Oxfordshire FA


Oxfordshire FA

David Tutton - Chair

David retired as an engineer in 2009. He has been a volunteer involved in grassroots football in many positions as an administrator, coach, manager, and player for many decades.

He was elected to the OFA Council in the 1992/93 Season as the OFA Youth Officer overseeing the under 16’s and 18’s Representative Teams, and interacting with local youth leagues. He also sat on Discipline Commissions and the County Cups Committee.

He held the Chairman’s position from 1999 until 2001 to oversee the Incorporation to becoming a Limited Company. In 2011 he was elected to FA Council and served on three Committees. Business Support, FA Vase and FA Youth. He also sat on Discipline Commissions for the FA Vase and FA Youth. He represented the FA as an Ambassador, and Head of Delegation for the England Youth Teams across the globe until 2018, when he stepped down from the role.

He joined the Oxfordshire Senior League (Step 7) in the 2018/19 Season and developed a Website as Media Officer for the League. He also took on the role of League Secretary in 2021 and they gained FA Accreditation in 2021.

He was re-elected to the OFA Board in 2022 and voted-in as Chairman in June 2023. He is presently developing a Participation Committee Structure to give the Membership a voice in the decision-making process. He continues to work with all Board Members to drive forward a better future for the Community and its Members. 

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Femi Dada

Femi is a Chartered Accountant with deep expertise in Audit and Risk. He is a confident and commercial Finance and Risk expert with extensive experience in both public and private organisations in the UK as well as overseas. He comes with a track record spanning over three-decades of successful consulting engagements with an emphasis on: Strategy, Risk, and Governance.

At the heart of Femi’s success is his ability to quickly understand the strategic and commercial imperatives that drive his client’s needs, in the context of the prevailing regulatory and legislative framework that govern their industries. Femi is a fellow member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountant, in addition to the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He prides himself with maintaining his cutting edge by rigorous continuous professional development, keeping him up to date with the trends impacting his profession.

Femi has held different roles in charitable organisations including: the Chair of Finance and Staff Committee for St. John Fishers’ Catholic School, he is also the Independent Adviser to Career Nuggets (a prominent business/ Career coaching service on SKY TV).

Femi joined the OFA in April 2018 as an Independent Director of Finance, and has since contributed to the long-term strategic direction of the organisation.

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Jonathan Duckworth

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with a Masters’ Degree in Human Resources Management, Jonathan was Head of HR at Twickenham Stadium for the Rugby Football Union and England Rugby teams from 1997 to 2001 when he was then headhunted by Harley-Davidson to be their European HR Director.

In 2005 he became Group HR Director for the Jockey Club’s 15 racecourse venues before moving to a similar role with an international Ferrari-backed motor racing series based at Silverstone.

He has been a special advisor to Sporting Equals since 2008. He became more involved in local grassroots football in Oxfordshire in 2010 when helping to coach youth teams at Wychwood FC.

In 2015 he was recruited by Swim England as their People and Development Director where he ensured successful Sport England Advanced Equality Standard accreditation, and in 2016 was appointed as a member of the Leicester City Football Club Equality Working Group. He joined our Board of Directors as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director in 2018 before taking on the role of Chief Executive.

In 2020 he also joined the Leicestershire County Cricket Club Board of Directors before being appointed as their Chairman in 2021.

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Christine Kane

Christine is the Director of Safeguarding at Marlborough College and a qualified and registered Social Worker. Additionally, Christine serves as a Trustee of Everyone’s Invited.

She was previously Head of Safeguarding at Aston Villa Football Club, where she successfully developed and implemented a safeguarding strategy to meet the standards set by The FA and Premier League following the club’s promotion back to the top flight of English football in 2019.

Prior to this, Christine worked in Germany for the Ministry of Defence providing safeguarding support to MOD schools overseas and led on developing a robust global safeguarding training needs analysis for the MOD worldwide.

Christine has served as a Non-Executive Director of the OFA since October 2022 and is the OFA Board Safeguarding Champion and FA Council representative. 

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Brian King

Brian is originally from Middlesbrough, Teesside and is still an ardent fan and supporter of Middlesbrough FC. His working career saw him serve in the RAF until 1988. His final posting was in 1979 to Brize Norton where he settled to live in Carterton and has lived there since.

On his retirement from the RAF he moved into local government in 1989 and took up a post in Financial Services until his retirement as the Corporate Risk and Insurance Manager of Swindon Borough Council.

He became a Director of the OFA Board in 2018, previously serving as member of OFA Council from 2006. He took over the OFA Interim Chair role in June 2022 and has spent time with all of the staff learning the business. He is also Chair of the Referees Committee and also sits on disciplinary panels. Many know him having been a serving Officer of the ‘uhlsport’ Hellenic League since 1991, initially as Referee’s Officer becoming Chief Executive in 2008 and now serving as Football Operations and Finance Manager.

He also served for five years as a National League System delegate to The Football Association serving on the FA Leagues Committee.

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Lucy Roberts Hartley

Lucy is the Marketing Director for the NFL (National Football League) and has worked in sports marketing and communications for the past 15 years.  

Prior to the NFL, Lucy was the Head of Marketing and Communications for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, Head of Marketing for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and before that spent 6 years leading the marketing for FA Competitions at the FA, most notably The FA Cup and Women’s FA Cup.

Lucy is a lifelong football supporter, played from a young age and is passionate about providing sporting opportunities for young people - unlocking the power of sport to create positive change and to make a difference to people’s lives.  

Lucy is originally from Yorkshire, before relocating to London and now lives with her family in Thame, Oxfordshire. 

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Alan Spence

Alan originates from Aylesbury and moved to Oxford in 1974. He played the majority of football in Aylesbury before moving to Oxford. He is a retired Police Officer. He has been involved with football all his life, either playing, coaching or administration.

He became involved with Summertown Stars Football Club in 1990, when his son started playing. In 1993 he started coaching and managing his team, and did that up until they were 18 years old, when they moved to Oxford University Press and started playing in open age football. During that period, he had become the Club Secretary and had joined the Oxford Boys League, initially as a Committee Member and in the latter stages he was the Fixture Secretary.

In the mid 1990s, he was elected to the old OFA Council for the Oxford City.  As a consequence of his involvement, he became Competition Secretary for several of the County Cup Competitions, including the Junior Shield, the Intermediate Cup, the Ladies Cup and also various of the youth competitions, including the under 18’s, under 15’s and under 14’s cups, plus the girl’s competitions, which he did with the late Steve Simmonds. During this same period, he also sat on disciplinary commissions, and administered the County Youth representative side, both boys and girls. 

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Andrew Thomas

Andrew is an experienced international fundraiser who has held director-level roles within the Higher Education and charity sectors.

He moved into philanthropy following a career in commercial sport and has maintained a detailed connection with the industry through various assignments, including as Director of Fundraising at the International Paralympic Committee in Germany (2015-2019) where he worked globally to support the development of Para sport in developing nations.

At the University of Oxford, he led fundraising campaigns in support of the famous Iffley Road sports complex and two of its constituent colleges – St Peter’s and St Benet’s Hall. He is currently Director of the Philanthropy Company.

Andrew joined the board of the OFA in 2020. His daughter is a professional goalkeeper in the FA Women’s Championship and his passion for football is tempered by being an Everton fan!