Trust election results & message from the chairman...

November 17, 2019

Following Saturday's AGM of the Supporters' Trust, Will Barrett, Clive Harrison, Richard Knight, Neil Le Milliere and Yasmin Western have been chosen by the membership to join the board of trustees. 

Will, Richard and Yasmin are new members to the board, while Clive and Neil return following their re-election. 


Julen Beer, Ed Gallois and Alistair Yates were not successful this year, but each contributed positively to one of the most contested elections in the history of the ECFC Supporters' Trust. 


The turnout for the election was 26%, which is certainly more than any election in recent memory, and hopes are that we can build on that figure again next year. 


Full results for the election are as follows: 


• Barrett 446

• Beer 362

• Gallois 353

• Harrison 508

• Knight 570

• Le Milliere 584

• Western 539

• Yates 249


Message from the chairman...


I would like to wish a warm welcome to our new (and returning) trustees, and to thank all of those who participated in the election, not least each and every one of the candidates for pledging their time, energy and skills to the Trust. 


Whilst we are gaining new trustees, we also say goodbye to three individuals, whose contributions have been much appreciated. 


Chris Phillips, on his second spell as a trustee, has decided to step down after just one year. Chris has contributed significantly to the Finance & Governance Group and will be missed. 


We also say goodbye to two stalwarts of the Trust – Paul Farley & Martin Weiler, as each of them have completed their permitted nine years of trusteeship: We are sad to see them go.  


Over the years Paul and Martin (pictured below) have been responsible for many of the Trust’s successes. 



They grew our involvement in the ‘Kick-It Out’ initiative and continued the fantastic work of the ‘One Game One Community’ project.  More recently, they have turned their attention toward celebrating the club’s heritage and history.  


Having delivered an exhibition and book celebrating our visit to Brazil in 1914 and assisted in the musical theatre community production of ‘The Day We Played Brazil’, they have since launched The ECFC Museum Trust, who are responsible for numerous installations around the ground, much of it funded by the National Lottery Heritage fund, with whom, along with the University of Exeter, they have collaborated.


Both have served on the club board, whilst Martin also chaired the Trust board and sat as a trustee of the City Community Trust. 


I hope you will all join with me in thanking them both for their incredible efforts and service, not just to the Trust, but also to the club as a whole - Nick Hawker.