Representing your views since 2003

Board Members

After November 2021 Election

The Fulham Supporters’ Trust is run on a voluntary basis by a board of Fulham supporters elected from its membership. The current board is drawn from a large number of industries and disciplines including business, politics, media, marketing, property, finance and the charitable sector. The broader Trust membership contains an even more diverse set of skills.

Any member of the FST is welcome to stand to become a board member when annual elections take place; the most recent election was in November 2021. At each of these elections one third of board places is made available. The current board is as follows:

Elected Board Members

Ian ClarkeSimon Duke
Jerry CopeTom Greatrex
Sue CouchSarah Keig
Dan CrawfordGavin Megaw
Hayley DavinsonFarrell Monk
Tamara DragadzeOwen Smith

Co-opted Board Members

The board is able to co-opt up to an additional five members for a one year term to support its work as necessary. We ask that co-opted board members seek election at the first available opportunity after co-option.

There are currently no co-opted board members.

Organisation

The board has five formal roles which are agreed periodically at board meetings and re-appointed after elections.

Additionally, members of the board have areas of responsibility for which they take the lead in Trust activity. These were most recently agreed at the January 2021 board meeting and will be updated from time to time as necessary.

Initial terms of office (one, two and three election cycles) were decided at the Ocotber 2019 board meeting by the drawing of lots. From 2020 onwards an election of one third of the board positions will take place each year in line with the elections policy.

Board Member Biographies

Tom Greatrex (Chair)

I think the voice of Fulham fans is very important, both in good times and bad. As a fanbase, we have had to communicate, persuade and sometimes campaign for the best interests of our Club, and maintaining Fulham in Fulham, back at Craven Cottage

Elected until
AGM 2023

Day job
Chief Executive of the UK’s civil nuclear industry trade body.

Joined Trust Board when?
Back in 2002, I was one of the initial group that formed Back to the Cottage  – and when it was formed as a Trust in 2003, I was the first Chair. After moving to Scotland in 2004, I stood down – but got back involved again and became Chair for a second time in 2016.

Why are you on the Trust board?
To help ensure that there is an effective, representative voice for Fulham fans – as relevant in the good times as the bad.

Why Fulham?
First got dragged along as a young child by my dad, as he had been by his – so never really had a choice.

What’s most important to you about Fulham?
The character of the Club, that is so tied up with our ground. Craven Cottage is an integral part of why our Club is not only special to us, but also fans of of many other clubs. We should always be vigilant about protecting and safeguarding our home.

First match
The first game I remember actually watching properly (rather than running up and down the mostly empty terrace for a few years previously) was a 0-0 v Carlisle in 1984.

Favourite ever player
Steve Finnan – underrated, consistently good, dependable but integral part of our rise back to the top level.

If I was a Fulham player I’d be
Living the dream.

On match days you can find me …
In different parts of the ground match by match – but most often somewhere in the Johnny Haynes stand. Jolly Gardeners in Putney pre-match at the weekend, and The Old Suffolk Punch on FPR midweek.

Best ever Fulham moment
Going back to the Cottage, never imagined I’d be emotional about a pre-season friendly v Watford…

Worst ever Fulham moment
Being tipped off that the then owner was manoeuvring to abandon Craven Cottage for a soulless stadium in White City while publicly saying something very different

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Ian Clarke (Vice Chair)

When the Trust was first established the future of the club at Craven Cottage was endangered. Fortunately, we’re now living in better times, but we should always be vigilant; that’s why I’ve remained a member of the Trust since its inception. Now that we’re back in the world of big TV deals and sponsorships we need to make sure the supporters aren’t forgotten.

Elected until
AGM 2024

Areas of responsibility
Ticketing
Web site
IAG representative

Day job
Business consultant, helping companies fix problems with their operations.

Skills
My day job is all about understanding how businesses work, asking difficult questions when necessary.  I’d love to use my experience to help Fulham adopt a ‘supporter first’ attitude.

Joined Trust Board when?
I was part of the initial board of the Trust when it was formed in 2003 out of the BTTC movement.  The moment Craven Cottage was under threat I wanted to be a part of the campaign to save it.  I have remained a member ever since but was re-elected to the board in August 2018.

Why Fulham?
The Trust has made huge strides over the last decade and currently has a constructive relationship with the Club. I want to help strengthen that relationship to ensure that when decisions are made Craven Cottage and Fulham supporters come first.

