This new body will be known as the Fan Advisory Board (FAB), and will meet at least twice per year.
We are delighted to announce the elected representatives as follows:
- Season Ticket holders: Jennifer Ball
- Away match attendees: Mark Silverstein
- International Members: Ryan Saulsbury
- Gold Members: Tim Richards
- Hospitality guests: Chris Wait
Details of the first meeting will be confirmed in due course.
The formation of the Fan Advisory Board further reinforces our commitment to meaningful engagement with supporters on key topics that affect them – such as the matchday experience – to help inform our decision-making process on a range of non-playing matters.
Indeed, this is already done on a regular basis across a range of formal channels and informal channels with club officials. And whilst such dialogue will continue with supporters and supporter groups, we are committed to further enhancing engagement with supporter representatives on important topics through this new, formal process.
The forum will include senior club staff, including the club’s nominated Board Level official, and a Chair. Club officials will join a number of supporter representatives from a range of existing groups, including one representative from each of the following: The Disabled Supporters’ Association, Crystal Palace Independent Supporters’ Association (CPISA), Proud and Palace; the Holmesdale Fanatics; and the CPFC Women’s Supporters’ Association.
Each of the above organisations have ran their own nomination and voting process to appoint their FAB member; please contact them directly if you require further information.
The club is committed to ensuring a broad range of the fanbase is represented, and as a result, there are five additional places for supporter representatives from the following categories: a Season Ticket holder; an International member; a Gold Member; a Seasonal Premium Hospitality guest; and a supporter who travels to away matches.
Applications from supporters who fall into these categories were received between 8th September and 21st September 2023. These were reviewed by the club’s Chief Operating Officer, as well as the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), with shortlists created.
The FSA managed this shortlisting with the support of the club, and the club have not vetoed any applicants.
A vote took place on shortlisted supporters amongst each of these respective categories.
For example, Season Ticket holders were able to vote for their preferred Season Ticket holder representative – and the candidate with the most votes was elected.
Supporters not affiliated with one of the existing supporter groups mentioned above, who did not fall into one of the categories listed above, were regrettably not eligible to vote for a FAB representative.
- Applications have now closed.
- Voting on shortlisted candidate has also now closed.
- Supporter representatives have now been confirmed above.
- As mentioned above, each of the listed independent Supporter Groups have run their own election/appointment process.
- The first FAB meeting will be held in November and announced in due course.
Any other business?
We ask that FAB applicants enter this process with the intention of engaging constructively with the club on matters that affect the supporter base.
We would like to thank all supporters who apply to sit on the Fan Advisory Board, and we will post updates on cpfc.co.uk and via email throughout the process.
Please email email@example.com with any enquiries.
Terms of reference
Supporters are able to read the original Terms of Reference for FAB applications here.