Trevor Stroud (Chairman of WW Trust) email@example.com
Trevor has been a Wycombe Wanderers supporter for over 20 years, and Chairman of WWT since 2010. He was originally a board member with Wycombe Wanderers Founders Trust, before the formation of the current Trust.
Trevor’s area of specialism is Sales & Marketing, and has held a number of senior positions in both Blue Chip and smaller organisations. He is currently Director of Sales at Cranberry, a specialist producer of Nuts and Dried Fruit.
In terms of his Wycombe memories, there are many outstanding moments, including the visit to Villa Park in 2001, and Jermaine Easter’s goal against Chelsea in the Carling Cup Semi Final, but thinks that Dave Carroll’s goal in the 1994 play off final at Wembley, wins as his best Wycombe moment.
In terms of the Trust, he is determined to ensure that the links between the fans and the Club are as strong as possible, to the benefit of both sides, whilst ensuring that the best interests of WWFC are protected at all times.
David Cook (also a Board Director of WWFC) firstname.lastname@example.org
When the opportunity to serve on the Trust Board as a co-opted director in mid 2010 was offered, I was very happy to become involved in what I saw and still see as a crucial phase in WWFC’s future. My duties, to date, whilst not restricted to a single role, have, in the main, been in respect of Trust communications.
Now retired, I can reflect on 29 years of employment with a major international healthcare company where I gained considerable management experience and skills development in the areas of planning, negotiating and project management in an international procurement marketplace.
Alan Cecil email@example.com
I started supporting the Chairboys in 1993 and have rarely missed a home game since then. I also get to many away games each season. All our 3 sons have been involved with the club in both supporting and working roles.
I took early retirement after working for more than 40 years in banking where my emphasis was on customer service, office organisation, honesty and efficiency.
Soon after retiring I was working on the capital structure of the Club, using my banking knowledge to good effect as we sought to raise funds against the assets, which under the restructure in 2012, came into the ownership of Frank Adams Legacy Limited.
In recent times I have also found time for other voluntary work for the Club, including selling programmes and 50/50 tickets, repainting the main gates, the former Loakes Park gates and other parts of the stadium, cleaning seats and other ground maintenance jobs. I also am the chief editor of the Trust website and took on the WWT Facebook page and Twitter account in order to ensure that we communicate with members and fans in as many ways as possible.
I listen to many fans views both on match days and via social media. I aim to represent all fans and bring to the Trust Board balanced opinions and their views, plus a good understanding of financial matters and customer service, all based on experiences in life, work and as a WWFC loyal and passionate supporter.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the Caledonian Suite before any home game, where I am usually handing out the team-sheets.
John Derben (also Chairman of Frank Adams Legacy Limited email@example.com
Inevitably we became involved in OWWSA serving on their committee and today I am Chairman and Sandie runs the fundraising team. We are both life members of the Trust and I served on the Football Club Board for 2 years where my brief was Health & Safety. Today I sit on the Governance Group and represent the club on the Safety Advisory Group.
I also look after the Volunteer Working Group. I served as an Independent Councillor on Havant Council and become the Charter Mayor of the new Borough in 1974.
After I closed my business I ran the British Red Cross Branch in Hampshire with 50 staff and 5000 volunteers. During that time I opened 12 shops and expanded both the fundraising and First Aid and Work Programme. On retirement from the BRC my wife and I founded Club Hampshire, Dorset and Poole and when we finally retired after 10 years we left behind 70 clubs, 2000 older people and 450 volunteers.
I am a life time member of the Scout Movement holding many appointments, concluding as Chief Commissioner for England, with responsibility for Programme & Training across the Organisation.
I believe my life experience in business and the voluntary sector will enable me to make a difference on the Trust Board particularly in the areas of infrastructure and volunteering.
I was appointed OBE for services to Scouting and the Community in 1986.
Nigel Kingston firstname.lastname@example.org
I worked for Rank Hovis McDougall in Sales and Marketing for 18 years and then ran Dunlop Slazenger International Footwear business as MD.
I’m now fully retired and keen to apply my energy, drive and marketing skills in order to help the Trust move the Club forward in the future and bring in new supporters to our great Club.
David Roberton email@example.com
Having spent my working life in the Pharmaceutical and Nutrition industries, I now have time in retirement to give something back to my favourite pastime football, and in particular to Wycombe Wanderers.
It is a privilege to be on the Boards of both WWSET and WWT and I look forward to helping both organisations develop their future activities for the benefit of the Football Club and the community of High Wycombe .
At most home games you will find me working behind the “Ale festival” bar in the Vere Suite if you would like a chat.
David Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
David started supporting Wycombe Wanderers in 1999, prompted by his daughter’s growing interest in the game. While she went on first to be a mascot in the 2000/01 FA Cup run, and then to play for the WW Ladies team, he became a keen supporter of the Blues.
A trust member since May 2012 he is a passionate believer in the fan ownership model and his loyalty to the club is tested only when they play his boyhood team York City.
