Hi, I’m Simon Colebrook and I’m honoured to have been elected to the board of the PST. I’m also very proud to have been trusted by my fellow Board Members to act as the Treasurer of the Trust.
I’ve lived in Portsmouth virtually my entire life, from growing up in Paulsgrove, to now living in Fratton with my wife. I’m a Chartered Accountant, working in a local manufacturing business and I’ve been an accountant now for over 20 years.
I’m passionate about the rebirth of Pompey and about building and safeguarding a sustainable club for the future generations. It’s my desire to see Pompey back in the Championship, playing in a stadium fit for the 21st century and with the safeguards in place to stop it being wrecked by bad owners.
As the Treasurer, I have a number of responsibilities to the Board and also to the Members.
- Setting up and monitoring strong financial controls that protect the finances of the Trust
- Recording the transactions of the Trust and reporting on them to the rest of the Board
- Making sure that our plans and strategies are properly costed and budgeted for
- Ensuring that the Members have confidence that the money they put into the Trust is properly used, and that the Trust’s investment in the Club is safe
In addition to those responsibilities, I’m also keenly interested to find out and understand what the financial requirements will be for Pompey to be a sustainable Championship level club, how the PST can be a full part of funding that requirement and also what investment vehicles might work for the Trust.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org