Statement from Steve Edgar, chairman of the Sports & Education Trust.Gerald Kelly will be leaving his post as the Head of Wycombe Wanderers Sports and Education Trust (WWSET) later this month and the Trustees of WWSET would like to thank Gerald for his innovative ideas and strong leadership during his time in post.
Gerald returned to WWSET last year, on this occasion taking over the leadership of the charity and he has achieved a great deal in a relatively short-time. The team has been restructured and customer satisfaction ratings indicate high levels of satisfaction with the programmes being offered and run by WWSET.
In addition, several new opportunities have been explored and are now ready to be established and these will enable WWSET to further expand its offer over the coming year. Gerald and his team have worked hard to improve links with both existing and new clients and partners and the Trustees wish him every success in his next business venture.
Steve Edgar, Chairman of the WWSET Board of Trustees, said “The SET Board have been extremely grateful to Gerald for his calm professionalism. He has brought valuable experience from his previous post at Oxford United FC where he was Marketing Manager and Community Trustee.
"His business knowledge, strategic thinking, drive and commitment have helped ensure that WWSET has adapted successfully to an increasingly competitive market. WWSET has worked alongside WWFC to review and redefine the relationship between the Football Club and the Community Trust and both have enjoyed increased success this year and are well placed to move successfully into the 2015-16 season.”
Following national adverts that attracted significant interest, SET have appointed Paul Foley to the position as Head of WWSET and he will overlap with Gerald for a brief period before taking sole charge later this month.
Paul joins WWSET from his current post as the Operations Manager at AFC Wimbledon’s Foundation and he will bring with him significant experience gained in leading a successful community scheme in South-West London.
The Board of WWSET look forward to Paul joining Wycombe Wanderers as the Head of WWSET and given his track record to date anticipate that he will ensure that SET continues to go from strength to strength over the coming months, bringing several new opportunities to fruition, whilst ensuring that the current extensive programmes continue to flourish.