Greig Box Turnbull has stepped down as director of Oxford City Stars after five years’ service on the club board. Mr Box Turnbull joined the Stars’ board from Oxford United in 2017 and has played an integral role in the club’s strategic development.
The club said in a statement: “We’d like to place on record our huge thanks to Greig for his commitment and service over a five-year period. We also thank his PR agency Fortitude Communications for all its support during this time.
"During Greig's tenure the club has moved up a league and developed off-ice to create a sustainable business model which now bodes well for the future. A strategic review of the club will now take place to establish how to proceed at a senior level.”
Mr Box Turnbull has relinquished his 50% shareholding in the club, leaving Jo Mundy as the sole shareholder.
He said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my directorship at the Stars and I’m proud of what we have achieved as a club, thanks to the commitment and hard work of many people.
"We have overcome some big key challenges over the years, and our progress means I leave the club in a healthy position financially and operationally. The club has established itself in NIHL Division One South, grown the fanbase, its commercial appeal and community engagement.
“I'm proud to have been a custodian of the Stars and I'm thankful to everyone who has supported me and the club during this time.
"I’ve made a lot of good friends at the Stars and wish everyone all the best for the future. I’ll be on hand to help in any way I can, in an informal capacity and look forward to returning to watch the team."
Oxford City Stars concluded “As a club, we are in strong position with a great foundation of volunteers, which gives us the ability to now review our operating model. The club has had some big changes over the last 6 months, both off-ice and on-ice, and it is an exciting time for ice hockey in Oxford.”