New commercial director for troubled Union

John Glasby, new Commercial Services Director at the Students’ Union

A NEW Commercial Services Director has been appointed by Aberystwyth University Students’ Union.

John Glasby, who has been Head of Food & Beverage and Retail Divisions for Bluestone Resorts Ltd. since 2009, started in the role on Monday 22nd October.

Glasby is an economics graduate from Essex University, and Union President Ben Meakin said he “brings with him years of experience in strategic and commercial planning which he will be putting to good use in leading the commercial arm of the Students’ Union in a new and exciting direction.

“Keep your eyes peeled over the next 12 months as John starts to explore new ideas to make your Union the place to be on campus.”

Glasby said he was “delighted” to be joining at a “pivotal” time in the history of the Union. “I look forward to helping shape the future student experience and ensuring (student) facilities are amongst the best on offer in the UK.”

Glasby replaces Steve Pickup, who served as Commercial Services Manager for 13 years before leaving over summer. Pickup now works for the University’s Events Office.