Meet your Trust Board
Trevor Stroud (Chairman of WW Trust)
Trevor has been a Wycombe Wanderers supporter for over 20 years, and Chairman of WWT since 2010. He was originally a board member with Wycombe Wanderers Founders Trust, before the formation of the current Trust.
Trevor’s area of specialism is Sales & Marketing, and has held a number of senior positions in both Blue Chip and smaller organisations. He is currently Director of Sales at Cranberry, a specialist producer of Nuts and Dried Fruit.
In terms of his Wycombe memories, there are many outstanding moments, including the visit to Villa Park in 2001, and Jermaine Easter’s goal against Chelsea in the Carling Cup Semi Final, but thinks that Dave Carroll’s goal in the 1994 play off final at Wembley, wins as his best Wycombe moment.
In terms of the Trust, he is determined to ensure that the links between the fans and the Club are as strong as possible, to the benefit of both sides, whilst ensuring that the best interests of WWFC are protected at all times.
Don Woodward (former Chairman of WWFC)
Don has been a fan since 1999. He is a regular attender with his sons who are all growing up fans and his daughter who has been coming since her birth! Impressed by the style and ground football that has been consistent, Don felt this was a great example for his family.
An FA qualified coach Don works with several local clubs in junior football , that’s just an excuse to keep kicking a ball. Barred by his parents from following a playing career in football Don qualified as an Accountant and now works in Mentoring and business development having held top level Commercial Industry roles .
Don had to love football – growing up as one of 4 boys and when opening his bedroom curtains in his family home all he could see were twin towers. Attending school in Wembley Don watched his brothers team captained by Glyn Creaser ! They even had the same kit as WWFC.
Now with the Trust Board Don will help the development in this new era and bring his sporting and business backgrounds together for the benefit of the club and supporters.
Please forgive him for being Scottish and don’t ask him to play in goal – presumably for the same reasons.
During his time as Chairman of WWFC, Don was responsible for appointing Gareth Ainsworth as our Manager.
David Roberton (Also a Board Director of WWFC)
My reason for joining the Trust was to help try and ensure that my team survive and continue to play at a high level of football and do not go the way of Ilford, Leytonstone, Wealdstone and others whose assets were somehow lost and their football heritage and place in the community consigned to the history books.
I am very proud of my Club and want to ensure that my grandchildren can wear the blue quarters with pride whilst supporting their professional team in the safe, enjoyable and friendly environment that we had at both Loakes Park and now Adams Park.
Garry Heath (Chairman of Frank Adams Legacy Limited)
Garry’s family has been in the High Wycombe area since before the Civil War. From a furniture manufacturing family, chairboy Garry was previously a Bucks County Councillor for the central ward in Wycombe.
He volunteered to join the Trust to offer his help and experience of not for profit organisations and served as part of the merger team which united both trusts.
Apart from being a keen Wanderers supporter he is also an unashamed petrol head with a great enthusiasm for motor racing.
David Cook (also a Board Director of WWFC)
When the opportunity to serve on the Trust Board as a co-opted director in mid 2010 was offered, I was very happy to become involved in what I saw and still see as a crucial phase in WWFC’s future. My duties, to date, whilst not restricted to a single role, have, in the main, been in respect of Trust communications.
Now retired, I can reflect on 29 years of employment with a major international healthcare company where I gained considerable management experience and skills development in the areas of planning, negotiating and project management in an international procurement marketplace.
I started supporting the Chairboys in 1993 and have hardly missed a home game ever since. I also get to many away games each season. All our 3 sons have been involved with the club in both supporting and working roles.
I took early retirement after working for more than 40 years in banking where my emphasis was on customer service, office organisation, honesty and efficiency.
Soon after retiring I was working on the capital structure of the Club, using my banking knowledge to good effect as we sought to raise funds against the assets, which under the restructure in 2012, came into the ownership of Frank Adams Legacy Limited.
I have also found time for other voluntary work for the Club, including selling programmes and 50/50 tickets, repainting the main gates, the former Loakes Park gates and other parts of the stadium, cleaning seats and other ground maintenance jobs. I also am the chief editor of the Trust website and have also taken on the WWT Facebook page in order to ensure that we communicate with members and fans in as many ways as possible.
I listen to many fans views both on matchdays and also via social media. I aim to represent all fans and bring to the Trust Board balanced opinions and their view, plus a good understanding of financial matters and customer service, all based on experiences in life, work and as a WWFC loyal and passionate supporter.
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or in the Vere Suite before any home game, where I am usually handing out the team-sheets.
Colin Treacher (Company Secretary)
I have been a supporter for over 40 years and attend all home and many away matches with my wife, Karen. We are season ticket holders in the Frank Adams Stand, Founder Share holders and Ordinary (now non-voting) Share holders.
He’s a practical, results driven Management Consultant who believes in getting common direction, plans and focus. He specialises in designing and delivering big transformation programmes for private and public sector clients that fundamentally change the way the business is shaped and works to get the best results, and service for customers, the business, stakeholders and shareholders. This covers many well known organisations in financial services, energy and oil and major government departments, across the UK, Europe and Globally.
Mark is delighted to join the Trust Board to build on the considerable work already done to: secure our future; to be a “critical friend” to the football club to ensure we are all moving in the same direction to stabilise and grow the club: enable the club to reach its fulfil its potential; and, to use his transformation skills to make a big difference to the future of both the Trust and WWFC.
Making successful change happen is his life…and this skill and experience will help the Trust and WWFC progress have a strong and sustainable future.
Inevitably we became involved in OWWSA serving on their committee and today I am Chairman and Sandie runs the fundraising team. We are both life members of the Trust and I served on the Football Club Board for 2 years where my brief was Health & Safety. Today I sit on the Governance Group and represent the club on the Safety Advisory Group.
I also look after the Volunteer Working Group. I served as an Independent Councillor on Havant Council and become the Charter Mayor of the new Borough in 1974.
After I closed my business I ran the British Red Cross Branch in Hampshire with 50 staff and 5000 volunteers. During that time I opened 12 shops and expanded both the fundraising and First Aid and Work Programme. On retirement from the BRC my wife and I founded Club Hampshire, Dorset and Poole and when we finally retired after 10 years we left behind 70 clubs, 2000 older people and 450 volunteers.
I am a life time member of the Scout Movement holding many appointments, concluding as Chief Commissioner for England, with responsibility for Programme & Training across the Organisation.
I believe my life experience in business and the voluntary sector will enable me to make a difference on the Trust Board particularly in the areas of infrastructure and volunteering.
I was appointed OBE for services to Scouting and the Community in 1986.