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Board Profile – Warren Heppolette  

Current board term AGM 2021 – AGM 2023​.

Candidate statement AGM 2021:

“I have been a fan and member of FC United since the summer of 2005 with my first game being the first competitive home game against Padiham at Gigg Lane.

I have always been content to have my connection to the Club as simply a member, season ticket holder, fan, drinker of pints, eater of pies and singer of songs. However, over the past 2 years I have become more involved in supporting the running of the club through my membership of the Stakeholder Relations Committee. I was asked to join that committee to support the actions necessary to secure the Club’s long term future in Moston and am pleased to have been able to play a small part in the work of that committee.

More recently I have supported the development of the Club’s 5 year vision and was part of the team which presented to staff and members to set out that ambition, the new management structure and the new committee structure.

I am also supporting a key aspect of the Club’s community work in developing options for the future of the Food Hub with Club staff, volunteers and partners in Manchester City Council and across North Manchester.

I think this work has given a platform for the Club to thrive in the next phase of its development and this is behind my decision to offer my service more directly. If we manage this well, the fixed committee structure, alongside the new management structure will strengthen the role and effectiveness of the Board as well as ensuring the Club draws on a deeper well of talent from the membership. This in turn will support succession planning for the Board and Committees through the pool of skilled individuals which we can now encourage and support.

I believe I would bring some useful skills to the Board. I have been in public service for nearly 30 years working in and across the NHS and Local Government. I have longstanding experience and vision in leading the improvement and integration of public services. I have a consistent track record in delivering innovation, productive partnerships, improved performance and organisational reputation.

I am also a Trustee of Greater Sport, the county sports partnership for Greater Manchester.”

If you would like to contact Warren, please email warren.heppolette@fc-utd.uk