The Dons Trust logo2019 election candidates announced

With five places on the Dons Trust board up for grabs this year, we have received eight nominations for election. In random order, they are:

Edward Leek Dennis Lowndes Mark Davis Mark Sturges Tim Hillyer Graham Stacey Jane Lonsdale Anne Williams

Their mini-manifestos will be published in the Portsmouth matchday programme (on Saturday 19 October).

Their full manifestos will be sent to members. Voting won’t open until early November, so don’t worry about not receiving voting instructions at the same..

Portrait photo of Joe PalmerJoe Palmer takes over as Chief Executive Officer

The Dons Trust and AFC Wimbledon boards are delighted to announce the appointment of Joe Palmer, previously the club’s Chief Operating Officer, to the role of Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of Erik Samuelson earlier this month.

Commenting on the Dons Trust board’s appointment of Joe to this role, Dons Trust Chair Mark Davis said:

“When we recruited Joe as Chief Operating Officer just over a year ago, it was very much with a view to him succeeding Erik..

AFC Wimbledon badgeClub announcement: Erik Samuelson

The AFC Wimbledon and Dons Trust boards are today announcing that Erik Samuelson has decided to retire as AFC Wimbledon Chief Executive Officer.

Erik has been Chief Executive since April 2007, having previously served as Finance Director and a board member of the Dons Trust since the inception of the Trust and Club in 2002.

Erik took over as Chief Executive when the Club was playing in the Ryman Premiership, with Dave Anderson as first team manager. Erik’s twelve seasons..