Why are you a Fulham fan?
At my primary school you were either black and white or blue.  I always had good taste so chose correctly and never looked back.  Once I’d been to the Cottage, like most people, I fell in love with it and I couldn’t be dragged away, even though the football was often terrible.  It didn’t take long before I had a season ticket and was a regular on the supporters’ coach (more often than not it was just one coach).

What’s most important to you about Fulham?
Craven Cottage and Fulham are synonymous.  One without the other is unthinkable and there is no finer place to be than at the Cottage under the floodlights.  There’s also something extra special about Fulham supporters.  We may not be the most numerous or always the loudest, although we definitely have our moments, but I’m proud to be a Fulham fan.

First match
My Dad first took me in the late 1970s but unlike many fans I don’t really have a clear memory of my first match.  The earliest I can remember is a 1980 defeat to Cambridge in the run-up to relegation.  I doubt I realised how painful the next 15 years would become.

Favourite ever player
My hero was Gordon Davies and I don’t think he will ever be replaced as my favourite player.  In recent years Brede Hangeland was an absolutely perfect fit for Fulham.  The way he conducted himself on and off the pitch was exemplary.

If I was a Fulham player I’d be
Terry Angus.  A wholehearted centre back with tons of enthusiam although perhaps not always the most skillful – a description that best sums up my very limited Sunday league career.  I always loved the way Terry played with a smile on his face.

On match days you can find me …
… in the Crabtree before and after home matches where my season ticket is in the back row of H4.  I travel to all the away matches too, usually by train.

Best ever Fulham moment
Of course Wembley was brilliant, but if I could wind back and relive just one Fulham moment in time it’s the pandemonium as Clint Dempsey’s chip hits the back of the Hammersmith End net to beat Juventus.  I thought Craven Cottage could never be that loud, although Zoltan Gera versus Hamburg and Denis Odoi against Derby came pretty close.

Worst ever Fulham moment
There have just been too many of them.  As a youngster it was every time I heard that the club and the ground were in danger of disappearing; I was inconsolable.  The thought of Fulham Park Rangers still makes me shudder.  On the pitch Swansea away in 1994 to confirm relegation to the bottom tier stands out for all the wrong reasons.

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Sue Couch (Member Liaison)

Sue Couch

Supporters need a voice, particularly perhaps in the Premier League where the concerns of ordinary fans risk being lost in the machine of corporate sponsorship. I feel the Trust should represent the generations who have supported Fulham through thick and thin, and who still spend their wages and time demonstrating this commitment.

Elected until
AGM 2024

Areas of responsibility
Membership
IAG representative

Day job
Amongst other things I manage a subscriptions database of thousands, which gives me a little practice for when the FST membership grows that big.

Joined Trust Board when?
In November 2018. I have supported Fulham since 87/88, and I was almost immediately co-opted onto the Supporters Club committee as Press Officer after David Lloyd stepped down to concentrate on TOOFIF, and I was closely involved in the Fulham 2000 and Back to the Cottage campaigns. I am the only female on the board, and would love to feel I can represent the other women and girls who support Fulham as well. There are plenty of us, so please make your voices heard and contact me via the Trust. There’s room on the Board for at least one more of us too.

Why Fulham?
I am a Fulham fan because of having the pure good fortune of moving nearby with a football crazy six year old whose dad was a lifelong Fulham supporter. My dad was West Ham and I hadn’t really thought about football for years, but suddenly I got Fulham and Fulham got me. From the start I loved the humour of the (then) terraces and the generosity that our fans showed one another. I always felt safe, on my own or with my boy. Fulham seemed to attract the funnier, more self-deprecating, more thoughtful SW London fans and I’ve always seen that as strength rather than weakness. And we have enormous resilience – just don’t mistake our good nature for a lack of passion.

What’s most important to you about Fulham?
Memories, I think, and heritage and history. The memories of fans who have been supporting through all the ups and downs, taking care of our heritage for the future generations, and our memories of those who are no longer with us. These are integrally tied to Craven Cottage – Fulham should always play here in this ground on the banks of the Thames and our battles to preserve the Cottage have all been worthwhile. The FST is here because of those battles fought by fans, from fledgling spontaneous groups handing out leaflets in Fulham and Shepherds Bush, to the more organised committee-led FULHAM 2000 and BTTC. We owe everyone involved in those earlier campaigns a huge debt of thanks.

