Philippa, Mike and Paul wrote a great biog for the site so you could get to know them… and it gave the rest of the board a bit of a prod to write their own profiles too. So, next up is Kev.
I’m 56 years old and live in Lincoln. I’ve been a Latics fan for a long time and a season ticket holder in the North Stand. I’m married to Patti and have 3 wonderful children who come with me to Latics games on a regular basis.
I worked in and around the Oldham area doing various jobs until I joined the RAF in 1991 which obviously took me away from Oldham and re located to Lincoln, where I’ve remained ever since.
I was surprised how many Latics fans live there and travel with some of them to home and away games.
My role in the RAF was an Airframe Technician and in my 22 years’ service I have worked on a variety of jet aircraft from the E3D AWACS, Tornado F3, Harrier GR9, Serving on operations in Bosnia in the early 90s and more recently in support of operations in Libya. I also had 4 years on the RAF aerobatic Team the Red Arrows ON THE Hawk T1 aircraft, which was one of the major highlights in my Air Force career.
I left the RAF in 2013 and now work worldwide for my current company installing Gas Turbines for power generation in some of the more remote places in the world.
I joined the Trust to make a difference and I felt that I had the skillset required to help the Trust move forward as it seemed to have stalled. I am pleased to announce that I have recently been made the Membership Secretary and am loving the role.
I genuinely feel that we are now moving in the right direction and excited for the future, if I didn’t believe this I wouldn’t have joined. I can assure fans that I will always give 100% answering fans questions, issues and concerns.
The fact that we have just had our lowest league position for some years is far from ideal. Off the pitch it’s an exciting time for everyone connected with Oldham Athletic and I want everyone to get on board with what we and the club are trying to achieve.
I implore anyone who wants to help us and the club to get involved, its all too easy to criticise and moan about things so be that person that wants to change things for the better and make a difference.