TRUST OFFICERS

Introducing the Officers of the ECFC Supporters' Trust

PHIL BURDEN

Trust Secretary

Phil attended his first Exeter City game in November 1976 and has been hooked ever since. Throughout the Trust era at ECFC, Phil has been a regular member of the post match clean up crew and took part in many of the Cat and Fiddle work parties. Returning to the city after a long period living behind enemy lines and travelling, Phil volunteered to help the trust and took up the post of trust secretary in 2018.

STEVE CHUDLEY

Trust Finance Officer

Steve became the Trust’s Finance Officer in August 2015, a role which covers many areas such as the day-to-day management of the Trust’s financial affairs, liaising with the Trust’s Membership Secretary, Club employees and local and national suppliers and assisting in the preparation of the Trust’s annual accounts. As part of this role, he is also a member of the Finance and Governance Working Group.

Having lived away from the area for eight years, Steve recently took the opportunity to move back “home”. He has worked in corporate financial services for 20 years and been following City for even longer, having first been taken along by his father at a very early age.

ALICE COOKE

Trust Press and Media Manager

Alice has lived in North Devon all her life and attended Exeter University to read archaeology, later gaining a Masters degree in Environmental decision making.  She has worked for several organisations. including the North Devon District Hospital, South West Water and North Devon Rescue Archaeology Unit.     She now runs her own horticultural and home help business.


She first came to City on a Football in the Community hospitality day with her son’s football club.  It was May and it snowed during the morning training session. They both then came to St James’ Park to watch the match against Huddersfield that City had to win to stay in League One.  She was then hooked.


As soon as Alice became aware that the Club was supporter owned, she joined the Trust, as she likes the whole ethos.  Soon becoming keen to get more involved, she applied for the Trust’s Press and Media Manager position when it became available.  She is also secretary to the North Devon Grecians and becoming involved in these ways has helped her meet a lot of new people and has made attending matches on her own a pleasurable experience.