The Dons Trust Board (DTB) runs the Trust and is elected by the Trust’s members. The DTB and Football Club Board (FCB) 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 FCB.
The DTB consists of nine elected members (plus currently an additional co-opted member). The Chair and Vice Chair are both responsible for representing the Trust at monthly Football Club Board meetings and for 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.
Board members are listed below in alphabetical order. Each board member has a specific area of responsibility for 2019, 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 Trust Webjam or by emailing a particular member of the board using the email address alongside their name below.
2019 board members
Rob Crane (Vice Chair)
Core responsibilities: Stadium oversight/consultation, FCB oversight, developing an inclusive communications strategy and reviewing the Constitution
Mark Davis (Chair)
Core responsibilities: Chairing board meetings & Dons Trust general meetings, stadium oversight, FCB oversight and succession planning, Dons Trust volunteers
Core responsibilities: Stadium (including working with Sustainable Merton for a greener Stadium) and succession planning
Core responsibilities: Stadium oversight, reviewing long-term strategy, succession planning
Cormac van der Hoeven
Core responsibilities: Reviewing long-term strategy, liasion with Wimbledon Historians and arranging informal networking events with members
Core responsibilities: Reviewing long-term strategy, succession planning
Core responsibilities: Improving the online dialogue with members, reviewing the Dons Trust website and the board’s IT
Core responsibilities: Financial oversight
Core responsibilities: Oversight of Diversity & Inclusion and Junior Dons working groups, safeguarding
Core responsibilities: Stadium consultation and oversight of an annual survey of members and the wider fanbase
The board is supported by a Secretariat including:
Secretary, and working with Hannah on the Trust’s IT
Mukesh Desai Treasurer
Roger Edmonds-Brown Minutes
Terry Langford Minutes
The Dons Trust’s membership secretary is John Stembridge (firstname.lastname@example.org).