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Spotlight On: Gavin Marshall

Each week we highlight one of our Ashton Gate Stadium employees. This week we put the spotlight on Chief Financial Officer, Gavin Marshall.

Gavin Marshall

What time does your alarm go off?

I don't need to set my alarm - my 15 month old daughter Emma wakes me up nice and early every morning.

What’s the first thing you do when you get to work?

Make a cup of tea and walk through the office catching up with the team.

Before working at Ashton Gate, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I used to write and edit a music magazine in the late 1990s - my music taste is still largely stuck at 90s indie.

How long have you worked for Ashton Gate?

Nearly three years.

What do you like most about working for Ashton Gate?

There is lots to love about working at Ashton Gate Stadium. The pace and variety is great - I love watching all of our sports teams, but best of all is working across the Group with really talented and passionate people with common goals.

How do you define success?

Success for me is about continuous improvement and learning from mistakes. Enjoying the good times, working together and learning from the more difficult times. I also like to balance being a good CFO with being a good husband and dad.

What does leadership mean to you?

Leadership to me is about empowering your team and allowing them to develop, leading by example, and providing a positive, learning and happy environment to work in. 

What 2019 concert are you looking forward to most at Ashton Gate?

The Spice Girls and Jess Glynne - my ten year old daughter Siân is looking forward to that one.

How do you balance your career and family?

It is a difficult balance, especially with four children. Luckily I have a very supportive wife, Becky, and all of my family enjoy sport - Becky is a big Bristol Bears fan, my son Rhys loves Bristol City and my daughters love watching Bristol Flyers.

If you could switch your job with anyone else in the business who would it be?

There are lots of people at Bristol Sport that I would love to switch jobs with! I think maybe Marlon Pack - providing bite and leadership in midfield, and being able to pick a pass - that would be nice!

What advice do you have for prospective Ashton Gate candidates?

It really is a fantastic place to work. All of the staff are valued and play an important role in a great organisation. If you are passionate and hard-working its definitely the place for you!

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