Board election 2023
We will shortly be inviting nominations for members to join the Trust board, with the formal 14 day nomination period running from 1 November until 15 November. In this election we are looking to elect up to five board members for terms of three years (four positions) and two years (one position). The election will be overseen this year by Marisa Cardoni, our independent scrutineer.
The current board is made up of 11 elected volunteer members who each take responsibility for specific areas of Trust activity. Four elected board members – Jerry Cope, Dan Crawford, Hayley Davinson and Tom Greatrex – must stand down by rotation as they are at the and of their current three year terms; they are entitled to stand again if they so choose. A fifth board position was vacated by Farrell Monk earlier in the year and so the two years remaining in this term will also be made available at the election.
We hold evening board meetings once per month on a hybrid face-to-face / video conference basis depending on the location of board members and we also meet the Club monthly on a Wednesday lunchtime by video conference. There are a number formal board roles, all of which are agreed at the first board meeting following the election, as follows:
- Membership secretary
- Vice Chair
Although our meeting with Fulham is often the most visible part of our work, we undertake a wide variety of other activities on behalf of Fulham supporters and are also members of the Metropolitan Police Independent Advisory Group (IAG) and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Safety Advisory Group (SAG) as well as being affiliated to the Football Supporters’ Association which is the national umbrella body for Trusts. Individial board members take responsibility for a wide range of work including
- Diversity and inclusion
- Ticketing liaison
- Web site and IT
- Celebration day planning
- International supporters
- Social media and email
You can read about the full range of activity undertaken by the Trust board on our web site.
We are looking for Trust members from across our fanbase with the time, skills, enthusiasm and ideas to join the board, take responsibility for some of our growing range of activities and help build the supporter voice at Fulham. We would like to see our board become more representative of the diverse nature of our fanbase, so we hope that you will consider either putting yourself forward or encouraging others you know as there is much to do. You can read full details of the process below.
If you are interested in finding out more please feel free to contact any board member, or you can contact us using our main email address : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours, on behalf of the current Fulham Supporters’ Trust Board
ELECTION PROCESS AND RULES
The election will be held in accordance with the election rules and the process will be overseen by an Independent Scrutineer, Marisa Cardoni, who is a Trust member but is neither a candidate nor nominating or seconding a candidate.
To be eligible to stand for election, the only requirements are that
- you are a paid-up Trust member as at 1 October 2023
- you remain a Trust member throughout the process
- you are nominated and seconded by paid-up Trust members as at 1 October 2023
You will need to supply contact information for yourself and those nominating and seconding you and a 200 word election statement that will be sent out with the electronic voting forms if there are more nominations than places available for election. The election statements of all successful candidates will be made available at the conclusion of the process.
Please supply the following information by email to the Independent Scrutineer by Wednesday 15 November 2023 using the following email address
- email address
- Social media
- Member name
- email address
- Member name
- email address
A maximum of 200 words to support your candidacy. Any additional words will be truncated.
- Wednesday 1 November 2023 – Nominations open
- Wednesday 15 November 2023 – Nominations close
If no ballot required (five or fewer candidates)
- Thursday 16 November 2023 – Announcement of new board at AGM
If ballot required (more than five candidates)
- Thursday 16 November 2023 – Announcement of ballot at AGM
- Saturday 18 November 2023 – Electronic ballot and candidate statements circulated to Trust members
- Saturday 2 December 2023 – Close of voting
- Monday 4 December 2023 – Announcement of election results
- w/c 4 December 2023 – December board meeting (subject to Nottingham Forest game)