He is full of admiration for the time and commitment invested in the club over the years by the directors of both the Trust and the club itself, and feels honoured to have been invited to join the Trust board.
David is a partner in a City law firm and hopes that his 35 years of experience advising private and public companies will be of benefit to the Trust.
Tony Hector email@example.com
I began supporting Wycombe Wanderers in October 1969 having been persuaded to attend my first game by two school friends. A season ticket holder from around 1992, I have rarely missed a home game since and also get to attend many of the away games.
After working for HSBC Bank for over 42 years in various managerial positions, I retired in 2015.
I am keen to now devote my time and energy to not just helping the Trust safeguard the Club’s heritage, but to also help drive it forward under the Trust ownership model. I believe that my broad experience will help augment the skills of the existing Board members in achieving this aim.
Bob Massie firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Massie is a successful television executive and producer, who has been a Blues fan since 1992. His favourite all-time player is Dave ‘Jesus’ Carroll (current player: Paris) and his favourite ever game was the FA Cup thriller versus Wimbledon at Selhurst Park in 2001, which the Chairboys won 8-7 on pens.
Bob has been lucky enough to work with a galaxy of world-famous celebrities stars including David and Victoria Beckham, Diana Ross, The Spice Girls, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Catherine Zeta Jones, Tom Jones, Phil Collins, the BeeGees and Sir Elton John. But the real ‘stars’ in his life have always been the players of his beloved Wycombe Wanderers.
Peter Lerner email@example.com
I have lived in High Wycombe for over 20 years and I have supported Wycombe Wanderers since March 2003, when I brought my then seven-year old son to his first football match. On that day the football was not too good, but we were impressed by the attractive stadium, the wonderful setting and the family friendly atmosphere, and so we kept coming. I have always liked to get involved with my favourite activities, and I was a member of the Supporters Trust Board for a short period when it was first set up.
In 2018 I joined the Trust Board and became a Trust-nominated Trustee of WWSET in early 2019.
Outside of the football club, I run my own consultancy providing advice, training and management expertise to the public sector, specialising in local government, planning and development. I am an accredited coach and mentor, and an accredited mediator.
I have been a School Governor for many years and am currently Vice Chair of Governors at Lane End Primary School.
Lisa Bowker firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications, skills and experience relevant to Board membership:
Experience in fundraising with the Snowdon climb and the Skydive.
I have been a volunteer for over 7 years but a weekday volunteer for 6 years and now take responsibility for liaising with Gordon and John Derben and organise work and delegate other volunteers.
I have the ability to learn new skills very quickly.
I interact with the fan base through social media and in person promoting positivity and support for the team and Club.
I have the time to give as I work early hours every day
What I can bring to the running of the Trust:
I’ve now been a Wycombe Wanderers supporter for just over 10 years. For 8 of those years I’ve been a season ticket holder and a Trust member.
I go to all home and away games and get involved in most activities and functions connected with OWWSA and the Club. I’m a shirt sponsor, a member of the Share scheme and the 500 Club.
I’ve been a volunteer for around 7 years but became a regular weekday volunteer about 6 years ago and I am now a lead volunteer, liaising with Gordon and John Derben, organising and delegating work to other volunteers.
We carry out any necessary jobs at the football ground and training ground and if it fills me with immense pride when I look at the work that we have done that has saved the Club thousands of pounds over the years. I am very active on social media, promoting positivity and support for the Club and the team and help run a new Facebook group actively encouraging other fans to post their thoughts and ideas and helping to give the fans someone and somewhere to go to talk and feel welcome.
When I stood for election 2 years ago I regretted it because I felt I couldn’t offer anything but with Rob becoming 75% shareholder and the Trust board role now changing I feel I do now have something to offer. I’m active, energetic, enthusiastic and emotional but I feel these attributes can help me help the Trust deliver their 25% to the football club. We are at the beginning of a new and exciting future and I want to help the Club move into this next chapter of the Club’s history.
I will be totally committed now and in the future and I can offer ideas and necessary work hours to implement fundraising events that will be vital to the Trust’s commitment to the football club.
John Jewell email@example.com
Qualifications, skills and experience relevant to Board membership:
I have 15 years’ experience of healthcare marketing (from brand manager to UK Marketing Director) and 20 years running my own international Marketing training company, based in High Wycombe.
Now retired, I currently work 2 days a week as a volunteer driver for Chiltern and South Bucks Dial-a-Ride
What I can bring to the running of the Trust:
I have supported Wycombe Wanderers for around 20 years. I am a season ticket holder and a member of the 500 Club. I attend all Wycombe’s home games and the majority of away matches.
My biggest achievement is that I have persuaded my children (now very grown up!) to do the same, rather than support some distant Premiership club!
The upcoming changes to club ownership are an exciting development for Wycombe Wanderers, but the role of the Trust remains as important as ever.
For that reason, I am keen to get involved and use my creative marketing and business experience to try to help the club to greater success!