In late 2013 Steve retired from Buckinghamshire County Council where he was the Head of the Learning Trust which oversees the educational provision across the county. Before joining the Children’s Services Team at County Hall in 2003 Steve was a secondary school Headteacher for 13 years and spent a total of 27 years working in schools across three different local authorities in London and the south-east.
Steve’s involvement with the Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust followed the partnership that was established initially between the County Council and WWFC to develop a ‘Playing for Success’ centre. This has developed into the highly successful Matrix Study Support and Learning Centre based at Adams Park. Steve is instrumental in developing opportunities for the Trust to have a positive impact not just on sporting outcomes, but also in creating educational and personal development opportunities for children and young people.
In his spare time Steve has been a season ticket holder at WWFC for many years and he enjoys standing on the terraces and supporting the team both home and away, whenever possible.
Reg has lived in the Wycombe area since 1965 and has been a season ticket holder at Wycombe Wanderers since 1992. A retired Certified Accountant Reg developed a wide range of experience in industrial, sales and retail operations during his working career. Reg has always been active in the local community, and during the last 40 years was Treasurer and/or Chairman of a number of voluntary organisations in the area. He was a School Governor at Cressex Community School, an appointment he took up from Sept 1992 until July 2017. In 2004 he was a founder member of the Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust, now Wycombe Wanderers Trust Ltd, and was their Treasurer/ Finance Director from the formation until he retired in February 2015.Reg has always had a keen interest in sport; football and golf in particular, and his financial expertise and enthusiasm to assist WWSET make him an invaluable member of the Board of Trustees.
Dr Gina Allan worked as a GP in Buckinghamshire for over 20 years. During these years, she was committed to the NHS and developed a specialist interest in health promotion and disease prevention for all.
In 1993, on WWFC’s elevation to the Football League, Gina was appointed as Club Doctor, a post she held until 2016. She considered working for WWFC to be a privilege. The role developed not only her interest in sports medicine but also an understanding of the workings of a professional football club. She was Honorary Medical Officer for The National League until 2017. Gina remains an enthusiastic supporter of WWFC and still attends as many matches as possible, both home and away.
Gina is delighted to be a trustee of WWSET as she feels the organisation embraces her interests of inclusion, healthy lifestyles, improving physical and mental health and football
Alan moved to the High Wycombe area in 1986 and after watching both FA Trophy Finals at Wembley started bringing his family along to Adams Park when Wanderers joined the Football League in 1993. He has missed very few home games since and along with his wife now attends about half of the clubs away matches too. All of Alans 3 sons have also developed a love of Wycombe Wanderers and have been involved with the club in both supporting and various working roles.
Alan took early retirement after working for more than 40 years in banking where his key tasks involved establishing working relationships, customer service, office organisation, and achieving operational efficiency.
Alan became a Director of the Wycombe Wanderers Trust in Feb 2011 (re-elected in 2014) and has been heavily involved especially since the Trust became owners of the Club in 2012. He is the chief editor of the Trust website and also took on the Trusts Facebook page in order to ensure that the club communicates with members and fans in as many ways as possible. In addition Alan also works on the capital structure of the Club, using his banking knowledge to good effect in order to raise funds against the assets, which under the restructure of 2012, came into the ownership of the Frank Adams Legacy Limited.
Alan has also somehow found time for other voluntary work for Wycombe Wanderers, including repainting the main gates and the former Loakes Park gates, cleaning stadium seats, cutting down overgrowth and other ground maintenance jobs. Alan has also been involved in junior football for about 20 years and continues to help out a local team long after his sons stopped playing for them.
In his limited spare time, Alan plays golf and is trying to reduce his handicap!
Ian was born in Buckinghamshire and has lived locally to Wycombe for the past 33 years, with much of this time spent as a keen supporter of Wycombe Wanderers.Ian offers the Sports & Education Trust a wealth of business, industry and commercial experience having spent over 40 years as a chartered insurance broker & independent financial advisor. Ian was Managing Director of Hibernian Insurance Brokers PLC for over 30 years and also held the role of President of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Harrow and Wembley.
Another role Ian has previously enjoyed undertaking was as a lecturer on behalf of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Ian is married with three children and has three grandchildren that he likes to spend as much time as possible with.
Dave is currently chief executive of Dacorum Sports Trust based in Hertfordshire. He has over 20 years’ experience working in the sports development sector and has been involved with numerous football clubs community programmes. Previous professional roles have included business development and head of services for children and young people. Dave is also a trustee of another national sports charity and brings a wealth of knowledge and contacts which support the programme at Wycombe.
With two young sports-mad sons who were both born in Wycombe, Dave is keen to ensure WWSET maximises opportunities for young people to learn and develop through sport and activity.
In his spare time, Dave manages a local under-8s football team.
David was born and went to school in Wycombe. After university David worked for two multinational pharmaceutical companies including six years spent overseas but never lost his love for Wycombe Wanderers. When the founders trust was established in 2004 David became a member and spent a number of years serving on the trust board. David’s appointment on to the Sports & Education Trust board allowed him the opportunity to help both the club and the trust become more aligned which allows for greater productivity and ultimately benefits the community of High Wycombe.
Karen Robinson (nee Adams) was educated in Wycombe. After university, she worked as a social worker in Liverpool, providing services to homeless young people & adults in the city centre, as well as children, adults & families in North Liverpool.
In 1988, Karen moved to London, where she currently lives, and worked for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. For 17 years, she was based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, managing children and families teams, and multi-disciplinary early help teams, plus forming close partnership working relationships with hospital and community paediatric and maternity services, CAMHs and adult mental health services, as well as substance use and special needs teams. As Head of Early Help, Karen also managed social inclusion initiatives before retiring in 2014.
Karen became Honorary President of Wycombe Wanderers Trust in 2008, and Director of Frank Adams Legacy Limited in 2016.
Karen is a passionate believer in enhancing children and young people’s education to give them greater opportunities in life, and the correlation between good physical health & mental health and educational achievement.