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Saturday, June 26, 2010

QPR Report Saturday Snippets: An Ex-QPR Chairman Receives an Appointment...Good Luck to the United States of America




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News About Ex-QPR Holdings Chairman Kevin McGrath (who resigned at the time of the Paladini "Ouster" of QPR Chairman Bill Power)

Commonwealth Secretariat - Kevin David McGrath BSc is appointed as an Ambassador for the Commonwealth Youth Programme - June 25th 2010
- Kevin McGrath is Senior Adviser to F&C REIT Asset Management, (www.fandcreit.com) and was previously Managing Director of the investment management company which has global property investment portfolio of over £8.5 billion and with offices in London, Dublin, Munich, Stockholm, and Mumbai and has now been appointed as an Ambassador for CYP

Kevin McGrath is Senior Adviser to F&C REIT Asset Management, (www.fandcreit.com) and was previously Managing Director of the investment management company which has global property investment portfolio of over £8.5 billion and with offices in London, Dublin, Munich, Stockholm, and Mumbai.

Prior to F&C REIT Kevin was a founding equity Partner in REIT Asset Management, a highly regarded property investment, finance, and asset management partnership, which managed over £3.5 billion of commercial property around the world and had offices in London, Munich, Tel Aviv, Stockholm, and Mumbai.

From its commencement in 1996 to its merger with Foreign and Colonial in 2008 Kevin was directly responsible for over £10 billion of property investment acquisitions and disposals at REIT.

Immediately prior to REIT Kevin was Senior Investment Surveyor with Hermes, the Fund Manager for the British Telecommunication and Post Office Pension Schemes. Before that he worked for Ealing, Westminster, and the Greater London Councils in various property related positions. And before that he worked in manufacturing and banking.

Kevin graduated from the Polytechnic of the South Bank with a BSc (Distinction) in Estate Management. He also obtained a post graduation Diploma in Property Investment (Award Winner) from the College of Estate Management.

Kevin is a Chartered Surveyor who has worked in the property industry for 25 years and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Investment Property Forum, the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors and is a Freeman of the City of London.

Kevin was a candidate for the European Parliament 2009 elections, a candidate for the North East Hampshire parliamentary constituency at the 2005 General Election and for Ealing Council in the 2006 London Council Elections.

Kevin is Chair of the McGrath Charitable Trust; Trustee of the Guildford School of Acting; Trustee of the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust; Trustee and Treasurer of the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith; Trustee of the National Education Trust; Trustee of The Prison Advice and Care Trust; Trustee of the Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship; Trustee of the Howard league for Penal reform; Chair of QPR Ladies Football Club; Founder and Trustee of Clink Restaurant Charity (www.theclinkonline.com); Chair of Islamix Foundation (www.islamixonline.com); UCLH Development Board member and a School Governor of Ellen Wilkinsen School for Girls.

Kevin served as a Commissioner on the Howard League for Penal Reforms Commission on English Prisons Today under the leadership of Cherie Booth (www.prisoncommission.org.uk).

Kevin is also Proprietor of the Tribune Magazine, a well known and respected left of centre political publication; a former Chairman of Queens Park Rangers Football Club plc and Editorial Board member of Property Week magazine.

He has an unblemished track record of success in business and a strong personal commitment to public service. Commonwealth

News re Ex-QPR Martin Allen (who was briefly back at Loftus Road last season] -

Gloucestershire Echo
'Mad Dog' Martin Allen gives hope to young footballers in South Africa
- FORMER Cheltenham Town boss Martin Allen is doing his bit improve the standard of football coaching in South Africa.
- The 44-year-old, nicknamed Mad Dog, is working with young coaches in Cape Town as part of the Coaching for Hope initiative. The scheme, which is running alongside the World Cup, aims to equip local coaches with skills to take back to youngsters living in impoverished townships.
- Allen, who was in charge at Whaddon Road from September 2008 to December 2009, described the experience as a "life changing", speaking on BBC 1's Match of the Day.
- "The conditions you work in and the equipment you have available to you are not always ideal," he said.
- "We work on a small patch of grass in someone's car park. We've got boys from 14 through to 17. They've got no mobile phones and some of them don't even have football boots.
- "But we make the best of it. They don't have much equipment, but they've got plenty of enthusiasm and energy."
- Funded by the League Managers Association, the scheme has benefited some 30,000 children across western and southern Africa. As well as teaching football skills, it aims to increase HIV awareness.
- Allen, who is leading coaching clinics, was taken on a tour of a township where some 700,000 people live in makeshift houses, mostly fashioned from pieces of corrugated metal.
"The guys I've been working with work in those types of areas," he added.
"We're just trying to help teach drills and skills and fun games for them to take back to the townships.
"It's an absolute pleasure to work with these lads, and the coaches are the same. There is a different work ethic to when you're dealing with people at home."
The former Queens Park Rangers and West Ham player took over the Robins job after spells in charge at Barnet, Brentford, Milton Keynes Dons and Leicester City.
Clive Gowing, chairman of the Robins Trust, said both the club and the manager had moved on from the split.
"We've now got Mark Yates in charge and are looking forward," he said.
"I'm glad to see Martin Allen is giving something back to the game by taking part in such a worthwhile scheme." Gloucestershire Echo

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