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Andrew Cullen Appointed Pompey CEO

MK Dons executive director will take up role in June

14 May 2021

Andrew Cullen
Photo: MK Dons FC

The Tornante Company, owners of Portsmouth Football Club, are delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Cullen as CEO.

The MK Dons Executive Director will take up the post at Fratton Park from Tuesday, June 1.

He will take over from Mark Catlin, who is leaving for a role at The Topps Company, but will remain as a director of the club.

Pompey Chairman Michael Eisner said: “Andy has done a terrific job at MK Dons and his extensive experience in football, business and marketing will help us at Pompey in our relentless pursuit of success on and off the pitch.”

“He has huge shoes to fill in Mark’s absence, but I know he can do it – especially with Mark’s help in the transition and beyond.”

"Andy has done a terrific job at MK Dons and his extensive experience in football, business and marketing will help us."

Michael Eisner

Cullen said: “I feel extremely privileged and incredibly excited to be given the opportunity by Michael Eisner and the Portsmouth FC board to succeed Mark Catlin as the club’s new CEO.

“The role comes with a massive responsibility to both the city of Portsmouth and to the football club.

“I do very much recognise the club’s rich heritage, strong traditions and, most critically, the dynamic connection with its passionate supporters and the local community, who all too recently came together, in remarkable fashion, to save their football club from going out of existence.

“Mark and his excellent team of colleagues, along with the support of so many others, have from these foundations, delivered a sustainable and vibrant football club and importantly, one which remains very much in touch with its community.

"Together with Danny and Nicky Cowley, I will try to do my very best to develop the outstanding work already undertaken by so many."

Andrew Cullen

“Together with Danny and Nicky Cowley, I will try to do my very best to develop the outstanding work already undertaken by so many. I will work as hard as I can and contribute towards the delivery of an exciting future for everyone connected with Pompey.”

Catlin said: “I have known Andy professionally for a number of years and have always been impressed by his work ethic, integrity, experience and communication skills.

“I believe he will be the perfect fit for the club, staff, our board and supporters. This is an exciting time for the club and I wish Andy well for his future with us.”

Cullen joined MK Dons in November 2008 – having previously spent more than 10 years at Norwich City – and has also served as both a League One and Championship club representative on the board of the EFL.


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