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Supporters Direct has three subsidiary democratic bodies, the England & Wales Football Council, the Scottish Council and the Rugby League Council. These bodies assist the Board by monitoring activity against budgets, development plans and other Key Performance Indicators in their particular area and contributing ideas and suggestions regarding SD strategy in their area for consideration by the Board. Several seats are reserved on the main Board for individuals who serve on these Councils.

Positions for these three Councils are made available on an annual basis and will be advertised through normal Supporters Direct channels, and are usually for a 3 year term.

Please find details of the current members of the England and Wales Football Council below, as well as reports from the recent meetings attached. 

England & Wales Council Members

Neil Le Milliere (Chair)
Elected until 2018

Neil is travel organiser for ExiledExeterCity FC supporters in London; runs an Exeter fan’s Internet mail group; and helps with the Official Club Website.

He became more involved with ECFC in 2000 when a group of fans formed an embryonic group which evolved into the Exeter City AFC Supporters Trust.

Neil is an elected member of Exeter’s Board of Society representing views of exiled members; the resident constitution ‘expert’; and a member of their Ownership Working group.

Neil is also an Exeter representative to, and Secretary of, the Association of Provincial Football Clubs Supporters’ in London.

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.

Peter Lloyd
Elected until 2019

Peter is a lifelong Peterborough United fan who was chairman of the Posh Supporters Trust for five years, having joined on its inception in 2002. Whilst in post as chair, they set up the “New Posh Fans Initiative” with the football club to give away match day tickets to those who hadn’t been to a Posh game before. They also introduced a “Smile” ticket scheme in which the Trust buys match day tickets and gives them to deserving members of the community who otherwise would not be able to attend matches.

Peter strongly support the efforts of Supporters Direct to improve governance in football, both at clubs and in football’s governing bodies, with more formal roles for supporters and supporters’ organisations.

Peter Martin
Elected until 2018

Peter joined the Trust Board at Exeter City FC in October 2014. It is his third period serving on the Board since 2005.  Now retired from full time employment, Peter spent most of his working life in highway engineering and town planning, dealing primarily with major development schemes both in Devon and in the Midlands. His interests are music, the arts, gardening, computers and IT and following Exeter City home and away.  He has been Chairman of Exeter City Supporters Club (which remains a separate entity, independent of the Supporters Trust) since 2012.  Peter is interested in the furtherance and development of the beautiful game from grass roots upwards, particularly from the perspective of supporter involvement and ownership and is looking forward to his involvement with Supporters Direct.

Katrina Law
Elected until 2019

Katrina got hooked on Spurs in 1981 when Ricky Villa danced through Manchester City\'s defence and scored the greatest goal in the greatest Wembley cup final ever. She\'s had a Tottenham Hotspur season ticket for over 20 years and travels all over England and Europe following the team.

In 2013 she joined the Board of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters\' Trust and was asked to use her experience as a marcomms professional to help relaunch and rebrand the organisation in order to reconnect it to the fan base and increase its influence with the Club. THST is now one of the most active Trusts in the country and has opened up and maintained a structured dialogue with the Club Board.

Kat has also worked with both Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters\' Federation for the past three years, and has contributed regularly to cross Trust campaigns.

Kat\'s involvement in the supporters movement is rooted in a belief that fans\' voices deserve to be heard, and she wants to ensure that the work of SD reflects the unique challenges facing Premier League Trusts in terms of supporter representation.

She\'s also been known to show up at Barnsley FC, where her mum is a long-time season ticket holder.

Tim Hartley
Elected until 2018

Tim is a founding member and Chair of Cardiff City Supporters Trust. Here he has managed to build relationships with the club and its colourful Malaysian owner during a very difficult time in the club’s history.

He is keen the club reflects the community it serves and has run a number of football events for underprivileged children from Cardiff and the south Wales valleys. Tim has also organised events with the local Somali, Bengali and Jewish communities as well as the city’s gay football team.

Tim was a journalist with the BBC for 17 years and also worked in government. He is now a media consultant and freelance journalist and is a magistrate sitting on the Cardiff bench. He is founding trustee of the Wales Supporters charity ‘Gol!’ and is the most capped player for the Wales Supporters Team!

Roger Ellis
Elected until 2020

Roger has supported Coventry City since Jimmy Hill revolutionised the Club in the 1960s and led them swiftly from the 3rd to 1st divisions. Roger first got involved with the Sky Blue Trust when the Club’s plight became a crisis in 2012.  When the owners SISU took the Club out of Coventry to play “home” games in Northampton in 2013/14, Roger became Secretary of the Trust, a role he has held ever since, facing many challenges as the Club’s difficulties grow.

In his working life, Roger was a solicitor, working for a series of local authorities, specialising in housing, planning and property development. For the 19 years before his retirement in 2012, he was Chief Executive of two Councils. Roger had business contact with a number of football clubs. The most challenging of these was a period in the 1980s spent negotiating with Robert Maxwell, when he was the owner of Oxford United FC.

Working with Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters Federation, Roger would like to bring about a change in the rules governing our game so that owners have to exercise proper stewardship, not just of their club’s balance sheet, but also over the loyalty of supporters and the heritage and tradition which clubs bring to their host communities.

Daniel Crawford
Elected until 2020

As a teenager, Dan volunteered with the ‘Back to the Cottage’ campaign to ensure Fulham returned to their historic Craven Cottage home. He was a founding member of the Fulham Supporters’ Trust and is currently an elected member of the Trust board, which has achieved a nationally commended structured relationship with the club.

He has worked with both Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters’ Federation on a number of campaigns, including governance, increasing supporting involvement in football and ticket prices. Dan is looking forward to working with fellow fans in his new role to increase the opportunities for supporters to make a positive difference in the modern game.

Dan is a sports writer and media consultant and also represents his home ward of Acton Central as a Labour Party councillor on the London Borough of Ealing council.

Hannah Dawson
Elected until 2020

Hannah has been part of the Mariners Trust Board since November 2015, and has also been Secretary since November 2016. As part of her role with the Trust, she manages the marketing and communications, and has also redesigned the new website which she currently moderates. Since joining the Trust, Hannah has helped them go from strength to strength in terms of increasing interaction between supporters and Grimsby Town Football Club.

Due to both Hannah\'s age and marketing background, she believes she can bring in many fresh ideas to the Supporters Direct England & Wales Council. It is important in modern day football to consider supporters from a wide variety of backgrounds, and Hannah is proud to represent young females who often get overlooked. Throughout her working life, Hannah has mainly been based in the Customer Services industry, and has the ability to develop and maintain relationships with people from different backgrounds. Hannah has the benefit of working with a brilliant female SLO at the Mariners Trust, and feels that together they have hugely changed the perception of female fans surrounding the Club.