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.”