On match days you can find me …
I have a season ticket in H7. You can contact me via the Trust email address.

Best ever Fulham moment
Watching the players walk out at Old Trafford when we reached the Premier League under Jean Tigana – I cried. Seeing that giant Fulham flag on the pitch at Hamburg, before the game. I’ll be perfectly honest and say the result didn’t hurt me at all. The pinnacle was being there. And of course, Wembley last year.

Worst ever Fulham moment
Leaving the Cottage for Loftus Road and fearing that we’d never return.

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Dan Crawford

We have made significant progress in representing the fans’ views to the Club and building a better relationship between the fans and the Club. I am proud of our work in establishing a regular meeting between both parties and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding.

Elected until
AGM 2023

Area of responsibility
Communications

Day job
Journalist/Media consultant, Local councillor for the Labour Party

Skills
Communicator, wordsmith, negotiator (allegedly)

Joined Trust Board when?
Joined the Board for the first time in 2009 and have returned since after a couple of spells away.

Why are you on the Trust board?
I was involved with the Back to the Cottage campaign and remained a member when we formed a Trust. I have become passionate about supporter involvement in football clubs and want to do my bit to further the interests of Fulham fans.

Why Fulham?
I was taken to watch my first Fulham game by my neighbours when I was very young. Even though the football wasn’t great, I was immediately hooked. Everything about the experience was incredible – and I begged my Dad to take me to the next game as soon as I got home.

What’s most important to you about Fulham?
Craven Cottage.

First match
I can’t remember which game was my first, but it would have been in the very early nineties. I remember an enthralling comeback from 3-0 down at home against Hull City in 1993 – and being convinced that we would get promoted as a result, but that proved to as wide of the mark as most of my Fulham predictions ever since!

Favourite ever player
Nick Cusack – classy on the ball and incredibly versatile. A mainstay of one of my favourite Fulham sides – the team promoted under Micky Adams from Division Three.

If I was a Fulham player I’d be
I have no footballing ability whatsoever as my friends will tell you. The most unkind of them would suggest I’d be a Mark Fotheringham type in central midfield, whilst I’d outrageously claim to be more like Chris Baird.

On match days you can find me …
My pre-match routine usually takes me to the Chancellors, where I’m happy chatting about Fulham, the Trust and most topics in one of the few remaining traditional Fulham pubs.

Best ever Fulham moment
Probably the Europa League semi-final against Hamburg and, specifically, the superb goal by Simon Davies that gave us all hope. Wembley runs it exceptionally close though.

Worst ever Fulham moment
Any of the times it looked like we’d be losing Craven Cottage – because the ground means so much to me. Exile at Loftus Road really hurt, especially as at times returning home seemed such a forlorn hope.

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Simon Duke (Secretary)

Fulham is in my DNA and I want to make sure that the family values established over time continue for generations to come. FST is the voice of the fans.

Still believe.

Elected until
AGM 2022

Day job
Recently retired after 42 years working for HSBC

Joined Trust Board when?
Elected July 2020

Why are you on the Trust board?
Having been a supporter for almost 60 years and recently retired I now have the time to give something back.

Why Fulham?
Its in my family DNA. We come from Putney originally and you are either Fulham or Chelsea. My immediate side of the family are all Fulham.

What’s most important to you about Fulham?
The club has played a huge part in my life and it is important to me that the values established over time and family oriented nature continue for generations to come.

First match
I cannot remember whom we played in my first game it was so long ago, but my Grandfather bought me a season ticket in the Stevenage Road (as was then) stand in 1962. I can still remember we were in Stand G, Row E seats 5 & 6.

Favourite ever player
There have been a many over the years (Haynes, Mullery, Moore, Saha, Mitrovic to name a few) but I will go for my first real hero, John Mitchell, whose 2 semi-final goals took us to our first Wembley appearance in 1975.

If I was a Fulham player I’d be
Danny Murphy – committed, organised and a true leader. What might be lacking in pace is made up for in vision and speed of thought.

On match days you can find me …
No set routine other than to come by train. I tend to either come straight to the ground and meet up with friends there or maybe meet up with someone in Fulham or Putney en route. My seat was in the Riverside Stand (W) but for now I am located in the Putney End (P3).

