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Palace For Life Foundation Trustees & Staff

The Foundation is governed by a board of ten trustees, each with a wealth of experience from a range of professions and backgrounds.

Mike Summers

Chief Executive

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Mike Summers

Chief Executive

Gary Mulcahey

Director of Sport & Wellbeing

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Gary Mulcahey

Director of Sport & Wellbeing

Grace Cullen

Head of Communications and Fundraising

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Grace Cullen

Head of Communications and Fundraising

Charity Madzorera

Head of Accounting

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Charity Madzorera

Head of Accounting

Susan Patterson-Smith

Head of Pathways and Learning

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Susan Patterson-Smith

Head of Pathways and Learning

Duncan Robinson

Head of HR & Business Support

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Duncan Robinson

Head of HR & Business Support

Michael Harrington

Deputy Head of Sport & Wellbeing

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Michael Harrington

Deputy Head of Sport & Wellbeing

Thea Allum

Safeguarding Manager

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Thea Allum

Safeguarding Manager

Sam Bacon

Primary Schools Programme Manager

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Sam Bacon

Primary Schools Programme Manager

Roxanne Bennett

Community Sports Manager

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Roxanne Bennett

Community Sports Manager

Keith Boanas

Coach Development Manager

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Keith Boanas

Coach Development Manager

George Henry

Targeted Intervention Manager

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George Henry

Targeted Intervention Manager

Angelica Nabadda

NCS Manager

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Angelica Nabadda

NCS Manager

Beth Towle

Health and Wellbeing Manager

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Beth Towle

Health and Wellbeing Manager

Cigdem Turkan

Education, Training and Employment Manager

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Cigdem Turkan

Education, Training and Employment Manager

Alisa Flemming

Trustee

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Alisa Flemming

Trustee

A proud Croydonian, Councillor Alisa Flemming worked in national government for over 12 years supporting two members of Parliament including one in their role as cabinet minister across various portfolio areas. She has been an elected official to local government for the past 10 years as a Croydon councillor. Councillor Flemming has also been the lead member responsible for children, young people and learning in Croydon Council’s cabinet for the past six years.

Vanya Bromfield

Trustee

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Vanya Bromfield

Trustee

Vanya Bromfield is the General Counsel for Business Information Services and Vice President for Legal Operations at FTSE 100 company Smiths Group PLC.

Amanda Fulker

Trustee

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Amanda Fulker

Trustee

Amanda is an experienced Human Resources-Business Partner with 27 years’ experience in Local Authorities , across a range of portfolios including Corporate and Commercial Directorates and also Environment, Housing and Regeneration Directorate. A passion for Crystal Palace FC runs very deep in her family . Amanda is a season ticket holder, has been a fan for over 30 years and supports the Foundation across all areas of its work, with a specific focus on using her high level experience and expertise to ensure our approach to employment meets with Human Resources best practice.

Mark Osikoya

Trustee

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Mark Osikoya

Trustee

Mark is currently working at the NBA in the EMEA region as Associate Vice-President of Marketing Partnerships. He has previously been Head of Sponsorship for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games for Coca-Cola as well as Head of Sponsorship at the FA, so he brings a wealth of experience to his new position. Mark’s knowledge will be invaluable as the Palace for Life Foundation continues to support young people in the local community.

Paul Clark

Trustee

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Paul Clark

Trustee

Paul Clark is a Partner at top ten accounting and advisory network, Moore Stephens. Paul has 30 years’ experience auditing companies of all sizes, across many different business sectors. He has considerable listed company experience, including fully listed UK and US companies. Paul has attended Palace matches since 1969 and his sons are fourth generation season ticket holders.

Neil McIntosh

Trustee

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Neil McIntosh

Trustee

Neil McIntosh is Managing Editor of BBC Online, and he and his family are all Palace season ticket holders. At work, he runs the BBC Homepage and is the senior editor looking across the BBC’s digital products and services. In the past, he’s worked as a reporter and editor for the Guardian, and the Wall Street Journal Europe. A Glaswegian by birth, he counts himself lucky to have moved to South Norwood more than a decade ago. He believes passionately in the positive impact sport, and Palace, can have on the young people of south London.

Stephanie Fuller

Trustee

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Stephanie Fuller

Trustee

Stephanie Fuller has a career that spans both football and the not for profit sector over a period of more than 18 years. Stephanie is the Head of Fundraising for international NGO child rights organisation Afrikids that works extensively in Ghana. Stephanie is known for her innovative approach and has held senior leadership fundraising roles with national charities in the U.K that focus on the rights and opportunities of some of the most marginalised young people in our society. Prior to her career in the not for profit sector Stephanie has also held commercial roles at Chelsea FC, Millwall FC, and of course Crystal Palace FC.
In her own time Stephanie founded the voluntary group for LGBT supporters of Crystal Palace FC, Proud and Palace. Steph, as she prefers to be called, is a long time Palace fan with her first match being in 1980. These days she watches the match from her season tickets seats in the main stand with her son Luke. Stephanie lives in Carshalton and is married to Karen, they have four teenage children.

Kevin Day

Trustee

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Kevin Day

Trustee

Kevin Day is a writer, broadcaster and comedian who saw his first Palace game in either 1969 or 1972 depending on whether you believe his dad or the local grocer about who took him first (although either way, he was obviously very young).
Kevin has performed on many continents and written for people from Dave Allen to Kevin Spacey via Ronnie Corbett, as well as writing on many popular panel games, in particular ‘Have I Got News For You’. He has also directed a play, well a ‘version’ of a play in the West End, and is currently directing ‘Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen’ which he co-wrote. However, you probably know him best as that bloke who bangs on about Palace on telly and radio as often as possible.
He is passionate about the role Palace can play in the community and won’t rest until Selhurst Park is open 7 days a week to serve the area in which it proudly belongs. Obviously, Kevin knows awards are not important but his dad would like you to know that he was part of 5Live’s Sony Gold Award winning team for coverage of the Cheltenham Festival and in 2016 he was BAFTA nominated for writing ‘A League of Their Own’.

Barry Webber

Trustee

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Barry Webber

Trustee

Barry is currently working for Crystal Palace Football Club as Commercial Director. He has previously been Commercial Director for Both Newcastle United and West Ham United as well as Chief Executive of Stevenage Football Club. Once the youngest Commercial Director in the Premier League and second youngest CEO in the Football League. With over 10 year’s experience working as a Senior Executive in football and having served as a Trustee for a previous Club’s Foundation, Barry will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to support the invaluable work that Palace for Life Foundation delivers throughout the local community.

Ed Warner

Trustee

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Ed Warner

Trustee

Ed is the Chair of the Trustees and currently serves as Chair of UK Athletics, World Para Athletics and the organising committee of the London 2017 World Athletics Championships. He also has extensive experience in the financial services industry and many years of board experience, including currently as Chairman of Grant Thornton UK. He was awarded the OBE for services to athletics in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours List.

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