Norwich City’s 2018 Annual General Meeting between the Board of Directors, senior figures and shareholders took place at Carrow Road on Wednesday evening.
The top table comprised of Directors Delia Smith, Michael Wynn Jones, Ed Balls, Michael Foulger, Tom Smith and Stephan Phillips, Executive Committee members Stuart Webber, Zoe Ward and Ben Kensell, Director of Finance and Company Secretary Ben Dack, Chief Executive Officer of the Community Sports Foundation Ian Thornton, Head Coach Daniel Farke and Academy Manager Steve Weaver.
Balls kicked-off proceedings with a warm welcome to everyone in the room and was followed by Ben Dack, Director of Finance and Company Secretary, who delivered the formal business.
Three resolutions were voted on including Balls and Tom Smith being re-elected onto the Board and BDO being reappointed as auditors of the company.
Recently-appointed Chief Operating Officer Ben Kensell then talked the room through the main Club headlines, which included the following:
- Introduction of new Executive Committee
- Growth in the number of club partners
- Praise for UEA graduation events that took place at Carrow Road
- Take That’s return to Carrow Road
- Carrow Road and Colney improvements
- Funds raised for the Academy by the Canaries Bond
- Legends game to raise funds for the Community Sports Foundation
Joint majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones delivered a short but poignant speech about their aims for the Club moving forward.
This was then followed by Q&A. The topics covered included, but were not limited to:
- EFL broadcast deal
- Financial Fair Play
- Location of Under-23s fixtures
- LeoVegas sponsorship
- Stuart Webber and Daniel Farke contracts
- Jordan Rhodes
- January transfer window
- Canaries Bond
- Speculation on Stuart Webber's future
- Promotion of Ladies football
- Potential testimonials for Russell Martin and Wes Hoolahan
- Recognising Russell Martin’s achievement with a presentation at a league game in the future
- Whether or not the Club will sell players in January
- Turning down offers for Timm Klose in the summer
- Offering support to those with dementia, including former players
- Safe standing
- Away team dressing room
You can view the slides explaining the financial situation HERE.