We would like to put on record our grateful thanks to previous Chairman, Gary Cooper, who has led the Trust admirably through one of the most difficult periods of the clubs history. We will never forget your personal sacrifice and the outstanding leadership you have offered over the last 5 years giving the shareholders and members a fantastic base to work from. Our loss is Leeds Ladies’ gain. Like-wise with the outgoing board members at the AGM on Wednesday, Aidan Booth, Ashley Tabony, Patrick Bushell, Chris Coleman and Adam Carruthers, who have committed time, personal resources and their skills to the Trust, without want of anything in return. Your dedication provides the new board with a hard act to follow and a high benchmark to achieve.
This week indeed means the beginning of a new era within the Trust. Our new Chairman, Paul Keat, has been selected by the new board due to his experience and knowledge working closely with the previous Chairman for the last 3 years and in the Trust to attain continuity and focus on the things that really matter within our club, Leeds United. Paul has an intimate working knowledge of the Trust and is the natural successor to Gary. We feel he has the attributes to take the Trust to the next step of its development.
Each of us are fully committed to the work of the Trust, and in particular, achieving the objectives of the Vision Statement and to endeavour to build on the legacy and progress the Trust further in representing an increasing membership at the highest levels of British and European football and provide their United voice as a voice which needs to be heard.
We, the new board, provide a variety of skills in continuing the work of the Trust in engaging Trust membership, the club, protecting the rights of members attending games home and away, maintaining and developing links with local government, business and police organisations, monitoring financial aspects which involve the club, maintaining the potential to invest into the club through the Fan Share Scheme, working in partnership with local and national media as well as Supporters Direct and the FSF in conjunction with supporters groups both locally and nationally, in whichever division or competition we compete in, and, lastly, being 100% dedicated to providing a voice for every member for the betterment of your experience in supporting our great club.
To this we commit ourselves.
On, On, On
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