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Hull KR’s latest major appointment admits he “not been a rugby league fan before” but wants them to become “the team at the top again”

Hull KR have made some major moves to impress IMG assembling a brilliant new board of directors ahead of 2023.

Today, they have added David Kilburn to that Board. David joins the recently appointed, James McNicol alongside Chair Paul Sewell, the club’s Chief Executive, Paul Lakin, and Robins’ owner Neil Hudgell.

After founding MKM Building Supplies in 1995, David has grown the business to become the UK’s fastest growing builders’ merchant with over 100 branches, operating the length and breadth of the UK. 

Speaking after this, he admitted that he had never been a rugby league fan before and that is aim is to return Hull KR to the top in the future.

He said:

“I see joining the board of Hull KR as a real privilege. As someone who’s not been a fan of Rugby League previously, this is an opportunity for me to understand the game and help see if I can lift the Robins into being the team at the top again.”

Hull KR Chair Paul Sewell is delighted to capture and attract such a leading business figure to the club. 

‘David Kilburn is one of the outstanding entrepreneurs and business people of his generation. He has been an associate and friend for over 40 years, so I know he will bring experience, wisdom and balance to our new board.

‘We feel this a great start to the recruitment of our board, and we will add more to create a team working together as one. Discussions with others, to give us the balance we need, are progressing well, and we anticipate to be able to make further announcements shortly.

Alongside James, we are all delighted that they have chosen to join us, and we can’t wait to get cracking in February.’

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