Ebbsfleet United can confirm that club CEO Dave Archer will be stepping down from his role at the club on Tuesday, 4th February, after serving his three months’ notice at the Kuflink Stadium.
It ends a six-year association with the Fleet for Dave, who arrived as general manager in December 2013. Since then, he has held roles including commercial manager and managing director, having been responsible for numerous landmark sponsorship deals in his time, including those with long-term partners Kuflink, Mitsubishi Electric and Sykes Pumps.
Dave commented: “I have so many fond memories of this great football club and it has meant the world to me to be CEO here. I’d like to thank Dr Abdulla for giving me the opportunity to lead the Fleet, a job I could only have dreamed about previously.
“I have had a small but extremely committed and dedicated staff around me in my time and I can honestly say I couldn’t have done this job without them and their loyalty to this football club.
“To all the business partners – friends to me and friends to the Fleet – who have supported myself and the club, I thank them all.
“And of course the supporters, countless numbers of you who I have come to know on home matchdays, away day travels and in the course of my duties. I wish you every success for the future.
“I am taking my foot off the gas after 27 years’ continuous seasons in football and intend to take some time out travelling with my family but the Fleet will always have a place in my heart whatever I do next.”
Club owner and chairman Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi said, “I would like to express my gratitude to Dave Archer who leaves us on Tuesday after spending a few years at Ebbsfleet United initially as Commercial Manager and later as CEO.
“Dave has worked immensely throughout his appointment, and the football club will lose a loyal, hardworking person. Having said that, both the club and myself will always remain lifelong friends of Dave, as I’m pretty sure he will be following the club closely, and I hope to see him in the very near future attending matches as the club will always remain open to him. Enjoy your break and travels!”
The club will announce details regarding Dave’s replacement in due course, as soon as those matters have been finalised.