December’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular board meeting on 11 December as a conference call due to poor weather conditions and transport issues preventing the board from meeting in person. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed. 

The meeting was attended by DTB members Matthew Breach, Mark Davis, Tim Hillyer, Colin Dipple, Jane Lonsdale, Nigel Higgs, Sean McLaughlin, David Growns; DTB member elect Cormac van der Hoeven and DT Secretariat members..

November’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 9thNovember 2017. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

The meeting was attended by DTB members Matthew Breach, Mark Davis, Tim Hillyer, Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Jane Lonsdale, Nigel Higgs, David Growns, Charles Williams and Sean McLaughlin, supported by DT Secretariat members Tom Brown and Hannah Kitcher.  The board were joined by club chief executive Erik Samuelson, newly elected..

October’s (additional) Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held an additional meeting this month to cover matters not covered in the previous regular monthly meeting. The meeting was held on Monday 30th October at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarizes the main points discussed.

The meeting was attended by DTB members Matthew Breach, Mark Davis, Tim Hillyer, Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Jane Lonsdale, Nigel Higgs and Sean McLaughlin; DT Secretariat members Tom..

October’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 12 October 2017. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points that were discussed. 

The meeting was attended by DTB members Matthew Breach, Mark Davis, Roger Evans, Colin Dipple, Tim Hillyer, Sean McLaughlin, Nigel Higgs, Charles Williams; DT Secretariat members Tom Brown and Andrew Howell; and FCB members/consultants Erik Samuelson, David Charles, Andrew Williams and Dan Norris..

September’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 14 September 2017.  Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points that were discussed.

The meeting opened with apologies received from Nigel Higgs and David Growns from the DTB.  Erik Samuelson sent apologies from the Football Club Board (FCB) but was represented by both Mick Buckley and Ivor Heller.  Charles Williams (potential co-optee to the Board) was..

August’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday, August 10. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summaries the main points that were discussed.

This meeting started with apologies for absence from Nigel Higgs and Erik Samuelson.  Matt Breach  (the DTB Chair) opened the meeting noting that the draft minutes from July’s Board meetings had only been circulated earlier this week, so that DTB members had not had..

July’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday, July 13. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, Hannah Kitcher summarises the main points that were discussed.

The DTB were joined by club chief executive Erik Samuelson, who gave an update on the tendering process for the build of the new stadium and the rationale behind the FCB’s recommendation of preferred tenderer. The selection was ratified by the DTB subject to..

June’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Monday, June 12. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points that were discussed.

The meeting started with apologies for absence during which it was noted that, due to time pressures, Matt Spriegel had stepped down from the board. The board thanked Matt for his commitment since being co-opted, before discussing without definite conclusion their next steps, as engaging with younger..

May’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points that were raised.

The majority of the meeting was taken up with stadium-related matters, with club chief executive Erik Samuelson and our stadium project manager Andrew Williams joining to give the Trust board an update and take questions.

Erik and Andrew started by running through a report that had been submitted to..

April’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Monday, April 10. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points that were discussed.

As is usual, the start of the meeting was joined by club chief executive Erik Samuelson, who gave an update on the tendering process (outlined by him in a recent programme article) and financing of the new stadium. The DTB discussed with Erik the..