Meet Our CEO, Board & Grant Assessment Panel

The Board of Trustees oversees the governance of our work and so much more. They support CEO Robert Sullivan and the wider team, sharing our passion for football and our belief in the positive impact of our work. They ensure that all investment is spent wisely and effectively to strengthen communities through the power of football.

Our CEO & Trustees

Our Panels

Audit Remuneration and Governance Committee

Whilst the Foundation Board has overall financial responsibility, it delegates certain responsibilities to the Audit Remuneration and Governance Committee to provide assurance to the Board that there is an effective system of governance, risk management and control across the organisation’s activities.

Matthew Kirkby
Independent Chair

Peter McCormick OBE 
Premier League Stadium Fund Board representative 

Karen Taylor 
Football Foundation Board representative

Serena Jacob
Co-opted member

Football Foundation Grants Panel

The Football Foundation Grants Panel consider higher value funding applications, offering independent analysis and review as well as assessing risks, value for money, and providing accountability and good governance.

Paul Spooner
Independent Chair

Nick Perchard 
Premier League representative

Phil Woodward
The FA representative 

Patrick Brosnan 
Sport England representative

Palma Black
Independent member

Richard Smale
Independent member 

Rahul Bissoonauth 
Independent member

Sue Catton
Independent member

Helen Donovan
Independent member