Meet the Board

The Mariners Trust Board is a small group of fans who work entirely on a voluntary basis.  We are always looking for help either at full board level or by helping with individual projects.  Please let us know if you have spare time to help us, or wish to join our Board.
Here are the members of the Mariners Trust board together with a brief profile for each: –

Terry Rudrum – Chairman

Picture by Rick Byrne - 31st August 2010 - story by Paul Smith - Terry Rudrum who is retiring from his role as safety officer at Blundell Park, home of Grimsby Town FC.

Terry is now retired after spending 10 years as Safety Officer at Grimsby Town. Prior to that, he worked in production at the Findus Factory in Grimsby.

Ian Townsend – Treasurer


Ian is now retired after spending many years working in the civil service. He does a fantastic job keeping tabs on our finances. In his spare time, Ian is a keen programme collector and quizzer.

Hannah Dawson – Secretary, Marketing & Website Management


Hannah is an Advertising & Marketing graduate from the University of Lincoln, as well as working as a Client Care Team Leader & Marketing Assistant at Chattertons Solicitors & Wealth Management. A lifelong town fan and season ticket holder, attending both home and away games on a regular basis.

Jon Wood – GTFC Board Representative


Jon attended his first game in 1978, and is a season ticket holder in the Main Stand with his wife and 2 children. He is our Board Member who sits on the GTFC Board of Directors. By day, Jon is part of the management team at the local hospital, working as an Operational Matron.

Paul Savage – Vice Chair, Marketing & PR

Paul is our media and marketing guru, which is what he does for his day (and night) job in the entertainment industry. He is well known for his blogs under his ‘Too Good To Go Down’ name, and has won a ‘Blogger of the Year’ award in 2013.

Stuart ‘Peg-Leg’ Raithby – Membership & Website Management


Stuart has been supporting Town for over 30 years and his favourite all time player is John McDermott. He works in after sales in the motor trade, and is fondly known as ‘Peg-Leg Mariner’ due to having an artificial leg.

Andrew Nutting – Junior Co-ordinator


Andrew attends matches with his son Jimmy, and together they travel to most away games. He works shifts as a process operator, and his focus for the Trust is to develop and grow our Junior section.

Kristine Green – Supporter Liaison Officer

Kristine has been appointed Supporter Liaison Officer, and works alongside the SLO committee to help improve match day experiences for fans. She joined the Board in November 2015, and supports town both home and away with the Mini Mariners.

Alan Rutter – Board Member

Alan has been involved with the Football Club for many years, and was the Football Intelligence Officer at the Club for seven years. He knows a lot of the supporters and also the needs of the fans, so hopes to make a positive contribution.

Allan Ogle – Board Member


Allan works in Sheffield but lives in Chesterfield. He is the Charity Manager of Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids charity, (Hallam FM are the sister station of Viking FM, part of Bauer Media group), and is also a governor at the school his sons attend. He has a wealth of experience in PR, Marketing, creative campaigns and working with communities. He’s been a town fan as long as he can remember and has visited around 30 current league clubs.

Tom Roberts – Board Member


Tom is 29 years old with 2 children, a season ticket holder along with his son Bobby who is 5 years old. He is ex-Royal Navy for 8 years, and supported town since he can remember. Tom is very keen to develop and help the junior section.

Sharon Dobbs – Consultant


Sharon is our resident expert for the bars, and advises the Board on all aspects to ensure they run smoothly. She has been in the licensing trade for the majority of her working life, and brings invaluable knowledge and experience.

Dave Roberts – Consultant

Before taking early retirement in 2013, Dave worked for Young’s as Commercial Financial Controller. His first game was in 1966, and has been attending ever since. Having stepped down from both his position on the Trust Board, and on the GTFC Board of Directors in 2016, Dave will continue to work alongside the Trust in a consultancy role.