The Dons Trust Board

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) runs the Trust and is elected by its 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.

Within this framework, the role of the DTB is to set and agree strategic direction and to scrutinise the performance of the FCB.

Dons Trust Corporate Structure

The DTB currently consists of nine elected members, including a Chair and Vice Chair, who are both responsible for representing the Trust at monthly Football Club Board meetings and for the day-to-day liaison between the two boards.

Elections to the board take place every year and results of previous elections are available here.

The board usually meets once a month and minutes of its 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 at the beginning of the year as a board. 

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

 


2019 board members

Rob CraneRob Crane (Vice Chair)
(rob.crane@thedonstrust.org)
Core responsibilities: Stadium oversight/consultation, FCB oversight, developing an inclusive communications strategy and reviewing the Constitution

Mark_DavisMark Davis (Chair)
(mark.davis@thedonstrust.org)
Core responsibilities: Chairing board meetings & Dons Trust general meetings, stadium oversight, FCB oversight and succession planning, Dons Trust volunteers

Colin DippleColin Dipple
(colin.dipple@thedonstrust.org)
Core responsibilities: Stadium (including working with Sustainable Merton for a greener Stadium) and succession planning

Roger Evans
Roger Evans
(roger.evans@thedonstrust.org)
Core responsibilities: Stadium oversight, reviewing long-term strategy, succession planning

Cormac Cormac van der Hoeven
(cormacvdh@thedonstrust.org)
Core responsibilities: Reviewing long-term strategy, liasion with Wimbledon Historians and arranging informal networking events with members

Anna KingsleyAnna Kingsley
(anna.kingsley@thedonstrust.org)
Core responsibilities: Reviewing long-term strategy, succession planning

Hannah KitcherHannah Kitcher
(hannah.kitcher@thedonstrust.org)
Core responsibilities: Improving the online dialogue with members, reviewing the Dons Trust website and the board’s IT

Ed LeekEd Leek
(edward.leek@thedonstrust.org)
Core responsibilities: Financial oversight

Jane Lonsdale photoJane Lonsdale
(jane.lonsdale@thedonstrust.org)
Core responsibilities: Oversight of Diversity & Inclusion and Junior Dons working groups, safeguarding

Luke MackenzieLuke Mackenzie
(luke.mackenzie@thedonstrust.org)
Core responsibilities: Stadium consultation and oversight of an annual survey of members and the wider fanbase


The board is supported by a Secretariat including:

David Growns, Dons Trust Secretary David Growns
(secretary@thedonstrust.org)
Secretary, and working with Hannah on the Trust’s IT

placeholder_imageMukesh Desai Treasurer

placeholder_imageRoger Edmonds-Brown Minutes

placeholder_imageAndrew Howell Minutes/legal support

placeholder_imageTerry Langford Minutes


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

Page last updated April 18, 2019