We’re delighted to announce that Lewes FC has co-opted Michelle Bowie Krige onto the board as a Non-Executive Director.
Michelle’s background is in science and business. After earning her PhD in Genetics, publishing numerous papers on stem-cell research, she took an MBA at INSEAD and became Senior Director of Business Development at a leading science consultancy. Michelle became a Lewes FC owner in 2017 and has been working increasingly closely with the club as a volunteer, with a particular focus on our Equality initiatives and related business development.
Lewes FC Chair, Stuart Fuller, said, “We’ve all been hugely impressed with Michelle, and we’re delighted that she accepted our invitation to join the board. This is the first time that we have co-opted a director since the club became community-owned back in 2010, and we don’t do it lightly. Michelle is the real deal: she will make a great difference to what we can achieve.”
Michelle said, “I am looking forward to working with the Board, managers and players to promote Lewes FC’s social leadership and football success.”
Lewes FC owners can meet Michelle at the England-New Zealand match at the Amex on Saturday, to which the club is taking 130 of our players, staff and volunteers, or at matches and fans’ forums in the coming season.
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A note on co-opting directors
Lewes FC Club Rule 66 permits the board to co-opt up to four “external Directors” to serve a fixed period subject to review at least every 12 months. Michelle Bowie Krige is one such external Director. She has been selected by virtue of her specialist skills and experience which are considered to be of benefit to the club. Her initial fixed period on the board is until the club’s AGM on Thursday, 24th October 2019, at which point she may choose to stand for election to the board, and if she doesn’t do so, or stands but is not elected, she may be co-opted again annually for one-year terms.
Similarities between this role and elected director role: Co-opted directors receive board materials and are invited to attend board meetings. Co-opted director is appointed to the board at Companies House and with the FCA.
Differences between this role and elected director role: Co-opted director doesn’t get to vote on board matters (thereby preserving the fact that all votes are cast by directors who have been directly elected by the owners). Co-opted director can be removed at any time by a majority vote of the board.