Lekan Ojumu: Chair of Trustees, Capacity Building Specialist, Creative Midfielder
Lekan has worked in sport and youth development for nearly ten years. Most recently as a grant maker and programme manager with a national sport for development charity. He has worked across London supporting organisations with project development, strategy, fundraising and governance. In addition to be an avid sports fans for the sake of it, he understands the power of sport and is excited to be involved in supporting FBB’s growth.
Howard Williamson CVO CBE: University Professor, Midfielder
Howard is a JNC qualified youth worker and ran a youth centre for many years, as well as working in academic (youth) research and as a policy adviser on a range of youth issues. He has worked with the Welsh and UK governments, European Commission, Council of Europe, and with the United Nations – significantly on the challenges around social exclusion. He also coaches Pontypridd Town Under–11s and has played football all his life.
Marcantonio Catalano Gonzaga: Treasurer, Investment Specialist, Right Wing
Marcantonio currently works as an Investment Specialist for the J.P. Morgan Endowments & Foundations Group, advising non-profit organisations on asset allocation, delivering board governance education and managing their assets with a fiduciary mind-set. Marcantonio joined the FBB trustee board because he has a passion for football and for fighting inequalities through sports.
Matt Tuck: Banker, Midfielder
Matt has worked in the financial services sector for nearly 30 years, most recently with Barclays. Matt became a trustee of FBB because he is passionate about football (still playing!) and the ability it has to bring people together, create opportunity and bring joy to anyone, from whatever background.
Gillian Claugher: Director of Fundraising, Striker
Gillian Claugher began her fundraising career aged 9, telling jokes door-to-door, to raise money for her local hospice. She is currently Associate Director for Fundraising at Independent Age. With her many years’ experience in fundraising, Gillian will work as a trustee at FBB to help even more disadvantaged children through football.
Anna Mansaray: Deputy Executive Head, Defender
Anna’s career spans thirty years and includes teaching and community work in West Africa. She has led Behaviour Services in two London local authorities as well as worked in schools as Assistant Head. She currently holds the post as Deputy Executive Head of the Beckmead Family of Schools in Croydon educating boys with emotional, social and mental health needs. She is also the Co-chair of Croydon Citizens committed to improving civil society. Anna wanted to become a trustee as she believes in the power of education to create better futures for young people.
Keme Nzerem: Sports Correspondent, Midfielder
Keme has been a journalist for 15 years, after spending his formative years in the 3rd sector. He joined the board of FBB because he believes football is uniquely placed to help young people value, and strive to achieve their full potential. And to become active and responsible citizens.
Richard Wheeler: Head of Distribution Partnerships at Google Play, Striker
Richard has nearly 20 years experience working in the media and technology sector and currently leads an international business development team at Google. A long time Arsenal fan, Richard is passionate about harnessing the power of sport and football in particular make a positive difference to young peoples through education.