WNST appoints new trustees

We are delighted to announce the appointment of four new trustees who have joined our board in recent times.

Several of our board members had completed their terms of office and we are so grateful to Dinah Cox OBE and Gordon Haines MBE for their tremendous service and contributions to the Trust.  Dinah was also the chair of trustees at the time of her departure and has helped to steer the Trust through such difficult times over the past couple of years, with skill and adaptability.  We thank her for that

Our honorary officers are now:

Chair – Pete Ackerley

Vice chair – Lynsey Edwards

Treasurer – Khilna Shah

You can find out more about them here: wnst.org/trustees

Now meet our new trustees.  Our aim has been to continue the diversification of our board in all respects, so that those who govern our activities reflect the communities we seek to work with.  We also know that a range of experiences, backgrounds, age and professions will only enrich our debate and help make the Trust a better, more responsive funder.  

In this respect, we took the positive decision to recruit two younger trustees, who would bring a different perspective to our table.

Ellis Clark

Ellis works in the player care team at Everton FC and bring excellent experience of student sports organising, on a local, national and international scale.  Her knowledge in this area will help inform our work with young people and what drives their participation.

Nayim Ahmed

Nayim is an east Londoner who brings involvement in grassroots youth football, as well as participation in the decision-making bodies at FA Youth Council, London FA and the London Legacy Development Corporation.  Community football remains an integral part of our work and Nayim’s knowledge of these various London bodies will support our networking and project development.

We also recruited two further trustees to add to our knowledge base:

Marilyn Okoro

Marilyn is a GB Olympic medal-winning athlete and retains many valuable contacts in that field. She hails from Brent and has a keen interest in local sport and working with communities to increase participation and people’s physical and mental well-being.

Kawsar Zaman

Kawsar is a Londoner and a lawyer, with a keen interest in football at all ages and levels, as well as a keen professional eye.  He is also involved with various initiatives around the cultural and religious aspects of sport, which are critical in our work within the diverse communities of LB Brent.