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About | The Trust Board

The Tranmere Rovers Trust Board is made up of the following people:

Ben Harrison (Trust Chairman)

The Chairman of the Trust since 2008, Ben Harrison attended his first Rovers game in 1970. He has worked in the voluntary sector for 25 years, co-founding Weston Spirit and working as Chief Executive for 18 years.

Ben currently owns and runs his own business, Home & Homebrew Tap with outlets in Oxton, New Brighton & West Kirby. He has been involved in the Trust since 2005, initially as a Board Member. 

Ernie Hayes (Treasurer)

Ernie Hayes was born in Tranmere and has supported Rovers for more than 55 years. He has more than 30 years’ experience as an Investment Manager, including more than a decade in the City of London as Director of the Investment Management arm of a merchant bank.

On returning north, he has been a Director of various investment management and stockbroking firms. His principal areas of expertise are finance and marketing. 

Rob Jackson

Rob Jackson was born in Wilmslow but moved to the Wirral in 1965. He started his own business in 1982 and steered the company to a turnover of over £4million before selling in 2000. A season ticket holder in the Tranmere Suite for more than 30 years, he attended his first Rovers game in 1967.

Rob has owned several companies in manufacturing and retail over the last 25 years. 

Rob Edwards

Rob has been watching the Rovers since 1975, only missing a handful of home games since 1979, so has seen the best and the worst of the club.

Having worked in corporate and retail banking, as well as a lengthy period with an Investment Fund, Rob will bring commercial experience to the Trust, and those who know him, will expect Rob to be a devil's advocate to other board members, ensuring that the best decisions are made for the members and the club.

Gareth Richards

Gareth was born and brought up in Birkenhead.  He attended his first Rovers game with his father in 1990 aged 10.  Having been a regular ever since and a season ticket holder since 1994 he also regularly follows the whites on the road.

Gareth manages a local branch of the UK's largest independently owned industrial procurement and supply company.

Gareth is also an FA qualified football coach and runs a local junior football team. 

Simon Crabtree

Simon has been in love with Rovers since a cold November evening versus Wrexham in 1987. Years later, his love for the club and fans is just as strong as it was in 1987. From his seat in the Kop, he is surrounded by close family and friends and the wider support.

Simon is a joint Company Director of a well-established business that has been growing since 2005. His role means that Simon deal with a cross section of our community on a daily basis and in many ways this reflects the base support at Rovers. 

Simon is also the Chairman of New Ferry Rangers. He started the club with one team in 2006 but has since grown into one of the best clubs on the Wirral. In this role Simon is the main fundraiser at the Club, trying to keep costs for parents to a minimum. Simon also runs an annual football festival that attracts teams from all over the North West and north Wales. This runs over 2 days in June and has around 220 teams playing. It brings over 5000 people each day to Town Lane fields.

Over the last few years Simon has also been working on a £750K remodelling project, taking over the local youth club.

Jess Grundy

After her grandad bought her a season ticket for the Johnny King stand in 2005, Jess continues to watch Tranmere on a Saturday afternoon. Jess has been on the Trust board for six years and has been involved in a number of community initiatives. 

Jess has recently worked on Trust projects including the packing and delivering of food parcels during lockdown and the refurbishment of the Johnny King Stand. 

Janice Monty

Jenn Kell