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Arsenal recruit Communications Director

Premiership club Arsenal FC has announced that it has appointed Mark Gonella as Communications Director after an exhausting recruitment process.

Gonnella an experienced communications executive who enjoyed a previous role as Corporate Affairs Director at Barclaycard, will join the Gunners senior management team from 1st January 2011.

Speaking of his appointment Gonnella said: “This is an absolute dream job for me. The opportunity to bring two great passions of my life - football and communications - together in my day to day work is irresistible. Arsenal has a compelling business plan for the future and effective communications will be a key part of making those plans come to fruition.

Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Mark has decided to join Arsenal. He is a vastly experienced communications professional who will bring a huge amount of knowledge and expertise, not only to our communications team, but to the organisation as a whole.

“Mark loves football and has a proven track record of delivering high quality PR, communications and corporate responsibility initiatives to a worldwide audience.  He therefore has the perfect credentials to shape our communications strategy, which will support our ambitious vision for the Club.”

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