The new-look Dons Trust Board have wasted no time in appointing its Chairs and Vice Chair for the year ahead.Keen to get to work, board members discussed the Co-Chairs format and potential candidates in the run-up to a meeting today (Tuesday December 21), at which Xavier Wiggins and Kris Stewart were unanimously elected Co-Chairs and Michele Little Vice Chair.
Xavier said: “I am delighted to be continuing in the Co-Chair position following a roller-coaster first year in which much good work has been done, but with plenty more still to do. It was the feeling of the board that the Co-Chairs format plays to our strengths – meaning we are able to share chairing of board and member meetings, public speaking and other elements of the role according to best fit – and I look forward to working closely with Kris and Michele over the next 12 months.”
Kris added: “I’m glad we have been able to confirm the Chair and Vice Chair positions as early as possible – now the hard work can begin, and there really is a lot to be done. It has been a few years since I last served members on the board, I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting stuck in.”
Vice Chair Michele added: “It is an honour to take on the role of Vice Chair and it’s a challenge I am looking forward to immensely. As DT Treasurer, I’ve been sitting in on DTB meetings for some time now and feel this is a strong board pulling in the same direction and hopefully on the cusp of good things. Let the hard work start here…” And the Board have already pencilled in another meeting for this week, at which they will agree priorities and responsibilities for the year ahead – watch this space for updates. In the meantime, you can contact Dons Trust Board members directly via email using the firstname.lastname@example.org format. When emailing the Chairs please send to both their individual accounts or to the email@example.com address, which will automatically be forwarded onto both the new Co-Chairs. You will also be able to find out more about the new-look board at the next Meet The DTB session, hosted by Luke Mackenzie and Graham Stacey from 7.30pm on December 30. More details can be found at Meet the DTB with Graham and Luke – Thursday 30 December | The Dons Trust
The Dons Trust Board would also like to take this opportunity to wish all Dons Trust members a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.We thank you for your continued support in what has been another challenging year and we look forward to seeing you at The Cherry Red Records Stadium, Plough Lane soon.