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Meet The Board

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

As you will be aware, there have been a lot of changes at OASF in 2021. The summer's AGM saw a number of departures and resignations and a new cohort of directors elected. Subsequently, we've had a resignation and co-opted a number of volunteers onto the board in order to help out in these most extraordinary of times.

We'd like to introduce you to the new team and tell you a little about them. We've included their contact details and if you wish to contact them directly, they'd be happy to hear from you.

Jim Booth - Director

Jim is the chair of OASF. His main area of expertise is in the financial sector, where he contributed to the roll-out of corporate improvement schemes and applications. He made the move into social housing in 2017 and is responsible for compliance in various areas. You may be aware of Jim as the author of The Abdallah Years Timeline, which chronicles significant events at OAFC under the current regime. Jim is responsible for assets, facilities and potential buyer/investor relationships.


Matt Dean - Director

Matt will be known to some fans as the host of The Boundary Park Alert System! podcast. He has a background in delivering education and training, digital marketing, music and as a small business owner. Matt is director of media and communications and is responsible for improving output such as statements, surveys, news pieces, email marketing, developing the website and social media.


Bradley Knowles - Director

At just 26, Brad is the youngest member of the team, a passionate support who has been going home and away since 2005. Many fans will know him as the organiser of away trips from the Lowerhouse Pub. Brad is a broker by profession and has a law degree. His role at OASF is director of fan engagement and is the nominated contact with the Football Supporters Association.


Darren Mills - Co-opted Director

Darren started volunteering with OASF in January 2021 and was Co-Opted onto the board in October 2021. A HR professional with 10+ years in the profession and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Darren has worked in several different sectors in HR and Training & Development Roles. Bringing experience such as Employment Law, Employee Relations, Coaching & Mentoring, Business & Organisational Culture to the board.


Jason Partington-Russell - Co-opted Director

Jason has supported the club for over 30 years. His background is in the staffing and recruitment industry with skills in training, development, sales, service and a strong commercial awareness. He is currently responsible for helping coordinate volunteering opportunities, skills audits and other areas of immediate focus within OASF, such as supporting the short, medium and long term strategic aims of the Foundation.


Paul Whitehead - Co-opted Director

Paul is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 20 years experience of operating at Executive Director level in businesses with a turnover of up to £100m pa. He is also a non executive Director of a large housing association and serves as the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. He has also previously served as the Chair of a Credit Union. He has been attending games at Boundary Park since he was a young child in the late 1960s.

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Looks like a really good balanced team, very encouraging!

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