Name: Marc Green

Role: Chairman 

Organisation: Bradford Bulls Group 

What does the average day of a rugby club chairman consist of?

Every day is a busy day, during which I try to resolve any number of important issues. My focus is primarily on the stability of the business and I try to be very hands on in how the organisation is run.

What is your proudest achievement to date, relating to Bradford Bulls?

I don’t like resting on my laurels and so I’m naturally not inclined to gazing on the past. I’m more interested in achieving aspirations, which for Bradford Bulls consists of winning back promotion to the top flight, winning trophies to show the sustainability of our efforts and getting the Odsal Stadium (Bradford Bull’s stadium) established as a venue of choice to help improve the revenues coming into the organisation.

What are your leadership tips?

Never be afraid to make changes and always inspire your staff by empowering them to make decisions.

Given the club’s recent history, how important is it to create a sense of security and continuity at the club?

It is very important and high up on my agenda of things to do. Winning back the support of our fans and sponsors is critical to the rugby club. I want to put belief back into this club – a club with such a successful and proud history. That’s why I’m intent on building a platform for going forward. It’s not simply about a legacy, but about the here and now.

Is it easy to generate positivity in the workforce given the importance of the club to the city and its passionate supporters?

The majority of people who work in and around sport tend to be passionate about sport. I don’t need to create the passion; my job is to harness the drive of our staff to help propel the organisation forward in a structured manner.

Never be afraid to make changes and always inspire your staff by empowering them to make decisions.

Is it difficult to manage and accommodate the needs of such a diverse range of staff – from players, to coaches, to backroom staff, office worker and cleaners?

I’m a grounded person who doesn’t give preferential treatment to employees because they are stars on the rugby pitch. For me it is about stripping away the glamour to try to understand what motivates the person. At the end of the day, we all have similar motivations, regardless of the incentive and salary. We all want to work hard, in a job that we like and for an organisation that has a clear vision. That’s why, regardless of the role, I try to find ways to empower and show respect to all my staff because I know that when I do, my staff work harder for the organisation.

Do you feel increased responsibility as Chairman of an organisation that is both a business and a public institution?

I try to see it as an obligation rather than pressure. I respect everything about the club – its history, tradition, supporters and stakeholders. It is more than just a business and I want it to be more than just a club that comes alive on matchday. I want to build something that resonates with the values of the people of Bradford and supporters of Bradford Bulls.

What is the future for Bradford Bulls?

I am a great believer in the notion that you get what you deserve. You have to work hard in life if you have big dreams. I think the concept of meritocracy is something ingrained in the Yorkshire spirit.

This is why we’re working hard to make it happen for the Bradford Bulls.

 
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