectors of Dorset’s commerce and industry”.