Trust Oldham is a trading style of the Oldham Athletic Supporters Foundation Limited which is a private Limited Company.
The shareholding of Oldham Athletic Supporters Foundation Limited is entirely ‘owned’ by the membership base of Trust Oldham. There is no share capital.
A board of directors is appointed to manage the Limited company. Directors work on a voluntary basis for the company and volunteer their time/skills to manage the business.
In addition to the Articles of Association (with Companies House) the company abides by the following rules:
a. Membership of the Company is open to season ticket holders of the club subject to the final discretion of the directors set out in Article 15.2
b. The directors may admit as Members such other persons as they are satisfied are bona fide supporters of Oldham Athletic Football Club during such time as the agreed membership fee is paid.
c. The directors may admit other persons not in the above categories as associate members who shall be entitled to attend meetings of the Company but shall not be entitled to vote thereat nor be elected as a director of the Company.
d. Applications for membership shall be made in the form of the specimen Trust Oldham Membership Application
2. Board of directors
a. Any member of the Company shall be eligible to be appointed or elected as a director, provided they are aged 18 years or over.
b. Elected directors shall serve for a period of three years and shall then retire and shall be eligible for re-election.
c. Candidates for election must have been proposed in writing 14 days in advance of the date of the meeting.
d. The chairman has the discretion to permit the nomination of members for election to the board at an AGM.
e. Co-opted directors shall be required to stand for election at the next AGM, unless they have been co-opted within 4 months prior to the date of the meeting. They shall then be required to stand for election at the next AGM.
a. The chairman is elected by the elected directors of the Company.
b. Any director who has served a minimum of twelve months as an elected director of the Company is eligible for the chairmanship.
c. The elected chairman shall serve for a period of three years or one term.
d. A chairman cannot serve for more than two consecutive terms.
e. These provisions are in accordance with point 2b above.
4. Oldham Athletic Football Club Director
a. The Company is entitled to appoint a director (Club Director) to the board of Oldham Athletic Football Club.
b. The position of Club Director is elected by the elected directors of the Company.
c. Any director who has served a minimum of twelve months as an elected director of the Company is eligible for the position of Club Director.
d. The elected Club Director shall serve for a term expiring at the next board meeting of the Company after a period of three years has expired from their appointment. Nothing shall restrict the board’s power to remove the Club Director at any time.
e. A director elected as Club Director cannot serve for more than two consecutive terms.
f. The position of Club Director and Chairman can be held by the same person; the board will review this policy annually.
g. These provisions are in accordance with point 2b above.
Trust Oldham meetings are generally held on a monthly basis. Notice of times and locations of meetings are announced on the Trust Oldham website.