Scroll down to find out more about the Blues representing Evertonians across the globe on the Fan Advisory Board.
Dave Kelly (Chairperson)
Name: Dave Kelly
Seat: Elected to ‘unreserved’ seat (2022 fan vote)
I would like to place on record my sincere gratitude to all involved in the ESSG for their passion and commitment to ensuring the dream of a Fan Advisory Board became a reality.
I am also indebted to all the Evertonians who took part in the democratic process, particularly those who trusted me with their vote.
Rest assured I will give the Fan Advisory Board my total commitment. Any fan with any issues, do not hesitate to contact me - I will attempt to get you an answer. The Fan Advisory Board presents us with a once-in-a-generation opportunity, let's grasp it.
Onwards and upwards. In solidarity.
Julie Clarke (Secretary)
Name: Julie Clarke
Seat: Elected to ‘unreserved’ seat (2022 and 2023 fan vote)
I am honoured to have been chosen by the fans to sit on Everton’s first ever Fan Advisory Board.
I’ve supported the Blues my whole life and have travelled the world to watch them, including friendlies. Goodison, however, will always be my favourite place to watch - and Bramley-Moore Dock will have to work very hard to fill the same space in my heart!
An engineer by profession, I moved to London through my work and joined the Everton London Supporters’ Club and APFSCIL (Association of Provincial Football Supporters’ Clubs in London), where I represented fans of teams throughout the UK as Travel Secretary. Although issues around fans’ travel are important to me, I want to be a voice for all fans and to get their views represented on the Fan Advisory Board.
I still travel, with friends, to every home game, and will do so as long as I have a beating heart – and a car!
Name: Keith Done
Seat: Reserved seat (Everton Disabled Supporters’ Association)
An Everton supporter for more than 60 years, I was introduced to the Club by Brian Harris, who was a member of Brackenwood Golf Club where I spent most of my spare time in my teens. The first-team photo Brian gave me featured himself, a young Brian Labone, Dave Hickson, Bobby Collins, Jimmy Harris, Tommy Jones and Albert Dunlop, amongst others.
Brian served an apprenticeship as an electrician at Lever Brothers, Port Sunlight, and I followed the very same route.
I have a MSc degree in Manufacturing Management and I am a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (now the Institution of Engineering and Technology).
Through my wife’s membership, I joined the committee of Everton Disabled Supporters’ Association (EDSA), and I am the current Car Parking Officer.
My wife and I are season ticket holders in the Alex Young Lounge and eagerly anticipating our move to Bramley-Moore Dock.
I will assist all fans, disabled or otherwise, so please don't hesitate to contact me.
Name: Richie Gillham
Seat: Reserved seat (Everton Heritage Society)
I am delighted to be the Everton Heritage Society’s representative on the Fan Advisory Board.
Like most Evertonians, I have supported the Club all my life, watching my heroes Bob Latchford and Andy King in the seventies through to Howard Kendall’s glory days from the terraces with my dad, and then bringing my children up watching the Toffees.
I am currently the secretary of the Heritage Society and I have been a member for many years, supporting our projects and helping with the matchday exhibitions upstairs at St. Luke's Church.
Our goal is to support the fans and the Club through the Fan Advisory Board, particularly in maintaining the heritage of our Club during our final years at Goodison and leaving a legacy as we move to our new home on the banks of the royal blue Mersey.
Name: Scott McAllister
Seat: Elected to ‘unreserved’ seat (2023 fan vote)
In recent years, we have seen a disconnect develop between Club and fans but I believe that our club is at its best when everyone is pulling in the same direction.
I want to play a part in any way possible to improve those relationships and to help bring back the values that should be a non-negotiable for this club - honesty, respect, hard work, commitment. These are values I can guarantee to adhere to during my time on the FAB.
I look forward to meeting and engaging with as many fellow Blues as possible, to demonstrate my commitment to strive for a ‘better Everton’ - something I know we all want and deserve.
Up the Toffees.
Name: Paul McMonnies
Seat: Reserved seat (Football Supporters' Association Member)
As a lifelong Evertonian (aren’t we all?!), I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to put my money where my mouth is and play a part in helping to improve our club, especially at such a crucial time in our history.
