The Peterborough United Foundation has appointed Marvin Robinson as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Marvin comes into the role with over 20 years’ experience in professional sport, technology and the charitable sector. He will provide a strategic and operational lead for the foundation and assist in its growth.
Marvin’s career in sport began in 1998 as a player for Derby County in the Premier League but a serious leg injury on loan at Stoke City hampered his progress. He also had spells with Walsall, Lincoln and Chesterfield.
Following retirement from playing Marvin qualified as a corporate governance practitioner and serves on the Football Association Judicial Services Panel as an Independent Panel Member where he has adjudicated on some of the most high profile incidents in the game.
As a current council member for the English Schools Football Association (ESFA), he helps run the organisation that covers 75,000 teams and implemented a digital transformation project to increase ESFA’s commercial and technical reach. He is also a Patron of Birmingham based charity LoveBrum that supports community projects.
In the business world, Marvin created his own digital ticketing and software consultancy business while also undertaking a VSI Masters Degree in Sporting Directorship at the University of Salford.
Marvin said he is delighted to be given the role. "It's a real honour to join the Foundation of Peterborough United Football Club as CEO, using football as a catalyst to improve people's lives is close to my heart and there is a real opportunity here to build on the brilliant work that's been done to date.
“The sporting landscape is evolving towards a more connected, technological and data-driven industry and organisations such as ours now have to navigate this purposefully to ensure long term sustainable futures and create stronger, healthier, more active communities.
“As Peterborough is the 4th fastest growing city in the UK, I can't wait to start work with our great team and rapidly expanding community to take the Foundation to the next level.”
Chairman of the Peterborough United Foundation Andrew Palmer said: “The board and I are delighted to welcome Marvin to the Foundation to build on the great work done by his predecessor Nick Sheppard. Marvin brings with him a desire to improve local people’s lives using the power of The Posh and sport combined with the technology and innovation that drives the most successful charities and businesses.”
Marvin began work at Peterborough United’s Training Ground on Tuesday with the Foundation’s 16 members of staff. Peterborough United Foundation is the charitable arm of the football club that works to improve lives of the local community through sport.