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  • Tony Taylor

    Tony heads up an independent management consultancy specialising in human resources and talent management. He chairs a number of organisations and is Chief Examiner for a large professional body, for whom he is also a subject expert author covering sales, marketing, operational management, leadership and corporate governance. Tony has been an active management Trustee of LPF for a number of years, and was previously Secretary before assuming his current role as Chair. He is also a director and trustee of CAFE (the Centre for Access to Football in Europe). In 2019, he was listed as one of the top 100 most influential disabled people in the UK by the Shaw Trust in their highly respected Power 100 listing.
  • Steve Evans

    Steve, a keen Liverpool supporter, was born and lives on Wirral, Merseyside. He joined the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers (REME) at the age 16 and after a successful military career, worked for Nestle until illness and disability forced early retirement. He then became a radio presenter and can currently be heard regularly on local hospital radio on Wirral; he is also a sports summariser and newspaper reviewer for a commercial radio station in Liverpool. Steve was a Games Maker and Ambassador at the London Paralympics in 2012 and is currently a Public Governor of the Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Steve recognises the benefits of following football and the need for a greater emphasis to be channelled into encouraging disabled people to attend sporting events. Steve is also a supporter of LPF’s sister organisation, CAFE (the Centre for Access to Football in Europe).
  • Joanna Deagle

    Joanna is the Managing Director of the Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE), Level Playing Field's sister organisation, and is dedicated to improving access and inclusion for disabled people through the power of sport. She joined CAFE in November 2014, and was appointed as Managing Director two years later. Joanna has worked closely with LPF for a number of years and was the Projects and Research Manager for LPF in 2015. Joanna's role at CAFE includes overseeing the growth and development of the organisation, working closely with UEFA and other external stakeholders to deliver CAFE's works across Europe and beyond. She has a proved track record of working with football's governing bodies to ensure that major tournaments and finals are accessible, inclusive and welcoming for a range of disabled spectators. Prior to joining CAFE, Joanna worked and volunteered for a number of organisations such as Emmaus France, and their partner organisation Burkina Faso, the Brazilian Paralympic Team and ReachOut. She is fluent in French and Portuguese and was a Games Maker, supporting the Brazilian Paralympic Committee at the London 2012 Paralympics.  
  • Jo McNicol

    Joanna brings with her a wealth of experience and has actively worked and campaigned for greater accessibility within the travel industry for numerous years. A lifelong supporter of Tottenham Hotspur, Joanna has followed Spurs across the UK and Europe, building friendships and contacts with both the club and fans alike. She is also a keen traveller and attends other sports matches worldwide. Joanna intuitively understands the needs of others and uses her excellent communication skills to better improve the experience for all. Her aim is to close the gap of what is accessible and what currently is not.
  • Jamie Beddard