RANGERS Football Club is delighted to announce that Douglas Park has been appointed as Interim Chairman of Rangers International Football Club PLC.
Furthermore, we can confirm the appointment of John Bennett as Deputy Chairman of RIFC.
Douglas Park has decades of experience as a successful businessman which is invaluable to Rangers, as we continue to work towards our 150th anniversary. We are indebted to Douglas’ financial backing and support with fans fondly recalling his part in the “Three Bears” takeover of 2015.
John Bennett joined the RIFC board in March 2015 as part of the regime change when he invested substantial funds in Rangers. His consistent investment in the club is set to continue, with further funding in the coming months.
Mr Bennett has over three decades of experience in investment management with a specialism in European companies.
RIFC is pleased to confirm that the funding plan announced at the recent AGM is well advanced, with significant investment already received and further commitments in place.
The elevation of Douglas Park and John Bennett is another significant step forward for Rangers FC and is a sign of intent by the club.
Mr Park highlighted, “It is a privilege to take on this position at the world’s most successful football club. We have experienced some difficult days but have emerged stronger than before.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I welcome the continued enthusiasm towards contributing to the future success of the company and club. We will make further public comment in due course.”
Furthermore, Deputy Chairman, John Bennett commented on the outgoing Chairman, “I want to place on record our sincere thanks to Dave King for the important contribution he made as Chairman of Rangers FC.”
In closing, Mr Park highlighted the current health crisis throughout the world, “I know what an institution Rangers is and what it means to our loyal fans. However, football is secondary at the moment. It is vital that we follow the advice of the government and medical experts to beat this virus.
“Please look after yourself and your loved ones. Thank you to the medical staff, and all key workers who are working tirelessly across the United Kingdom.”