Allan Robson

  • Former Saint Robson Joins Irish As Non-Exec Chairman

    London Irish have appointed former Northampton chief executive, Allan Robson as its new non-executive chairman. Robson brings a wealth of experience to London Irish gathered from nearly three decades of working within professional football and rugby union. The bulk of his career in the sector was spent at Northampton Saints where he was chief executive between 2007 and 2017, the club’s most successful period both on and off the pitch. Robson was also a board director of Premiership Rugby for 1...

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  • Robson Calls Time After 17 Years At Northampton

    Northampton Saints have announced that Allan Robson will be retiring as the club’s chief executive at the end of the 2016/17 season. Robson has been at Franklin’s Gardens for nearly two decades, joining as commercial director in 2000 and then stepping up to chief executive in 2006. In that time he has led the most commercially successful organisation in the Aviva Premiership, one which recorded profits for 16 successive seasons. This commercial achievement has provided the wherewithal for th...

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  • Saints Announce Record Profits

    ... to announce a profit. "Success on the pitch is inextricably linked to results off it which helps to explain our record turnover and in turn justifies the board's decision to spend up to the Premiership Rugby salary cap ceiling," said chief executive Allan Robson. Futhermore Saints were able to fill Franklin’s Gardens stadium by 98% of the capacity on average. They were also abke to hold a Heineken Cup fixture at Stadium Mk which holds 21,309, nearly 8,000 more than Franklin’s Gardens....

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  • Saints Record Net Profit for Twelfth Successive Season

    ... Saints plc, the parent company of Northampton Saints, have announced a twelfth consecutive net profit for the year ended May 31, 2012. The company declared a net profit of £689,418 from a turnover of just over £12.8 million. Saints chief executive Allan Robson called the achievement “unprecedented” and “a unique record of which the directors are rightly proud”. Robson identified a 97 per cent home attendance to capacity ratio and income generated by the team’s continued successes on...

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  • Northampton net a profit

    ... 2008. Although turnover was down by £1.23m to £10,092,595, the company instigated a cost reduction programme which reduced total expenditure by £1.78m and enabled them to make a net profit before tax of £9,284. Northampton Saints chief executive Allan Robson said: “This is the eighth year in succession that the company has made a profit, a record we are extremely proud of. It demonstrates that we are able to manage our own business in the most difficult of circumstances and is essential i...

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  • Saints Claim Over 1,000 Takers For DD Scheme

    ... juniors being £158. The club has frozen Season Ticket prices for a third successive season, and those supporters who book for 2013/14 before 31 May will also receive an "Early Bird discount", as in previous years. Northampton Saints Chief executive Allan Robson says: “Considering that this is the first time we have introduced it, we’ve been very pleased with the take-up of the interest-free payment plan option. It is tremendous to know that we have helped well over a thousand supporters al...

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  • Lewis to Manage WRU Academy

    The Welsh Rugby Union has appointed Allan Lewis as its new national academy coaching manager and he will begin his duties from February 2012. He will oversee the WRU national age grade coaching programmes and play a key role in designing the relevant coaching structures and systems that underpin the player pathway from age 16 through to senior level. As part of his new role he will also liaise with the national and regional squad coaches to integrate performance programmes across the performance...

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  • Facer Appointed To Saints Board

    ... marketing manager. He was promoted to head of commercial operations in 2012 after previously working for a number of blue-chip IT companies in senior sales and marketing roles and he will now take up the role of commercial director on 1 January 2014. Allan Robson, Northampton’s chief executive, said: “Brian has played a big role in our continued successes off the field and he thoroughly deserves his promotion to the role of commercial director. He has a great deal of experience and knows t...

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  • Saints Reveal Record Turnover

    ... profit of £328,628. That figure is down on the year before but the club insists it shows the investment being made on the playing side which led to an appearance in the Premiership final. Commercial income also rose by £660,000 and chief executive Allan Robson is pleased with the results. "This latest set of results re-iterated the importance of a strong and sustainable business model focused on balancing commercial needs and playing investment.  We have demonstrated for well over a decade...

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  • Celerity Group Acquires JPA Worldwide

    Celerity Group , a multidisciplinary consultancy that was set up last April to provide services to sports and media organisations, has announced its acquisition of JPA Worldwide, the rugby-specialist sports agency. JPA Worldwide, which was formed by Justin Paige following a management buy-out from World in Motion in December 2010, the company manages the likes of Dean Richards, Matt Stevens and Tom Croft (pictured), who will now be on the Celerity roster. Allan Reeves, chief executive at Celerit...

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