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Cornwall FA Staff, Board and Football Management Board


Chief Executive Officer

 Dawn Aberdeen 

Dawn Aberdeen

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Governance Team

Richard Pallot Governance Manager

Richard Pallot, Governance Manager

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 Claire Summers- Evans- Designated Safeguarding Officer                                 

Claire Summers-Evans, Designated Safeguarding and Governance Officer

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 Football Development Team

 Daniel Greenough Senior FDO

Daniel Greenough, Football Development Manager

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Vicky Fisher

Vicky Fisher, Womens, Girls & Disability Football Development Officer

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 Joshua Stockdale Male FDO

Joshua Stockdale, Football Development Officer - Youth Male Participation

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George Roberts, Marketing and Communications Officer

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Referee Team

Lee Edit 

Lee Swabey, Referee Development Officer

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 Luke Wilkes

Luke Wilkes, Referee Appointments Officer


Mark Philpott, Referee Appointments Officer


                                                                 The Board Of Directors

Chairman & FA Rep:    Geoff Lee

Vice-Chairman:             John Fabby      

Finance Director:          Peter Stevenson                        

Board of Directors:      Geoff Lee, Peter Stevenson, Ian Anear, Brian Baker, Steve Lawrence and Steve Carpenter

Independent Non-Executive Directors    John Fabby and Nick Oswald


Geoff Lee

Geoff Lee

Board Chairman, FA Rep

Geoff was elected to Cornwall FA Council in 2002.

He has represented Cornwall on the National FA Council since 2005 and has been Cornwall Board and Council Chairman from 2008 to present.

Geoff has a background in teaching where he taught in Cornish Schools for 34 years after training to be a teacher at Exeter St Lukes College.

He was once a County player and player for a number of South Western League teams and after stepping away from playing was then County Youth Team Manager and Former Chairman of Cornwall Schools Football Association.

Geoff was born East Ham, London and is a West Ham Supporter.


John Fabby

John Fabby

Vice Chairman and Football Development Independent Director







Peter Stevenson

Peter StevensonFinance Director 

Peter is a Chartered Accountant with offices in Launceston and Falmouth and has been involved with Launceston AFC for many years including being finance director since 2000. Peter is also the Finance  Director of South Western Peninsular Football League.

Although never playing football himself his daughter played for 10 years with a claim to fame of scoring in the FA cup.

Away from football Peter enjoys spending time with his family and working! In earlier life when he was fitter Peter was a qualified British Canoe Instructor.

Dawn Aberdeen

Dawn AberdeenChief Executive, Company Secretary

Other than as a pitch-side parent and spectator Dawn's involvement in football started as Club Secretary of Charlestown Youth Football Club in January 2000, a role she did for many years.  Dawn also sat on the committee of the East Cornwall Youth League for 2 seasons.  During this time she started working for the County FA on a part-time basis, then full-time. It was in 2007 when Dawn became Governance Manager and following an extended period of covering for the County Secretary whilst on sick leave she then applied for, was interviewed and became the first Chief Executive (title change) on 1st October 2011. 


Ian AnearIan Anear

Staff Director 

Ian started playing Youth football with Truro City before moving up to the Combination League side, before spending a season with Penryn Athletic. Ian then moved away from Cornwall in 1970 to continue a Local Government career, moving first to South Wales and then to North Devon. He continued playing during this time until knee injury ended his playing career.  He then took up refereeing in 1981, whilst living in 

North Devon, the next year returning home to Cornwall in 1982 and continued with his refereeing career, progressing to become a Referee in the old South Western League.  Injury again intervened and refereeing career ended in 1987. Ian joined Truro City FC in 1988, holding a number of positions including the position of Club Secretary when the Club won the FA Vase in 2007, before stepping down in 2010.

Ian joined Cornwall FA in 2005 as a Divisional Representative before becoming a Director and Board Member in 2010.


Brian Baker

Brian BakerSpecial Projects Director

Brian has been involved in local football, in various capacities, for nearly 50 years. When playing he enjoyed spells at Camelford, Stoke Climsland and Callington. Brian also supported Cornwall SFA  and helped run the East Cornwall SFA U 14/15 sides through his teaching carer. After finishing playing his involvement in adult football continued with roles in managing and assisting for many years at Callington before crossing the Tamar and joining Tavistock. Later on Brian took up administrative roles especially within the CFA, firstly becoming a member of Council and then joining the Board of Directors. Away from football he is a big supporter of Cornish cricket and will often be seen relaxing  on the boundary of various Cornish cricket grounds enjoying the sun and the odd glass of lemonade.

