EFDN presents CSR-panel at Future of Football Business Conference

11 September 2019

EFDN presents CSR-panel at Future of Football Business Conference

EFDN is proud to present the CSR-panel at the Future of Football Business Conference in Graz on 12 September. Our CEO Hubert Rovers moderates the panel consisting of Simon Taylor (Chelsea FC), Nicky Reid (SPFL Trust) and Henrik Oesau (SV Werder Bremen).

With more than 200 attendees from 10 plus countries and 25 plus international speakers, Future of Football Business is the conference for digitization, innovation and future topics in football business. EFDN presents the CSR-panel consisting of representatives from our members Chelsea FC, SV Werder Bremen and SPFL Trust.

Simon Taylor – Chelsea FC

Simon Taylor is Head of the Chelsea Foundation, one of the leading community organisations in sport. Simon is a graduate of Newcastle University with almost 20 years’ experience of the football industry. After leaving the Football Foundation Charity, Simon joined Chelsea in 2005 and helped create and establish the Chelsea Foundation in 2010 and has overseen the successful expansion of Chelsea’s community programmes throughout South England and 45 countries internationally.

Henrik Oesau – SV Werder Bremen

Henrik has a bachelor degree in sports, health and prevention, a master degree in sports, organizational development and management and has worked for several years for non-profit organisations while working specifically with refugees in football since 2014. Since 2015 Henrik has been trying to use the power of football as a catalyst for social inclusion and social advancement at Werder Bremen. For that, he coordinates several projects for young refugees next to the Weser-Stadium and in different neighbourhoods of Bremen.

Nicky Reid – SPFL Trust

Nicky Reid has worked in professional football for more than 10 years. Her experience includes sales and marketing at a club level plus club community programme delivery across a range of delivery areas including lone parents, disengaged youths and ex-offenders. She was also instrumental on the creation of Falkirk Football Community Foundation, one of the earliest charities set up at a professional Scottish club. Their employability programmes were award-winning and Nicky trained Chelsea FC, Everton FC, Sunderland FC and Portsmouth FC before they embarked on their Premier League into Work programmes. In 2013 she joined the SPFL Trust and took over as General Manager in the spring of 2015. Under Nicky’s leadership, the SPFL Trust has launched a new strategic plan 2016-2021 which focuses on inspiring and supporting clubs, helping them build capacity to work with people in need, engage funders on national projects, and a renewed focus on establishing relationships at a national level.


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