Writer: Tim Stillman
Date:Thursday March 1 2012
In a rather intriguing move, Arsenal have today (suspciously quietly) announced that ex board member Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith has been made an Honorary Vice President of Arsemal. Lady Nina had been a member of the Arsenal board until she was unceremoniously removed in December 2008. She eventually sold her 16.5% holding in the club to KSE.
Nina inherited her shareholding from her Grandfather-in-law Sir Bracewell Smith, who joined the Arsenal board in 1938. His son, Nina's father-in-law Guy Bracewell-Smith served on the board from 1953-76.
Since Nina was removed from the board, relations, at least publicly have been somewhat fraught. Last summer, during a twitter Q & A she made some rather pointed comments, claiming that the current Arsenal board should be sacked. So to hear that she has suddenly been offered a role- however ceremonial- seems rather bizarre to me. Is this a golden handshake for selling to KSE and not Usmanov? Is this to prevent any further pubic attacks? Or is this squarely to piss off David Dein? We can but speculate.
Chairman Peter Hill-Wood said: "We are delighted that Lady Nina is becoming an Honorary Vice-President of the Club. This is in recognition of Lady Nina`s contribution during her time as a director and also the important role the Bracewell-Smith family played in the Club`s development."
With the official website adding, 'The appointment does not change the structure of the current Board of Directors.'
Date:Thursday March 1 2012
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