Board meeting report 13/12/23

The latest Dons Trust board meeting was at Plough Lane on Wednesday evening, 8 November. James Macdonald & Anuk Teasdale dialled in, and Graeme Price gave apologies in advance due to previous committments. New board member Hannah Kitcher was present as an observer.

Election Steering Group (ESG) report

  1. ESG feedback regarding elections received with further comment at AGM

Board theme groups update


  • Anuk has taken over the role of chair from Kevin Rye
  • The process of agreeing how to collect ED&I data across the club and DT is underway
  • Club D&I group are now meeting
  • WOWSA have had a planning meeting held re Women on Boards event in March – Mark from the DTB was present


  • Pull up banners now at the ground on matchdays – currently West Stand concourse & hospitality area
  • A discussion was had on next steps for growing member numbers with plans to create leaflets for non-members at games
  • Website updates were discussed
  • AGM prep discussed

Culture, Mission and Oversight

  • A paper from the Finance Committee on debt repayment and equity was discussed and also a proposal from Graeme on how unbudgeted extra income should be used for debt repayment
  • Annual review of DT and Club KPIs discussed


  • Kev presented his report on the Debt survey and agreed to present brief summary at AGM
  • Two papers on Boardroom policy and Matchday tickets policy were discussed