Our Trustees

Our Trustees use their skills and experience to support our work, and help us achieve our aims.

The Trustees

Keith Soper (Chair) – Keith is currently Director of Forensic and Prison services at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. Oxleas provides a range of physical and mental health services in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich and into a number of prisons in London and Kent.  Keith was formerly Chair of Bliss, the UK-wide charity for premature babies.  Keith is a season ticket holder at Millwall along with his son and a number of other family members.

Andy Ambler – Andy is the Director of Pro Game Relations at the Football Association and a former CEO of Millwall Football Club and CFO of Fulham Football Club. Andy is a qualified accountant and finance lead for MCT.

Fr Owen Beament MBE – Now retired, Rev Canon Owen Beament was the Vicar of the All Saints Church in New Cross from 1974 to 2018.  He was awarded an MBE in the 2001 New Year’s Honours List for ‘Services to the Community in Deptford and New Cross’.

 

Peter Garston – Peter is the owner of GENT Training Ltd and a director of Millwall FC since 2005, a director of Millwall Holdings and a lifelong Millwall fan.

Sir Simon Hughes – Simon was appointed as Chancellor of London South Bank University in November 2018.  He was the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2010 to 2014, and from 2013 until 2015 was Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice.  He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Bermondsey and Old Southwark from 1983 until 2015.

Steve Kavanagh – Steve is the CEO of Millwall FC.  Steve is the former CEO of Southend United FC and Charlton Athletic FC. Steve is a Chartered Accountant (FCCA), having qualified and spent 14 years at accountancy firm BDO

Lord Kennedy of Southwark – Roy Kennedy, Lord Kennedy of Southwark, started serving the local community as a Southwark borough councillor in 1986, holding a variety of positions including Deputy Leader of the Council. Following his appointment to the House of Lords in 2010, Lord Kennedy has overseen a range of portfolios such as Justice and Housing, Communities and Local Government as an opposition spokesman, and in 2014 was elected to Lewisham Borough Council.

Carly Rawlinson-Simmons – Carly is currently the Compliance Manager for the Directorate of Regeneration Enterprise & Skills at The Royal Borough of Greenwich.  Carly has many years of experience working in the charity and education sector in her background of facilities management and is keen to support and develop grassroots football within the community.  Carly and her family are season ticket holders at Millwall.

Mark Fairbrother – Mark is the Finance Director of Millwall FC.  Mark honed his finance skills at Aston Villa FC and most recently was Chief Financial Officer at leading rugby team Gloucester Rugby, that has the sport’s closest equivalent to a football club following.