THE TRUST BOARD
The Trust Board is currently made up of 12 democratically-elected Trustees.
Every year, one-third of the Trust Board will be up for election ahead of the Supporters' Trust's AGM, which is usually held in October or November (dependent on men's first team fixtures).
Trust & Club Chair
Nick has supported the Club since 1969 when, after watching the Grecians lose 2-1 to Port Vale (September 27, 1969), just a few days later attended a midweek game against Swansea City (October 1, 1969), which resulted in a 6-0 win.
After 40 years working in the newspaper industry, mostly in technology, he retired and, looking for something to fill the time, he became Trust secretary in 2012, a position that he held for four years. After a brief hiatus in 2016, Nick returned as a co-opted trustee in 2017 and was elected by the membership in 2017, and then as chairman to the Trust that November.
Trustee & Club Director
Julen Beer Ayo
Identified as one of the future leaders in the sports industry by Kick It Out, Julen has been a member of the Trust Board since 2021, was appointed to the Club Board in 2023 and is currently Head of Communications at the Devon Cricket Foundation.
Julen is the Communications and Engagement Working Group Lead.
Steven is the Community Working Group Lead.
Trustee & Club Director
Clive was elected to the Trust Board in 2016 and to the Club Board as a Trust appointed director in 2018 having previously been involved with Exeter City as a volunteer with the Junior Grecians.
He spent over 20 years in the hotel and catering industry in general manager roles and more recently has owned several online businesses. Once he settled in Devon in 2008 it was the Trust ownership model that ignited his interest in Exeter City. Clive moved to Clyst St Mary in 2013, purchased his first season ticket and joined the Trust.
Clive is a member of the Ownership and Membership, and Communications and Engagement Working Groups.
Richard is the Ownership and Membership Working Group Lead.
Neil Le Milliere
Neil is 70 years young and lives in Tottenham with his wife Julie who he married on the pitch at SJP.
He is the travel organiser for the Exiled Exeter City FC supporters in London and elsewhere and manages the Exeter Fan’s GNet email group.
He became more involved with ECFC in 2000 when joining a group of fans to form an embryonic group which evolved into the Exeter City AFC Supporters Trust.
He has volunteered at the St James Centre FECRACE bar since its initial formation at the “Bottle Bar” some twenty or more years ago.
He is an elected member of the Board of Society representing views of all members but particularly Exiled ones; is the resident constitutional ‘expert’; and a member of the Ownership Working group.
He is also an Exeter representative to, and Secretary/Travel Secretary of, the Association of Provincial Football Clubs Supporters in London.
In addition, Neil is also a member of the Football Supporters Association National Council being an elected representative of the Community owned Club Network.
Neil is an ex-government official of some 36 years who is now ‘retired’ and occupies himself with lots of charity work as well as organising and participating in various sports. These include Table Tennis which he still plays to a high standard and is involved in administering at local, county, and national level, being the National Councillor for Kent to the Tabel Tennis England National Council.