I detect concern even from you Nev about this appointment. Taxi Egg shares your worry. In the end it is 'more of , more of ' .
Olive Branches will probably not be enough . Most outsiders will see this as a take over of what is left of Barla by the Pennine League.
So how exactly is the new Chair going to approach the NCL and the game wide juniors ? Not via Stuart Prior , if I know him , that's for sure......
And most Leagues won't be waiting around........
Not concern or worry Del, just reservations.
Comparing both candidates's CVs one looks to be a first class administrator with an arms length of commendations in that line of work, while the other's showed a doer and results person with vision who looks comfortable at levels and in arenas where the BARLA chair will need to show immense strength.
As for approaching the NCL and game wide juniors, I'm sure that the new chair will have come with a plan for this and not to rely on an ex board of management member. However, I agree with you that time will not be an inherited luxury, it seems that the outgoing chair frittered all that away.
As I said time will tell if the new chair will be able to succesfully make the transition from the cut and paste world of recording minutes, to the cut and thrust of clear, quick, thinking and decision making.