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The team

The company policies are fixed through the Board of Directors.

CHAIR
Chris Isitt

DIRECTORS
Steve Frankham
Sean Jones
Gray Smith
Ginette Gower


Chris Isitt

Chris has been a Chelsea supporter since the 60s and a Pitch Owner since 2015. He also recently represented the Manager’s Bar on the CFC Hospitality committee for two years. Until February 2020 Chris was Vice President, EMEA & Australia, at Rubie’s Masquerade and has extensive international consumer sales and marketing experience. He has now become an independent consultant.

Steve Frankham
Accepted an invitation to rejoin the board of directors and to act as chairman in October 2011 following the resignation of Richard King. A long-time Chelsea supporter, who was an original director when CPO was founded in 1993, Steve became its chairman in 1997 - when the late Tony Banks resigned as chairman upon entering government - and led CPO during its most successful period of fundraising.

Sean Jones
Sean is a barrister and part-time Employment Judge. He is a MHU season ticket holder and has been a supporter for 40 years. He has been a CPO shareholder since January 1995.

Gray Smith
Gray Smith is a partner in London law firm Smith Hamilton, and has been a Chelsea supporter since the 1970s. Gray lives with his wife, Andrea Catherwood, and three young sons, all of whom are Chelsea members.

Ginette Gower
Ginette has been a Chelsea supporter since the 80s and a Pitch Owner since 2003. She has a track record in communications, marketing and public relations over many years. Her last permanent role was Head of Marketing & Communications at Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce until October 2017 when she left to start her own consultancy.

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