The Jersey Football Association is pleased to confirm the appointment of Mark Owers and Peter Charalambous to the Board of Directors
Mark has substantial board level experience. He has been a CEO, has held various Director roles, and was a Trustee of the British Youth Music Theatre. Mark was a founding member of the National Adoption Leadership Board, and the National Stability Forum for children in care in England. As a member of the Prime Ministers Delivery Unit, Mark represented No.10 on the National Child Safeguarding Board, and the National Child Health and Well-being Board.
Mark has particular experience in strategy, operational delivery, service development, safeguarding, diversity and inclusion, volunteering, performance management, policy development and implementation.
He is a proud social worker, father of five, and a passionate Newcastle United fan.
On his appointment Mark said, "I believe that football is a powerful force for good. I want to support the JFA to ensure as many people as possible, from diverse backgrounds, can get involved in football in the Island, and help the JFA to provide strong strategic leadership, and trusted governance. I am really looking forward to getting stuck in".
Peter Charalambous is a highly experienced and astute C-level Executive and Board level leader, having established a successful international banking career with two leading blue chip global organisations, having worked and lived in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. He specialises in driving transformation change in operational capability and performance in all aspects of client focus, people, risk, efficiency and transformation.
Whilst his career is grounded in Financial Services, his skills and experience are applicable across multiple industries and businesses, resulting in a career change in 2018 into Management Consultancy. Peter holds a number of independent roles in Jersey across the Public, Charitable and Finance sectors.
“I am delighted to be joining the Board of the JFA. As a registered charity, its work affects more than 2,000 players and 23 clubs across our wonderful Island by encouraging diversity, promoting best practices and creating a safe environment for all. I believe it has significant potential to go even further, by applying strong economic, social and governance values to deliver its strategy of ‘game for change, game for life".
Bradley Vowden, Jersey FA President said, "We are delighted to appoint new directors of such high calibre. Both Mark and Peter bring a broad, practical experience with a variety of public and private companies. The Board is looking forward to working closely with them and continue to ensure the Jersey FA makes a positive impact for all stakeholders."