Dons Trust Election 2021Dons Trust Board election hustings

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Dons Trust Board election hustings will take place on Saturday 13 November 2021.

The hustings will be live streamed on the 9yrs YouTube channel, and will take on an exciting new format with two Question Time-style shows. Starting from 10:00 GMT, each session will run for approximately 90 minutes. The second session will kick off at midday.

Session 1 – KO 10:00 GMT:

Dennis Lowndes Mark Engelbretson Freddy Flaxman Kris Stewart Graeme..

Elections AheadDons Trust Board Election Nominees 2021

On behalf of the Dons Trust Election Steering Group, I can confirm that the following have been nominated for the election to fill five places on the Dons Trust Board:

Click on the name of the candidate to view their manifesto or download all the manifestos [887KB colour PDF]

Michele Little Adam Procter Dennis Lowndes Mark Engelbretson Kris Stewart Graeme Price Colin Shergold Graham Stacey Ben Ransome Niall Couper Freddy Flaxman James Macdonald

(This is in reverse to the order they..

James MacdonaldManifesto James Macdonald

Proposers: Dr Lee Willett and Danny Norris

As the Chief Operating Officer of a 6-school, £14 million turnover, Muli Academy Trust, I have the experience and skills necessary to play the role of a critical friend to give support and challenge to the club’s management to help the club run efficiently and sustainably. 

Over the last 18 months, three schools have joined our Trust I have led on many aspects of bringing these schools within the Trust. I have successfully..

Freddy FlaxmanManifesto Freddy Flaxman

Proposers: Alex Gyr and Brian Flaxman

I’m thrilled to again run for election to the Dons Trust Board. 

My pitch is simple: I would like to use my business experience to help AFC Wimbledon strengthen its financial position and remain supporter-owned.

My entire career has been focused on leading sports and media companies into the next chapter of their history while remaining steadfastly true the core of what made them great.  I did this as a consultant at McKinsey &..

Niall CouperManifesto Niall Couper

Proposers: Kevin Rye and Lou Carton-Kelly

I am a current member of the Dons Trust Board, and I am asking you to re-elect me.

My mantra is simple: I want every Wimbledon fan to be able to put on our club shirt proud in everything it stands for, safe in the knowledge that the club will always be there for you and owned by you.

I am unequivocally in favour of the club remaining fan owned. We only have to..

Ben RansomeManifesto Ben Ransome

Proposers: Carl Ransome and Tom Case

It would be a great privilege to serve on the Wimbledon trust board as a member, following the Dons triumphant return to Plough Lane. To be a very small part of this great club’s history would truly be an honour. 

I believe I have the ability to contribute towards the future of this club and its fans, and I am a strong advocate for fan ownership of our beloved club. I am a..

Graham StaceyManifesto Graham Stacey

Proposers: Gary Jordan and Kris Stewart

Vote Stacey!

I’ve decided to stand for another term on the Dons Trust Board because I don’t think my job is done, yet. 

Over the last two years I have always been a voice for fan engagement, transparency, fan ownership and fairness.

My time on the DTB didn’t get off to the smoothest start, you might say. I was actually sworn in on the night in 2019 when we were told, completely out of..

Graeme PriceManifesto Graeme Price

Proposers: Damian Woodward and Marc Jones

Why I wish to join the Dons Trust board

Going home to Plough Lane was an immense achievement that we should all rightly bask in the warm glow of. There is however so much more to be done to keep our unique club moving forward. 

You won’t find me shouting the odds on social media, as I prefer to be a doer, previously having striven to help in the background with several of the..

Colin ShergoldManifesto Colin Shergold

Proposers: John Ivers and Colin Dipple

One of the main reasons that I am standing in this election relates to the issue of fan ownership. Unlike many of you, whilst I am in favour of us remaining fan owned for the foreseeable future, I am not what I would describe as ‘evangelical’ about fan ownership. I am absolutely amazed at the success we have achieved as a fan owned club. To have reached League 1 and have built a..

Kris StewartManifesto Kris Stewart

Proposers:  Graham Stacey and Stephen Buck

About me: A Dons fan since 1986, I was chair of the Wimbledon Independent Supporters Association 2001-2002, founding Chairman of AFC Wimbledon in 2002 and have been on the Dons Trust board twice, most recently standing down in 2015. 

If I’m elected:

I’ll always argue – and vote – to ensure we remain in control of our club. And I’ll always tell you how I’ve argued and how I’ve voted. I will push..