The new Dons Trust board met for the first time on Wednesday 9 January for a specially convened meeting to discuss their priorities and objectives for the year. These discussions are ongoing but will be finalised at their regular meeting later this month.
In addition, the board elected its chair and vice-chair for the year ahead:
- Chair: Mark Davis
- Vice chair: Rob Crane
The board also appointed David Growns as secretary after he responded to an appeal for help. David will also act as the trust’s data protection officer. Mark Davis said: “We would like to thank David for stepping forward and again express our thanks to outgoing secretary Tom Brown, who’s had to step down for work reasons.”
The board is intending to co-opt someone with financial expertise to fill an identified gap in the board’s skillset. Keep an eye on this website over coming weeks for more details.
In addition, the board will be appointing a treasurer to help manage the trust’s own finances, although this will either be combined with the co-opted role or be a non-board-level role. Again, keep an eye on this website over coming weeks for news.
Finally, the board expressed its thanks to outgoing board members Matt Breach, Nigel Higgs, Tim Hillyer and Sean McLaughlin – thank you all for giving up your time to help both the trust and the club.