Our elected board

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) runs the Trust and is elected by the Trust’s members. The DTB and PLC work closely to give the Trust and the club unified, strategic leadership and direction.

There is a clear line of accountability running from the football club’s directors, through the club’s CEO, and up to the fully elected DTB which is, in turn, accountable to the membership as a whole. Discover more about our corporate structure.

The role of the DTB is to set and agree the club’s strategic direction and to scrutinise the performance of the football club’s senior management team and leadership.

The DTB consists of nine elected members (plus currently an additional co-opted member). The Chair (or Co-Chairs) and Vice-Chair are both responsible for representing the Trust in the day-to-day liaison between the two boards.

The board usually meets once a month and minutes of board meetings are published, along with regular summaries of their discussions.

The Dons Trust Board is supported by a number of working groups, outlined below. We rely on the support of our fans. Get in touch via volunteerofficer@afcwimbledon.ltd.uk if you would like to find out about how you could get involved.

Dons Trust Board Structure

Board members are listed below. Each board member has a specific area of responsibility for 2022, which focus specifically on the priorities we agreed as a board at the beginning of the year.

You can meet board members on matchdays at the Dons Trust kiosk, or at one of the general meetings held throughout the year. You can also pose direct questions to the board via The Dons Trust proboards forum or by emailing a particular member of the board using the email address alongside their name below.


2021/22 board members

Kris Stewart

Kris Stewart (Chair)
(kris.stewart@thedonstrust.org or chair@thedonstrust.org)

Elected: December 2021 (for 2 years)

Responsibilities: 

Lead:

· DTb Chair

· DTb Liaison with AFCW Interim Chair (with Xavier)

· Chairing of DTB and DT meetings

Projects:

· Electoral tbc

Part of:

· DT D&I group (with Hannah and Niall)

Michele Little

Michele Little (Vice-Chair and Treasurer)

(michele.little@thedonstrust.org or treasurer@thedonstrust.org)

Elected: December 2021 (for 2 years)

Responsibilities: 

Lead:

· Dons Trust board Vice Chair

· Dons Trust Treasurer

· Dons Trust board Finance Committee representative

· Dons Trust board Education representative

Projects:

· Plough Lane Bond

Part of:

· DT membership group (with Hannah)

· AFCW PLC

 

Niall Couper

Niall Couper 

(niall.couper@thedonstrust.org)

Elected: December 2021 (for 2 years)

Responsibilities: 

Lead:

· DTb liaison with WiSH

· DTb liaison with the FSA

· DTb liaison with AFCW comms team

· DTb liaison with One Club comms team

·Projects:

· Ethics (Fair Game CEO)

Part of:

· DT comms group (with Hannah, Charlie, Graham)

· DT environment and sustainability group

Freddy Flaxman

Freddy Flaxman

(freddy.flaxman@thedonstrust.org)

Elected: December 2021 (for 2 years)

Responsibilities:

Lead:

· Big new business ideas working group

Projects:

· Equity: Find equity buyers – continuing ongoing work and sourcing from within own network.

· Commercial: Bringing in additional sponsors.

· Strategy: Partnering with the business team, including by expanding AFC Wimbledon’s presence globally.

Part of:

· PLC Board of Directors

· Support team for club commercial group and finance committee

Hannah KitcherHannah Kitcher
(hannah.kitcher@thedonstrust.org)

Elected: December 2020 (for 2 years)

Responsibilities:

Lead:

· DTb rep on the AFCW Women’s board

· DTb rep for Junior Dons

Projects:

· Scoping the possibility of a youth rep to be co-opted to the DTb

Part of:

· DT comms group (with Niall, Charlie, Graham)

· DT membership group (with Michele)

· DT D&I group (with Kris)

· DTb social media team (Twitter, Insta, ProBoards, DTOS) with Graham

Luke MackenzieLuke Mackenzie
(luke.mackenzie@thedonstrust.org)

Elected: December 2020 (for 2 years)

Responsibilities:

Lead:

· DTb rep on AFCW honours Committee

Matchday Volunteer Liaison

Projects:

· The creation of a Memorial Garden at The Cherry Red Records stadium

Part of:

tbc

Graham Stacey

Graham Stacey
(graham.stacey@thedonstrust.org)

Elected: December 2021 (for 2 years)

Responsibilities:

Lead:

· DTb Comms group

· AFCW Social Media policy working group

Projects:

· Meet The DTB and spin-offs (Meet The CEO, Meet The Manager, Meet The Academy etc)

· Increasing two-way fan engagement

· Making the Dons Trust more relevant to newer fans

Part of:

· DTb social media team (Twitter, Insta, ProBoards, DTOS) with Hannah

Charlie Talbot

Charlie Talbot

(charlie.talbot@thedonstrust.org)

Elected: December 2020 (for 2 years)

Responsibilities:

Lead: Plough Lane Bond

Part of:

· DTb Comms group (with Hannah, Niall, Graham)

· Football Panel (observer)

· AFCW PLC

Projects:

tbc

Graeme Price

(graeme.price@thedonstrust.org)

Elected: Appointed to fill a casual vacancy: April 2022 (until December 2022)

Responsibilties:

Lead: TBC

Part of: Finance Working Group

Projects:

TBC

Anne-Marie Godfrey

(annemarie.godfrey@thedonstrust.org)

Elected: Co-Opted April 2022 (until December 2022)

Responsibilities:

Lead: Dons 4 Diversity/Diversity & Inclusion Working Group

Part of:

TBC

Projects:

TBC


The board is supported by a Secretariat including:

Martin Newton

Martin Newton
(secretary@thedonstrust.org)
Secretary

Conor Daly

Conor Daly Minutes

placeholder_imageRoger Edmonds-Brown Minutes


The Dons Trust’s membership secretary is John Stembridge (membership@thedonstrust.org).