Club Officials

Andy Melvin – Chief Executive

Major shareholder of the Club since 1990, Andy continues to work to secure the future development of a new ground for the Club, whilst maintaining an overview of the Club’s activities.

Terry Barratt – Club Chairman

Terry is responsible for all the duties of a Club Chairman – to provide leadership and oversight of the Club, and to oversee its standards, its operation and chair the Management Committee.

Roy Izzard – Club Secretary & Treasurer

The longest serving member of the Hitchin Town FC Management team, Roy performs two major roles at the Club. He is the Club’s Football Secretary, liaising with the league and County FA on matters of operation of the Club’s football teams, and ensuring that matters of football affiliation, discipline and administration are effectively executed. In his role as Club Treasurer, Roy is responsible for the management of the Club’s income and expenditure, its cash flow, money management and the timely preparation of financial statements.

Mark Burke – Company Secretary & First Team Manager

In his role as Company Secretary, Mark is responsible for a number of the business management requirements of the Club, such as insurances and liabilities.
As First Team Manager, Mark is responsible for team selection, finalising the team and match day management, liaising with Roy to ensure all match details are prepared and submitted to strict deadlines.

Len Leroux – Ground and Safety Officer & Supporters’ Club Chairman

Len is responsible for all aspects of the ground operation, its safety, security and maintenance, both on match days and outside of match days.
As the current elected Supporters Club Chairman, Len is responsible for ensuring that the Supporters’ Club’s interests and representation are effectively included in all aspects of Club activities and planning.

Mick Docking – Commercial Officer

Mick is responsible for all of the commercial activities of the Club, liaising extensively with local businesses and commercial outlets to foster new relationships and maximise revenue income from sponsorship, advertising and fundraising for the Club. In addition he is the Club’s Programme Editor, ensuring the compilation of Match Day Programmes to strict deadlines in order to meet the League’s criteria for the production of these.

Fred Andrews – Commercial Officer

Fred works in partnership with Mick on the commercial activities of the Club, also seeking out new business partnerships and maintaining existing and well-established commercial business relationships.

Kate Deller – Events Officer

Kate is responsible for setting up and running events to assist the Club’s fundraising capabilities and community profile. She is the Minutes Secretary for the Committee and also contributes to much of the online sales activity and marketing of the Club within the community.

Chris Newbold – Communications Officer

Chris is responsible for ensuring good business practice for all external communications, social media, online sales and marketing activities across the Club. In addition he is the Club’s Fixtures Secretary, responsible for confirmation of Match details with opposition clubs and Match Officials. He is also the Club Administrator, and assists Roy with football matters such as the online management of Player discipline, FA affiliation and administration.

David Tudball – Supporters’ Trust Chairman

David is the current elected Chairman of the Supporters’ Trust, and is responsible for ensuring that the Trust’s interests and representation are effectively included in all aspects of Club activities and planning. He is also playing a leading role in managing the accounts of the Canary Club since the Club took over its management again in August 2018.