Meet the Trust Board

The CAS Trust Board is made up of supporters of Charlton Athletic from a variety of backgrounds, elected by members to represent them and lead in delivering the Trust's objectives.

Those who are holding CAS Trust offices are indicated in the introductions below. Board members are elected in accordance with our Rules, which are in alignment with the Football Supporters Federation model rules for Supporters' Trusts.

We're always looking for other Charlton Athletic supporters to get involved with the Trust's work. If you'd like to help, whether that's being involved with the CAS Trust Board or another way, please get in touch by emailing the Trust Secretary.

Meet the Board

Heather McKinlay

Heather McKinlay

Chair

Business owner and Fellow of The Marketing Society. Writer about football for Nutmeg and Blizzard magazines. Charity Board Trustee and CAST Board member since 2015, Re-elected 2018. Chair from November 2020. Former VIP member and current Valley Gold member.

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Heather Alderson

Vice Chair

CAST member since 2016. Elected to the CAST board at the 2019 AGM. Re-elected 2021. Heather works in advertising and has led the strategy for many famous UK & global campaigns over the last 20 years or so. Today she is at Adam&EveDDB, a direct descendent of the agency that created the posters for the Back to The Valley campaign in the 90s.

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Richard Wiseman

Secretary

Retired housing charity executive. Funeral celebrant. Board member since 2012. Re-elected 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021. Chair from November 2016 to November 2020. Former VIP member and current Valley Gold member. Supporter since 1961.

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Nigel Kleinfeld

Treasurer

Company Director. Elected to the Board at 2016 AGM. Re-elected 2018 and 2020. Supporter representative on the CAFC Safety Advisory Group (SAG) and CAST representative on the Metropolitan Police Liaison Committee. Supporter since 1958.

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Sam White

Board Member

Experienced in education settings, but also holding a Degree in Business Management (within Sport & Football). Sam also sits on the Football Supporters Association & Football Supporters Europe committee ('Future of Football') aimed at increasing fan engagement generally but also with a caveat to youth participation in democratic structures within supporters' organisations and football clubs.

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Lauren Kreamer

Board Member

Lauren Kreamer was co-opted onto the CAST board in March 2020 and formally elected at the AGM 2020.Lauren is a barrister and has experience in a broad range of commercial and Chancery work, including insolvency, banking and finance, property, and commercial disputes.

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John Barnes

Board Member

John was elected to the CAST board in 2018 and Re-elected 2020. He has spent most of his career working in the NHS as a construction project manager. Outside of work he enjoys football, live music and real ale, and is an enthusiastic song-writer and all-grain brewer.

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Paul Breen

Board Member

University lecturer and learning designer. Published author and regular contributor to such fanzines as Voice of the Valley and My Only Desire. Elected to CAST board 2021 but active participant for half a decade. EDI advocate and community activist in club, work and wider community.

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Bob Munro

Board Member

Worked in the gambling industry most of his career and was most recently Group Chief Human Resources Officer for bet365 Group before retiring. Bobs experience therefore included responsibility for Stoke City Football Club - so an inside track on the running of a professional football club.