Best ever Fulham moment
I have only considered here games I attended. There have been a few, Carlisle away in 1975 when we got battered and came away with a 1-0 win, great train journey through the Lake District. Wembley 75, Basel away, Wolfsburg away, Juventus and Hamburg at home. I will however have to go for the 2018 play off final. It was a great day out and came at the end of the season in which my father passed away. I always attended games with him where possible. In his later years I used to make sure he could get to the cottage for every game and where the club were tremendous in making sure physically challenged supporters could still get to see matches. I’m sure he was watching and had some influence that day.

Worst ever Fulham moment
All relegations.

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Jerry Cope (Treasurer, Membership Secretary)

It is critical to the future of football, a game I love, that Clubs and fans get closer together – I would love to help that a tiny bit.

Elected until
AGM 2023

Day job
I do a portfolio of quite a few things, maybe the main one is Chair of London South Bank University.

Skills
Negotiating, finance, analysis, sorting out problems.

Joined Trust Board when?
Co-opted December 2018.

Why are you on the Trust board?
To help bring the Club closer to its fans.

Why Fulham?
Grandfather’s influence.

What’s most important to you about Fulham?
The Cottage

First match
Sheffield United 21 Jan 1961 (lost 6-1!)

Favourite ever player
Simon Morgan because he pushed his limited talent as far as it could go, and went to visit my best football friend when he was dying.

If I was a Fulham player I’d be
Simon Morgan …because I have no football talent either.

On match days you can find me …
Picking my son up at Clapham Junction, perhaps stopping at the White Horse, before sitting in JH Stand.

Best ever Fulham moment
Beating Juventus in that evening game, closely followed by Denis’ headed goal.

Worst ever Fulham moment
That away game at Torquay.

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Hayley Davinson

Elected until
AGM 2023

Areas of responsibility
Web site
Inclusion and diversity

Day job
Marketing for a brand agency.

Skills
Marketing, events, anything that involves chatting.

Joined Trust Board when?
Co-opted in 2019 and then elected in September 2019.

Why are you on the Trust board?
Wanted to get a bigger female voice and help the FST in all the constructive work they do, particularly to improve things for all fans.

Why Fulham?
I asked my Dad why he took my brother and not me when I was 7, 1 game was all it took!

What’s most important to you about Fulham?
Craven Cottage & doing things the Fulhamish way

First match
Believe it was v Plymouth, it was a rare win in 1994 in a season that of course ended in relegation.

Favourite ever player
Has to be Geoff Horsfield. I really thought ’Horsfield for England’ was a possibility after that destruction of Spurs in the League Cup. Of course, Saha is the greatest I’ve witnessed.

If I was a Fulham player I’d be
Steve Sidwell. I have an instant afinity with any redheaded Fulham player.

On match days you can find me …
Back of H4, half time pint by the river & usually the Lion garden after.

Best ever Fulham moment
Has to be Juventus. I wish you could bottle that feeling.

Worst ever Fulham moment
Leaving my friends at Gatwick airport post Hamburg, getting on the train home and someone holding up the Evening Standard newspaper with the back pages being that we’d lost. I know it was about the journey, but that hurt.

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Gavin Megaw

Football clubs are nothing without fans. I’d love to help the Fulham Supporters’ Trust continue to safeguard the best interests of all Fulham supporters.

I believe that every Fulham fan should know about the Trust and its important work and am committed to using my professional skill-set to make that happen.

Elected until
AGM 2022

Area of responsibility
Communications

Day job
Strategic Communications Consultant

Skills
Making things happen

Joined Trust Board when?
December 2020

Why Fulham?
When I moved to London [1998] I wanted to watch live football. The Cottage was identified as an easy place to get into a game and the inevitable happened; I rapidly fell in love with the Cottage and team.

What’s most important to you about Fulham?
The Cottage is so special. That walk through the park and down the Stevenage Road towards the light and bustle of matchdays cannot be beaten. That I now do that with my son means the world to me.

First match
A 3-3 draw against York City. Cookie scrambled one over the line in front of the Hammersmith End where I was stood. We went ahead three times in the game yet finished with a point… typical Fulham from the start.

Favourite ever player
Luís Boa Morte. Every time he got the ball you felt something could happen. It was so exciting to watch, especially when he was running at someone. And, he was brilliant with the fans, that smile gave everyone energy.

