The Trust Board

Alan Palmer (Chairman) – Alan is the Payroll and Pensions Co-ordinator for a major London FE College. A life-long Palace fan, Alan has been involved with the Trust from the beginning, and has been on the Board for 9 years. With previous experience of chairing membership organisations, Alan is also Chairman of the Crystal Palace FC Youth Trust, a registered charity with the aim of encouraging sporting activity for young people in the local community.
Lesley Palmer (Secretary) – Lesley is a solicitor and partner in QualitySolicitors Palmers. She has been a Board member since 2006, and is responsible for a range of activities, including ensuring that the Trust fulfils all of its legal obligations and legal issues associated wit hthe Training Ground project. Lesley has supported Palace since the 1970s.
Chris Waters – (Press Officer) – Chris is Commercial Director at BBH. He has been a Board Member since 2009, and leads on relations with the press, administers the wesbite and acts as Member Secretary. A season-ticket holder since 1998 in Block B of the Holmesdale Lower, Chris is a regular contributor to the Palace programme.
   Liz Wells – Liz Wells is a freelance business journalist and has worked for some of the UK’s largest publishing houses in the past 10 years. She will be contributing to the Trust’s Facebook, Twitter and other social networking activities, as well as working on the training ground project. Liz has supported Palace since the 1980s and is currently a season ticket holder in Block C of the Lower Holmesdale.
Ray Wright – Ray is an independent planning consultant, who has 30 years experience of working for local authorities, including being Head of Development at Horsham District Council. Ray has supported Palace since the 1960’s. Having joined the Board in July 2011, he is currently advising the Trust on planning matters, in particular the Training Ground project.
Furhad Zaidi (Treasurer) – Furhad is an accountant at a City firm, and joined the Board in 2009. As well as being part of the finance team on the Board, he has led on fund-raising, and in particular building relations with celebrity Palace fans. Furhad became Treasurer of the Trust in July 2011. He has supported Palace for over 16 years.
Paul Mee – is a retired civil servant, who has been supporting Palace since the late 50s. He served on Croydon Council from 1986 to 2002; chaired the Leisure Services Committee and moved the 1999 motion of support for the new Trust. A member of both the Palace Independent Supporters’ Association and the Trust since their formation, he was a PISA committee member from 2002 to 2014 before co-option to the Trust.
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