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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.

Charity Madzorera

Head of Accounting

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Charity Madzorera

Head of Accounting

Duncan Robinson

Business Support Manager

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Duncan Robinson

Business Support Manager

Grace Cullen

Communications Manager

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Grace Cullen

Communications Manager

Beth Towle

Health and Wellbeing Manager

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Beth Towle

Health and Wellbeing Manager

George Henry

Targeted Intervention Manager

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George Henry

Targeted Intervention Manager

Sam Bacon

Primary Schools Programme Manager

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Sam Bacon

Primary Schools Programme Manager

Roxanne Bennett

Women and Girls Development Manager

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Roxanne Bennett

Women and Girls Development Manager

Rob Perrett

Sports Development Manager

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Rob Perrett

Sports Development Manager

Michael Harrington

Disability Manager

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Michael Harrington

Disability Manager

Susan Patterson-Smith

Acting Director – Community Development

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Susan Patterson-Smith

Acting Director – Community Development

Gary Mulcahey

Director – Sports Development

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Gary Mulcahey

Director – Sports Development

Donald Forde

Deputy Chief Executive

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Donald Forde

Deputy Chief Executive

Mike Summers

Chief Executive

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Mike Summers

Chief Executive

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

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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.

Yama Otung

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Yama Otung

Trustee

Yama Otung is a solicitor in the sports sector at Morgan Sports Law, and is dedicated to using her legal skills to invest back into the local community. Yama is an adopted Londoner residing in Bromley, having grown up in the valleys of South Wales. She has been involved in local community charities since childhood and has worked and volunteered with organisations such as the Baytree Centre for Girls in Brixton, Age UK, Vauxhall Foodbank, and the AimHigher National Mentoring Scheme.

Neil McIntosh

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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

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Stephanie Fuller

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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.

Steve O’Connell

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Steve O’Connell

Trustee

Steve is a South Londoner and Croydon resident who is a Lifelong Crystal Palace FC Fan. He has been a Councillor in Croydon since 2002 and GLA Member for Croydon and Sutton since 2008.
He has been Deputy Leader of the Council and is an Advisor to the Mayor on Policing. He believes strongly in social cohesion and mobility and completely gets how sport can be a force for good in all Communities particularly those in difficult circumstances. Steve believes that the role that the Foundation plays in improving the skills and Life Chances of young people across South London is vital and Life Changing. He passionately supports our work.

Christine Double

Trustee

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Christine Double

Trustee

Christine Double has been actively involved in community sport for more than 25 years. Beginning her career as a coach and a PE teacher, Christine then spent 10 years in sports development, winning the Local Authority Race Equality Award for ‘Kicking Out’, a play aimed at eliminating racism from football.
Christine established the North & East London Sports Network aimed at using sport to regenerate local communities, including supporting the Olympic bid for 2012. In 2005, Christine became Director of Pro-Active South London, one of 5 County Sports Partnerships working across London with the aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity.
After leaving the County Sports Partnership in 2015, Christine has set up her own consultancy and is currently working with Croydon Voluntary Action leading the Game Changer project, which works with a number of local partners in Croydon, to engage young people into a wide variety of sports activities and links them to health, education and employment opportunities.

Kevin Day

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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

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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

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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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