Trustees

Howard Thorne

Howard Thorne is the Chairman of local housing company, Shropshire Homes, having founded the organisation in 1981. Howard became Head of our Trustees in 2019, taking over from Ryan Jervis.

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Ryan Jervis, OBE

Ryan Jervis, OBE is the Chairmen of the Trustees and Shrewsbury Town FC Stadium Announcer.

Ryan Jervis was a teacher for 40 years in schools throughout Shropshire. He became the head teacher of Lakelands School in Ellesmere in 1995 and was prised out of retirement to become head of Adcote School in Shrewsbury, an independent girls school where he remained for two years. In 2008 he was appointed OBE in the Queens New Year’s Honours for services to education.

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Mark Bramall

Mark Bramall is the Director of Dyke Yaxley.

Mark trained as an accountant with a local firm following his departure from Shrewsbury Sixth Form. He joined Dyke Yaxley in 2003 when they took over the Moore Stephens office. He finished his ACCA qualification at Dyke Yaxley in 2004 and in 2010 became a director of the company. He is responsible for a portfolio of clients covering a wide range of business sectors, with his focus specialising in business advisory services helping clients develop their businesses.

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Dave Edwards

Dave Edwards was born in Shrewsbury in 1986 and is a professional footballer, currently playing for his boyhood club – Shrewsbury Town. His career has seen him play for clubs such as Wolves, Luton Town, Reading, and also made 43 appearances for Wales, playing in the side which reached the Euro 2016 semi-finals. In 2019 […]

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Nick Jones

Nick Jones is the Principal of Nick Jones Wealth Planning.

Having coached football and general sports in Shropshire and the US whilst at University, Nick qualified as a teacher with a BEd Business Education in 1994. In 1996 he became a Financial Adviser and in 2004 he joined St. James’s Place Wealth Management. He has developed his Practice significantly over the last 13 years. He is also the Chair of the Shropshire Chamber Patron Members.

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Mandy Thorn

Mandy Thorn is chair of her company, Marches Care Ltd and a trustee of Skills for Care and chair of local charity Lingen Davies Cancer Fund. In addition she is the Chair of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. In 2014 she was awarded the MBE for services to dementia.

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Karen Bradshaw

Karen Bradshaw is the Director of Children and Young People’s Services at Shropshire Council.

Following graduation Karen trained and then worked as a Careers Adviser for a number of years before becoming the Chief Executive of the Connexions Service for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. Karen transferred into Shropshire Council as Assistant Director for Youth Support, then was appointed as Assistant Director for Learning & Skills, before being appointed as Director of Children’s Services in April 2013.

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Brian Caldwell

Brian Caldwell is the Chief Executive Officer of Shrewsbury Town FC.  Brian joined from Scottish side, St Mirren in 2016 after spending 8 years in a similar role at the club and 10 years at Ayr United previous to that.  

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Ellie Johnson

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Jamie Robertson

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