Nick Oswald

Nick OswaldMarketing Director 

Nick was was born and bred in Newbury, Berkshire and played all his youth football in that area.  At the age of 16 he signed professional forms with Southampton FC whilst still attending school, he then joined Reading util the age of 20 before realising he was not going to make a living out of playing football so joined the Royal Air Force as a Physical Training Instructor and served a total of 32 years.  In that time Nick represented the RAF and the Combined (Army, Navy, Air Force) teams both at home and abroad.  Towards the end of his playing career he took the FA coaching badges and is currently holding the ‘UEFA A License’ (level 4) coaching qualification. Nick has just become an FA Coach Mentor and previously was a Coach Education Tutor for the Worcester FA for 10 years before moving here to Cornwall in 2012.

Nick has over 4,500 freefall parachute jumps – (it’s a long story!!)


Steve Lawrence

Safeguarding and Referee Director 

Falmouth born (Liverpool supporter since the 1960’s) Steve enjoyed success in “junior” football before becoming a referee in 1975. Steve LawrenceRefereeing in local leagues, the old South Western League and at County Championship level he was appointed to referee both the Senior and South Western league cup finals in 97/98.  Becoming a referee assessor (Observer) in 2000 he observes those seeking promotion at County, Supply and National league levels. A CCFA Council and Board member since 2016 he is currently the Board “Safeguarding” Champion, using knowledge and experience gained from almost 25 years as a school Governor, also sitting on both the CCFA annual awards and groundsman of the year panels.

A staunch supporter of referees he has held many “offices” within the Referees Association, currently a County Life member receiving both local and national awards for his service. He also holds a “Humpty Dumpty” award received many years ago when, at half time, he fell over a wall at Mawnan Smith not realising that he’d dropped his pencils. Cautions were not issued in the second half and fortunately no goals were scored!


Steve Carpenter 

Steve moved to Cornwall in 1974 on joining the Royal Navy and spent most of the next 28 years based at RNAS Culdrose. During this time, he played badly (his words) for a small number of teams in the local area before turning his hand to coaching, managing and refereeing where he was fortunate enough to officiate on Service and Inter ServiceSteve Carpenter - New Vice Chairman on CCFA Board matches around England and in such varied countries as Kuwait and the Philippines as well as local games.  Injury ended his active involvement on the field and his Naval career in 2002.  Since 2008 he has been involved in league administration on the Falmouth/Helston League, the Trelawny league and latterly the St Piran League where he is the League Secretary.
Steve first joined the then Council in 2012 as the Trelawny League representative before taking a break from football during the 2017-18 season to go travelling.  He was re-elected in 2018 as an Area Representative (West). 
Steve is currently the Chairman of the Rules and Competitions Working Group and was elected as County Vice Chairman in 2020.  
Originally from Scunthorpe he remains a committed follower of The Iron.


                   THE CORNWALL FA football management board (formerly COUNCIL)


President- Nigel Hannaford

Vice-Presidents- Gerald Sobey, Oliver Rowe, Chris Batters

Life Members - Nigel Hannaford

Chairman & FA Rep- Geoff Lee

Vice-Chairman- Steve Carpenter

Finance Director- Peter Stevenson

East Area Individual Representatives

David Bray

Barry Cudmore

Geoff Lee

Terry Richards

West Area Individual Representatives

Ian Anear

David James

Stephen Lawrence

Steve Carpenter

East and West Area Individual Representatives

Brian Baker

League Representatives

SW Peninsula: Paul Hendy

St Piran League: Mark Adkins

East Cornwall Premier: Gary Cornish

Cornwall Combination: Lester Thomas

Trelawny: Gerald Munden

Duchy: Ian Trevenna

Cornwall Womens: TBC

Cornwall Sunday: To be confirmed

East Cornwall Youth: John Galvin

Kernow Youth: Kevin Knowles

Referees Representative: SImon Long

Schools Representative: Andrew Harvey

Disability Football Representative: Hailey Collins

Youth Council Representative: TBC

Equality Representative: David Haigh