If I was a Fulham player I’d be
Brian McBride. Not the most naturally talented, but I would have a real impact through hard work and perseverance.

On match days you can find me …
Usually start in Putney for some food with my son, before walking across the bridge, through the park and to our seats in the Johnny Haynes stand [JL].

Best ever Fulham moment
It used to be the Juventus game. We were spell blindingly good and the Cottage was absolutely buzzing. However, that has been beaten by Wembley 2018. Being there with my son and one of my best mates made it a very special moment that I will never forget.

Worst ever Fulham moment
I was genuinely alarmed towards the end of the Premier League season in 2019. Things were broken on the field, behind the scenes and within our fanbase. The fans were so negative, and The Cottage was not a nice place to be. It was a toxic time I feared all that was good about the club could unravel very quickly. Thankfully, my fears were overstated.

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Farrell Monk

Elected until
AGM 2022

Areas of responsibility
Inclusion and diversity

Day job
Head of Finance for Causeway Education, a charity that helps disadvantaged children get into the top universities.

Skills
I once did a step-over … 

Joined Trust Board when?
September 2019

Why are you on the Trust board?
To ensure that the club we love keep the interests of its fans, the largest group of stakeholders, are understood and are at the core of decision making. 

Why Fulham?
Dad.

What’s most important to you about Fulham?
The unique characteristics of the club, whether it is Craven Cottage or the community feel of the fan base.    

First match
Fulham 1-3 Cardiff, 1993. Hold a memory of asking my dad about my namesake Sean Farrell who played that day.

Favourite ever player
Brede Hangeland, his talent on the pitch was only bettered by his conduct and warmth off the pitch. 

If I was a Fulham player I’d be
Brian McBride is who I’d like to be, a thunderous leader and a seemingly limitless capacity is inspiring. 

On match days you can find me …
Johnny Haynes block DL, usually in Golden Lion pre-match.

Best ever Fulham moment
The Europa League final opening ceremony when the giant canvas bearing the Fulham badge, it was the moment when it actually felt real. Rivalled by sharing Wembley 2018 with family.  

Worst ever Fulham moment
I know there have been darker times, the one that sticks out is the deathly and eerie silence upon the blast of the final whistle versus Hull at home in 2014. 

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Owen Smith

I would like to leverage skills from my work in business to help the Trust to improve the matchday experience and grow the club on and off the pitch.

Elected until
AGM 2024

Areas of responsibility
IAG representative
Memorial project

Day job
Asset manager

Skills
Financial forecasting, modelling, deal negotiation and accountancy.

Joined Trust Board when?
August 2018

Why are you on the Trust board?
From the operating side I am a qualified accountant and the Trust Treasurer. On the Fulham side I bring, I believe, a different point of view to the table being a younger fan who hasn’t grown up in London.

Why Fulham?
Dad wouldn’t let me have it any other way! Thanks Dad.

What’s most important to you about Fulham?
Staying at Craven Cottage, modernising while not losing track of what makes Fulham special and the team not being totally awful.

First match
Lost 1-3 to Portsmouth in 2005/06. Malbranque scored a cracker, Michael Brown nearly snapped Sean Davis’s leg in two. A Fulhamish result best summed up by Chris Coleman : “We beat Chelsea, drew at Villa but then we got over-excited and lost this one”.

Favourite ever player
Simon Davies, he’s from Solva in South Wales which was on my doorstep growing up in South Wales. Also…that goal.

If I was a Fulham player I’d be
Adil Chihi, because I’d be pulling one heck of a prank masquerading at being a footballer.

On match days you can find me …
Bit of a nomad pre and post game to be honest. A mix of The Brick, Durrell, Oktoberfest, Fox & Hound. Midweek most likely the Temperance. At CC you can find me in H7, row BB.

Best ever Fulham moment
Wembley day! The game will never be topped for moments of sheer euphoria. Smiling now thinking about it. Was the best day supporting Fulham made all the more special sharing it with the people I go with to games and all of our families.

Worst ever Fulham moment
There have been a few dark days over the last 15 years but the standout for me was the moment Hull equalised as we blew a 2 goal lead in 2014. I still maintain and believe that, at least on paper, there were 3 worse teams than us that year but we just kept shooting ourselves in the foot. That goal going in was pretty dark and for me was the moment we really knew we’d blown it.

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