Cornwall FA Staff, Board and Football Management Board
MEET OUR CORNWALL FA TEAM
The Board Of Directors
Chairman & FA Rep: Geoff Lee
Vice-Chairman: David Bray
Finance Director: Peter Stevenson
Board of Directors: Geoff Lee, David Bray, Peter Stevenson, Ian Anear, Terry Richards, Brian Baker, Steve Lawrence
Independent Non-Executive Directors John Fabby, Nick Oswald
MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.
Vice Chairman, Football Competitions Director
Dave joined Cornwall FA in 1986 as the Secretary of the Youth Committee.
He served on the Youth Committee until it’s amalgamation with the Competitions Committee a
and was then Elected as the County Vice Chairman in 2012.
Dave is currently the Chairman of the Competitions Committee.
Founder member of Riviera Coasters FC ( St.Austell ) in 1967 served as its Club Secretary until 1986.
Favourite Teams: Plymouth Argyle. & AFC St.Austell
Favourite All Time Player: Bobby Moore
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.
Chief 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 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.
Special 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!
Football Development Director
Buildings and Health and Safety Director
Terry started playing football at fifteen (1961), for Foxhole and Nanpean Minors. A playing career which lasted 24 years included two seasons each at Sticker, Newquay and St. Dennis, the rest split between Nanpean and Foxhole. In 1985 he became manager of Nanpean for ten years and committee member until present time. Terry joined CCFA as Representative Area 6 in Mid-Cornwall in 1996, has served on various committees and elected onto the board when it became a Limited Company (2000), responsible for Health & Safety and Maintenance.
Terry enjoyed watching his granddaughter advance from girls’ to ladies’ football at Charlestown where a band of fantastic volunteers work hard at running boys and girls football. He also supports Manchester United since watching them lose to Aston Villa in 1957. Must be dedication!
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!!)
Safeguarding and Referee Director
Falmouth born (Liverpool supporter since the 1960’s) Steve enjoyed success in “junior” football before becoming a referee in 1975. Refereeing 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!
THE CORNWALL FA football management board (formerly COUNCIL)
Past President- Brian Conyon MBE
Life Members- David Rawlings, Nigel Hannaford and Peter George