Trust Board elections 2019 outcome

Newport County AFC Supporters’ Trust formally notified Trust members on June 27 of the intention to hold elections in August to fill 5 vacant positions on the Supporters Trust Board.

Since then, the Trust has published full details of the election process online and via social media along with a guide to the duties and responsibilities of directors. A dedicated email address was set up for all election queries, including candidate nominations and postal vote requests.

As at 5pm on July 15, the deadline for candidate nominations, valid candidate nominations had been received from the following Trust members:

  • Kelly Anderson
  • Mike Everett
  • Gavin Foxall
  • Shaun Johnson
  • Paul Marks

For clarity, no invalid nominations were received.

As was explained at the launch of the process, if the number of valid candidates is the same or less than the number of vacancies then they are to be elected unopposed.

Therefore, the Trust can now announce that all five candidates have been duly elected unopposed to the Trust Board.

Mike, Gavin and Shaun will be serving their second terms of office and are already well known to Trust members and supporters.

Kelly and Paul will be new members of the Trust Board and we are sure all members will congratulate them on their appointments. Both will need to pass the EFL’s Fit and Proper Persons’ Test before being appointed as directors of the football club.

We will be publishing the election statements of both Kelly and Paul later this week, to ensure they are introduced properly to Trust members and the wider supporter base of the club.

The Trust wishes to thank Colin Everett for his invaluable advice and support during the election process.