Cambridge United today announced that Ian Mather will join the Board of Directors of Cambridge United with immediate effect.

Commenting on the appointment, Director of Business Shaun Grady said: “We are delighted that Ian has agreed to become a Board member at Cambridge United. Ian brings a vast amount of business experience to the Board from his lengthy and successful legal career at Mills & Reeve and also has an extensive network of contacts across the Cambridge business and political community.

“Ian already knows the Club well - both through working with the Trust and also helping the Board evaluate options for the potential Stadium redevelopment. Following his recent retirement from M&R, this was the perfect time to invite Ian to join the Board.

Ian Mather said "Everyone associated with Cambridge United are right to be ambitious for the Club and I look forward to making a contribution as a member of the Board to help achieve success both on and off the pitch."

The search is underway to identify a replacement on the Board for Steve Chamberlain, who recently stood down as Finance Director and we will make an announcement at the appropriate time.

Ian Mather Profile

Ian qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and was a partner in three different law firms in Cambridge over a period of 32 years.

Mills & Reeve LLP 2011 – June 2018 Head of Cambridge office.

Eversheds LLP 1998 – 2011. Senior Partner in the Cambridge office.

Palmer Wheeldon – 1982 – 1998.  Managing Partner.

Through these years Ian often provided employment advice to Cambridge United – going back to the late 1980’s

Other appointments:

Chairman, Cambridge Ahead 2014 – Present.  

Ian chairs the Management Board for the Cambridge and Peterborough Independent Economic Review

Chairman, Cambridge Arts Theatre – 2015 – Present (Trustee from 2010) 

Trustee, Cambridge United Community Trust – 2016 – Present. In his capacity as Trustee Ian has been working with the board of the club to evaluate options for the potential Stadium redevelopment. 

London Stansted Cambridge Corridor (LSCC) Growth Commission member 

Cranfield University Council Member – 2011 – 2013 Member of the Audit Committee.

Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce 1997 – 2002. President 2000 – 2002. Education

1980- 82 Newcastle Polytechnic – studying law: Common Professional Exam, Law Society Finals

1976 -79 University of York – BA (Hons) Economics

Interests: Football, theatre, cycling, skiing, food.