The first year of the Everton Fan Advisory Board established some solid foundations, and I intend to be an active part in continuing that work, improving our communication in all directions and building a bridge from the fans to the Club, showing that the FAB can be a valuable asset to them both.
I am looking forward to engaging with as many Blues as possible, so that I can communicate the hopes, aspirations and concerns that we all have about our club to the people who can do something about it, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Up the Toffees!
Name: Julie Makin
Seat: Reserved seat (Everton Women Supporters' Club)
Firstly, I am honoured to be given this opportunity. I am a born and bred Evertonian, even says Everton on my birth certificate. I went to my first game in 1981 with my nan and dad and was hooked from the minute I walked out onto the Gwladys Street.
I am of an age lucky enough to have seen us win Wembley finals and league championships. I feel for those fans who have yet to experience this, but glory days will soon be back with us - I can feel it.
I played, coached and managed in women's football, a career spanning four decades! Now I am founder and chair of the Official Women's Supporters Club, originally formed in 2007 but made official in recent years.
I want to be the voice of all Blues fans and, of course, our beloved women's team. I am also a member of the Rainbow Toffees and our Her Game Too campaign.
I am looking forward to working with some amazing Evertonians. We aim to do you proud and be your voice.
Name: Paul Rigby
Seat: Elected to ‘unreserved’ seat (2023 fan vote)
I would like to take the opportunity to thank those Evertonians who voted for me in the election of Fan Advisory Board members. I am humbled, and I will do my utmost not to let you down.
The FAB represents the views of Evertonians wherever they may roam. We are all fans, but we are also customers, and our voices should be heard loud and clear.
There is no doubt our club and the world of football are experiencing significant transformational changes that must be harnessed to create a winning and progressive culture on and off the field, all done, while keeping our rich heritage and values as a guiding light in everything we do.
In my career, I have helped large, complex corporations navigate technological and organisational change, and I hope to bring this expertise to the table for the benefit of Evertonians.
Name: Tony Sampson
Seat: Reserved seat (International Supporters' Club Network)
Everton has been a part of my life for over 45 years. A match-going Blue when I lived in the UK, I now live in the US and I am still a season ticket holder. I was previously Chair of the Fans' Forum, through which I was privileged to represent Evertonians' views on a wide range of issues, including ticketing, matchday experience, retail, the new stadium and international.
I’ve also developed a network of international supporters' group leads across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with the aim of strengthening their connections with the Club and advocating on issues for overseas Blues.
Our fanbase makes Everton the special club we are. If we’re going to succeed, we need to ensure Evertonians have a voice and a say in the development of our Club. As a member of the Fan Advisory Board, I’m looking forward to listening to, engaging with and working on behalf of all Evertonians.
Name: Ken Sweeney
Seat: Reserved seat (Everton Supporters’ Club Committee UK representative)
I had the privilege of representing the Supporters' Club Committee (SCC) on the ESSG to ensure the Fan Advisory Board became a reality.
I have been a passionate Evertonian for over 50 years that goes to all home and away games and can even say I stood in the Boys' Pen for many a year and survived!
I am a founder member of the SCC and have 28 years' experience of running an active Supporters' Club. I have the knowledge and the passion to represent all supporters from inside and outside the Merseyside area, as I have a great knowledge and experience of representing fans directly to the Club at all levels.
I have helped organise two bike rides with the help of the SCC to raise over a 100k for Everton in the Community.
I am here to represent all supporters' views and voices so do not hesitate to contact me.
Name: Andy Vernon
Seat: Reserved seat (Everton Fans' Forum)
Aged 59, match-goer since age five, married with two grown up children (one a STH with me in Upper Gwladys).
I am fortunate enough to have seen us win three League titles and two FA Cups, together with success in Europe.
Like everyone, I long for those glory days to return to this magnificent football club.
I'm Vice-Chair and in my third and final year of the Fans' Forum. On the Forum, I am a member of the New Stadium, Retail and Evertonians against Hate sub-groups.