Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam (JVT) graduated in Medicine from the University of Nottingham in 1987 and has spent nearly 40 years working in medicine and public health.
From October 2017 until March 2022 Professor Sir Jonathan was seconded to the Department of Health and Social Care, England as Deputy Chief Medical Officer where his portfolio was vaccines, pharmaceuticals, health protection, and biosecurity. In that role he has been extensively involved in domestic vaccines policy, seasonal influenza, infectious disease incidents (Ebola, Monkey Pox), the Novichok attack, and the Covid-19 pandemic.
He was a member of the UK Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies and co-Chair of the Global Health Security Advisory Group Pandemic Influenza Working Group. He has received multiple awards and accolades for his public communication of science and was awarded a Knighthood for services to Public Health in 2022.
“I am passionate about football. Football has been a big part of my life since childhood as a participant, a fan and now as a parent whose children play football in Lincolnshire. Participation in sport has a positive impact on our communities and for those individuals involved supports health, fitness and wellbeing and teaches teamwork, leadership and confidence.”
Nick is the Director for Finance.
Shan Jaehrig (She/Her)
Shan is the Senior Independent Director, FA Rep, and Director for Organisational Development.
Shan is a Partner in the local law firm Sills & Betteridge, specialising in employment and data protection. Shan advises local, national and international clients on all aspects of employment law, including discrimination and compliance with the Equality Act 2010.
Shan was a child protection lawyer at Lincolnshire County Council for 12 years in which capacity she sat on the local Safeguarding Board, advised independent enquiries into serious cases involving child abuse and implemented joint training with the Lincolnshire Police Force in relation to child online exploitation.
Shan is the Lincolnshire Football Association’s representative on the FA Council where she sits on its Judicial Panel and is also a committee member of the Disability Football Committee.
Shan is a Governor at Queen Elizabeth High School in Gainsborough and she is also a Trustee of the Disability Network West Lindsey.
Nick is the Lincolnshire FA's CEO.
Nick is responsible for shaping and leading the strategic direction and culture of Lincolnshire FA, and for leading the day to day running of the organisation - ensuring the effective delivery of its business plan and strategy. He works with the Board of Directors on matters relating to workforce, finance, corporate governance, football development and services, marketing, communications, public relations and risk management. He also ensures the Association effectively implement and maintains the FA’s Safeguarding 365 Operating Standard within Football.
Mark is the Director for Football Growth & Retention.
Mark has over 30 years in sports and leisure management with a genuine enthusiasm for sport and a belief in its ability to break down barriers and strengthen communities. Mark played football in a semi-professional capacity and also coached football at Huddersfield Town and Leeds United. Mark was the England Deaf Team Manager and still enjoys playing football being a regular participant in the Lincolnshire walking football league.
Mark is a Director of the Northern Premier League and worked for the Football Association for 17 years as the National Facilities & Investment Manager delivering over £1B of capital projects via the Football Foundation. This investment included schools, football clubs and local authority sites that have since benefitted millions of people. Mark also procured and delivered frameworks for 3G pitches (£150M), grass pitches (£10M) and modular buildings (£20M) and was also part of the FIFA technical advisory group.
Liam is the Director for Football Growth & Retention.
Liam has more than 20 years of experience working in football and communities, having started his career via an apprenticeship and working his way up to become Chief Executive of Lincoln City.
He is responsible for the day to day running of the Imps on behalf of the fans, directors and investors, including heading up a seven-man senior management team, and more than 150 employees. He joined Lincoln City in the summer of 2017 as they returned to the EFL, helping guide the club to a further promotion to League One where they reached the 2020-21 play-off final.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Liam spent 16 years in various roles at Doncaster Rovers and the wider Club Doncaster group - starting as an apprentice funded by the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) and graduating to a spell as Foundation chief executive then chief operating officer of Club Doncaster.
Liam also holds voluntary offices including chair of the English Football League Trust (EFLT), trustee of Lincoln City Foundation, along with ambassador roles at the Asian Sports Foundation and XP Free School Trust.
Liam is married to Jenna, who also has a distinguished career within sport and education. They have two children, Arthur and Jonah. His interests include football, golf, motorsport and spending time with his family. He and Jenna share a passion for historic properties and enjoy travelling both within the UK and further afield.
Nick was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire and still resides there with his wife and three children. He has been involved in the grassroots game of football for many years through his son who has played in various leagues and tournaments across Lincolnshire and he is now looking forward to working with the Lincolnshire FA to continue their great work in developing and growing the game in our communities throughout the county. In addition to football, Nick enjoys motorsports and is an avid Superbike and MotoGP fan.
Nick is a qualified accountant, a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute of Directors with more than 25 years financial experience across multiple sectors. In his professional career as Chief Financial Officer and Group Finance Director, he has worked with businesses and their Boards to develop and implement financial controls, advise on strategic direction setting and the execution of strategic plans and to develop robust business plans and monitor performance against them and it is these skills which he will bring to the Lincolnshire FA to compliment the Board and to support its long term planning, sustainability and growth through the achievement of its five-year strategy.
Tony is the Director for Commercial growth.
Tony has built a 30-year career in Financial Services, with the last two decades as a Senior Director in Corporate and Commercial Banking for a major UK Bank. He brings extensive Commercial knowledge and experience to the Board to support growth and prosperity of the association. Despite working across the UK and based in London for a number of years, Tony has always maintained his home and family in Lincoln, where he was born and spent his childhood. In 2021, he decided to step away from his corporate career to focus on using these skills to add value to businesses and organisations in Lincolnshire, most recently working with Lincolnshire County Council on inward investment.
An avid Lincoln City supporter and season ticket holder, his love for the game started as a youngster watching Lincoln City with his father in the 1970s. Additionally, having spent many Sundays watching his children play local football from under 6 to under to under 15, he has seen for himself the excellent work and guidance young people experience from parents and volunteers involved in playing grassroots football.
Tony says having the opportunity to put something back into the community, which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Lincolnshire people, is compelling and looks forward to contributing to making a difference.
Angela is the Director for Inclusion.
Angela has a background in research, insight and strategy, previously in the private sector and now within the sports sector, currently heading up the Insight & Strategy Team at British Rowing. Diversity & Inclusion is a big part of what Angela does day-to-day and she is passionate about tackling any inequalities within any sport. She has recently undertaken a large research study on the issues and challenges within the diversity and inclusion space, and believes it is critical to listen to the lived experiences of those who do not feel included.
Angela has lived in Lincolnshire since 2008 and has been part of the football community through her sons playing at grassroots level and within development programmes. She has lived and breathed football all her life and has enjoyed many moments in football grounds all over the country or on the touchline at the local field.