MEET OUR TRUSTEES
As a registered Charity with the Charities Commission, we are governed in accordance with charitable law.
We have an appointed Board of Trustees who have ultimate responsibility for governing the Charity and have the following duties:
Ensure AFC Fylde Community Foundation is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
Comply with AFC Fylde Community Foundation’s governing document and the law
Act, at all times, in AFC Fylde Community Foundation’s best interests
Manage AFC Fylde Community Foundation’s resources responsibly
Act with reasonable care and skill
Ensure AFC Fylde Community Foundation is held accountable (to include accounting and reporting requirements)
We are delighted to introduce to our board of trustees below.
With a wide ranging background of Corporate, Academic and SME experience, Lesley is a fully qualified Business and Leadership Coach operating as a strategic partner for many high growth Lancashire businesses.
Passionate about helping others, she has become the Founder of a new global tech company, making career coaching more accessible for all.
Proud to be a trustee, this role enables her to use her extensive knowledge and commercial drive to support the team at the Foundation with their ambition to increase the positive impact they have on the people within the local community.
Born in Penwortham, Preston in 1956. I spent my formative years on the family farm near Wrea Green, attending the local school and later Carr Hill School in Kirkham.
In 1982 I took over the family retail dairy business which meant 3 a.m. starts six days a week which I sold in 1989, luckily when milk doorstep delivery businesses were still at a premium.
My next venture was a franchise and the forerunner to my current business which has developed into a leading supplier and installer of Window Films, Architectural Wrapping Films, Graphics and Signage.
I currently live in Lea Town with my second wife Sylvia and have two sons from my first marriage to Cath, a daughter and one grandson.
Mick is the owner of Threlfall Transport Ltd based in Freckleton and has lived in Fylde all his life, his knowledge of the local area and experience in business places him in an ideal position as a Trustee for the Foundation. He has a strong affiliation with AFC Fylde dating back to when the club was called Kirkham and Wesham FC and he remains connected with the club through business and his personal relationship with the AFC Fylde owner and Chairman.
Dave is currently the Chair of the Spring North Consortium and holds non exec roles as Vice Chair of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF), and Governor of Queen Elizabeth’s GS, Blackburn. He is a member of the QAVS Publicity Panel and served as Vice Chair of the Active Lancs Partnership, 2011-2020.
Before retiring, Dave was the inaugural CEO of the EFL Trust, (2007-2011), CEO of Burnley FC,(2003-2007), Director of the Lancashire Cricket Board and Cricket Secretary of Lancs CCC,(1996-2001), and a freelance sports journalist with BBC TV, Radio 5, Granada TV, BBC Radio Lancashire & The Daily Telegraph. He also spent 23 years as a Physical Education teacher from 1973-1996.
Chris joined The FA’s Physical Education Team in 2013 and across the North West provides PE Teacher Training in Universities and Schools, supports the Premier League’s Primary Stars programme delivered by Professional Football Clubs and delivers CPD for the PE & School Sport network. Chris is a UEFA A licence football coach, qualified teacher and is currently completing his doctorate in Physical Education. Chris lives in the Lake District and enjoys walking the mountain ranges, kayaking on the Lakes and running on the fells. He also volunteers some time to being a Governor at his local village primary school.
Although born in Cumbria I’ve lived in Lancashire since 1983, including a number of years in both Kirkham & Wesham. Both my children attended The Willows school in Kirkham and my twin grandsons will start there in September.
My whole working life was spent as a high school teacher in 4 different schools. I was Deputy Head at Our Lady’s in Preston for 19 years until I retired in 2018. My main subject was English and I still love to read in my spare time.
I currently live in Lea Town with my wife Jacqueline who taught for many years at The Willows in Kirkham