About the Author:
Denis Cassidy grew up in a working class district of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the 1930s and '40s. He watched his first match at St James' Park in 1943 and began work as an office junior in Newcastle in 1949. A varied career in business led to his appointment to the Board of British Home Stores in the 1970s, followed by his appointment as Managing Director in the 1980s. He went on to take Directorships at BAA, SEEBOARD, Compass Group, and Forever Broadcasting, as well as many Chairmanships, including Bhs, Boddingtons, Liberty, Ferguson International, and Newcastle United. Denis is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an author.