Meet the Board

On Wednesday October 17th 2018 the third Glovers Trust Board of Directors was voted in. All members of the Board will stand for 12 months. Profiles for each Board member can be found below:

Stuart Burrell (Chairman)

Having been introduced the ups and downs of Yeovil Town and the old Huish ground at the age of eight, Stuart has been a season ticket holder periodically at Huish Park since his Saturday afternoon work commitments subsided nearly twenty years ago. Now a father to an eight year old boy and six year old girl, the affiliation has passed to another generation and the three of them share the highs and lows from the Tamburino Stand when possible.

Stuart is an Operations Manager for a national organisation specialising in IT systems and business process services for the public sector. He brings a wealth of organisational and technical skills to the Board, which have already been put to good use as the Communications lead for the Trust, developing and maintaining content for the Trust website and supporting documentation.

Now into his second year of service on the Trust Board as Chairman, Stuart remains keen to explore opportunities, not just to proactively develop a good relationship between supporters and the Club Board but also to challenge for improvements to facilities that may ultimately be affecting the match-day experience for many, and as a result the long term future and development of the Football Club that we all love.

Terri Burt (Vice-Chairman)

Profile to follow.

Dean Mountain (Treasurer)

Dean began watching Yeovil in the mid 1980’s, his first season coming when the club finished bottom of the Gola league! For several years Dean worked as a ball boy (and general dogsbody!) at the old Huish ground, rubbing shoulders with his heroes at the time, including Paul Thorpe, Andy Wallace and Mickey Spencer. Since then he has continued to passionately support the club, through the highs of Hereford, Doncaster, Nottingham Forest and Brentford to the lows of bingo hall meetings, relegation to the ICIS league and Clive Whitehead. A season ticket holder in the Thatcher’s Gold stand, Dean started attending matches with his father, and last season introduced his eldest son to the joys of Huish Park.

Having recently moved back to Yeovil, Dean works in financial support at an education software company in the town. Outside of work and football, Dean has 3 young sons and a lot of DIY to occupy his time!

Dean became involved in the Glovers Trust as he feels that the bond between those in charge of the club and the supporters has declined over the last few years, with few signs this will change. He hopes that the Trust can harness the collective passion and skills of the supporters to help move the club forward and closer to the community.

Brendon Owen (Membership)

Brendon has been a Yeovil Town supporter since 1976 even has a piece of turf from the old Huish pitch in his lawn! He and his wife are long time season ticket holders and have many wonderful memories from following the Club over the years and hope for many more.

Having spent the majority of his working life in the Magistrates and Crown Courts and also authoring three books depicting his experiences during the more successful years in the Club’s history, Brendon is now retired and devoting a significant proportion of his time towards the Glovers Trust.

Having played a key role in the inception and development of the Trust, Brendon is a strong advocate of the notion of Yeovil Town fans having a strong voice in how things are run at Huish Park. He also wants the Trust to be a benefit for the wider community and to bring assistance to those who may need it.

Simon Brimble (Corporate Liaison)

Simon has followed Yeovil Town for most of his life, and as a junior season ticket holder at the old Huish ground, fondly remembers watching players such as Jeff Sherwood, Neil Cordice, Andy Wallace, Steve Rutter, Tony Ricketts, Bob Isles, John McGinlay, Paul Randall and many more. Nowadays Simon holds a season ticket in the Thatchers Gold Stand and has done for over 10 years having given up playing the game himself.

Simon possesses excellent organisational and people management skills which are essential for managing 135 staff over 3 shifts in his day job. He also has qualifications in business improvement techniques and also have IOSH Qualification in managing safely.

Simon truly wants Yeovil Town Football Club to be a place where supporters can come together as one, and also reaches out to the community by encouraging young players to want to join the Academy with a view of playing first team football in the future.

Tom Axe (Communications Officer)

Tom has been a huge fan of Yeovil for as long as he can possibly remember, he attended his first game at Huish Park in the 2002/3 season at the age of 9 where he witnessed a 1-0 win over Scarborough . Ever since then he has been going to games both home and away, and feels very passionately about the club.

His day job consists of  working in and around computers as a Senior IT Technician, he brings valuable skills to the board with maintaining and developing the website along with assisting with social media duties.

Tom joined the board back in November 2017 and has the joint aim to help us reach our goals, he feels very strongly that the club needs to have a better understanding of fan interaction and to be pushed in the right direction.

Jon Hartley (Communications Officer)

Jon started watching Yeovil at an age where he could barely see over the Huish terrace wall and has been supported the club ever since. More than 30 years on he has to follow the club’s fortunes (via iFollow) from further afield and lives in Cologne.

He’s been a sport media professional for around 15 years and has previously worked on TV programming for the Premier League, Football League, FA, UEFA, BT, Borussia Dortmund & more. He now works for the German Football League (Bundesliga) and has a key role in the international broadcasting of the league. He can even be found commentating Bundesliga matches for a worldwide audience from time to time.

With his professional background, Jon brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about the football industry and media. While understanding the challenges ahead, he’s committed to helping the Trust shape a positive future for the club with the supporters at its heart. To do that, Jon will be working to spreading the word of the Trust’s work and increasing membership to making sure that supporters play a vital role in whatever the future holds for YTFC.

Vernon Edmonds

Profile to follow.

David Tolley

A born and bred Yeovilian, David has been supporting the Glovers since 1965 and despite living and working in Wales for many years gets to as many games – home and away – as possible. When he can’t, he always listens on Radio Somerset.

David’s professional experience is a real asset to the Board. He had a varied career in management in the Probation Service, the Welsh Assembly Government and subsequently management performance audit. He also taught Business and Management at University level. Now nearly retired from paid employment, David is a non-exec director with two social enterprises, one a profit-based company which donates the non-retained profit to charity, the other a charity providing a number of work-based placements for those with learning and/or physical disabilities.

He’s keen to ensure club transparency and maximum fan input during and after the inevitable changes which our club will undergo in the near future. David is committed to boosting the Trust’s membership numbers, improving inclusion (with particular regard to women, younger supporters and those with disabilities), engaging constructively with the club’s current owners and staff and playing a role in preparing for the future.