Hertfordshire FA Board & Staff

Board and Staff

Meet The Team

Staff Team

Karl Lingham - Hertfordshire FA County Development Manager/Joint Acting CEO

Karl Lingham

Joint Acting CEO / County Development Manager

My role is to manage the football development team to implement the Hertfordshire specific version of the National Game Strategy. I also lead on the Facility and Investment element of the Strategy working closely with colleagues at the Football Foundation.

Email: karl.lingham@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 01462 650217

George Wells - Hertfordshire FA Operations Manager/Joint Acting CEO

George Wells

Joint Acting CEO / Operations Manager

As Operations Manager I lead a team that focus on customer excellence, facility management, strategic planning, administration, HR, marketing, communications and events. Our aim is to ensure our stakeholders are provided with excellent customer service at all the key touch points on their journey. In addition to this I have taken on the responsibility of Joint Acting CEO with Karl Lingham where I’m responsible for Corporate Governance, Management of the Finance Committee and production and delivery of the company’s business plan.

Email: george.wells@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 01462 650204 / 07873 621181

Football Services TEam

Lauren Halsey - Hertfordshire FA Football Services Manager

Lauren Halsey

Football Services Manager

I lead the Football Services team to govern the game in Hertfordshire which includes dealing with Discipline, County Cup Competitions and League Sanctioning. My main role includes investigating serious offences that occur on and off the pitch.


Phone: 01462 650203 / 07944 460065

Joseph Karram - Hertfordshire FA Football Services Officer

Joe Karram

Football Services Officer

As the Football Services Officer for Hertfordshire FA, my key role is to support volunteers and the football workforce to use Whole Game System. I also help to govern the game in the county and ensure fair play on and off the pitch.

Email: joseph.karram@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 01462 650202 / 07879 623969

Gemma Smith - Hertfordshire FA Football Services Administrator

Gemma Smith

Football Services Administrator

My role covers many aspects of football services in the county, mainly focusing on the delivery of all the County Competitions and County Representative Football.

Email: gemma.smith@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 01462 650201 / 07515 444896

Football Development Team

Danielle Evans - Hertfordshire FA Coach Developement Offcier

Danielle Evans

Coach Development Officer

I support the development of coaches across the county of Hertfordshire and within our affiliate clubs, through our annual programme of coaching courses. If you are wishing to start or continue coaching football across the county and need some support or guidance then please get in touch.

Email: danielle.evans@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 01462 650208 / 07814 615358

Phil Sharp - Hertfordshire FA Referee Development Officer

Phil Sharp

Referee Development Officer

My role covers many aspects of refereeing in the County. While mainly focused on recruitment and retention, this also includes using my experience to support the development of referees and to help ensure they have an enjoyable experience as a match official.

Email: phil.sharp@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 01462 650220

Laura Majed - Hertfordshire FA Education Administrator

Laura Majed

Education Administrator

I support both Danielle and Phil in my role to organise and administer Coach and Referee Education courses across the county. If you need any help before, during or after your education course with Hertfordshire FA, please get in touch.

Email: laura.majed@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 01462 650211
Richard Drake - Hertfordshire FA Designated Safeguarding Officer

Richard Drake

Designated Safeguarding Officer

My role covers all aspects of safeguarding and welfare in football across Hertfordshire. As the County Safeguarding Lead you can contact me for advice and guidance on safeguarding matters, including criminal records checks.

Email: richard.drake@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 01462 650215 / 07738 284200
Steve Maker - Hertfordshire FA Football Development Officer

Steve Maker

Football Development Officer (Disability)

In my role I will support the development and provision of disability football across Hertfordshire. This involves working closely with key partners, clubs, leagues and local groups to support the development of football for all.

Email: steve.maker@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 01462 650219 / 07944 461476

Beatrice Thirkettle - Hertfordshire FA Football Development Officer

Beatrice Thirkettle

Football Development Officer

In my role I will be covering football in the Dacorum, Three Rivers and Watford areas. I will cover all aspects of football and work to develop clubs, leagues, coaches and players. My strengths lie in inclusion and engagement of underrepresented groups.

Email: beatrice.thirkettle@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 01462 650224 / 07532 430594
Kieran Fox - Hertfordshire FA Football Development Officer

Kieran Fox

Football Development Officer

In my role as Football Development Officer for the East Herts and Stevenage region, I support the delivery of football development by working with local authorities, facilities, and local & professional clubs to increase and sustain playing participation and raise standards across the whole game.

Email: kieran.fox@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 01462 650223 / 07516 422181

Beth Dawes - Hertfordshire FA Football Development Officer

Beth Dawes

Football Development Officer

In my role I cover the North Hertfordshire and St Albans area, working closely with clubs, leagues, players and key partners to support them with all areas of football development so that there are opportunities for all to be involved with the game. 

Email: beth.dawes@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 01462 650210

Operations Team

Marianna Okoh - Hertfordshire FA Finance Officer

Marianna Okoh

Finance Officer

I enjoy juggling the variety of financial tasks my role offers including supporting our finance director, tracking income & expenditure & ensuring our suppliers are paid on time. Please get in touch if there is anything you would like to discuss!


Phone: 01462 650212
Stuart Mugford - Hertfordshire FA Marketing and Communications Officer

Stuart Mugford

Marketing and Communications Officer
My role is to ensure Hertfordshire FA communicates effectively with stakeholders across the county. This includes responsibility for managing our website, social media, printed communications, events and press enquiries. 

Phone: 01462 650218

Ben Southby - Hertfordshire FA Digital Marketing Apprentice

Ben Southby

Digital Marketing Apprentice
In my role as a Digital Marketing Apprentice, i'm responsible for managing and producing content across our website and social media platforms, as well as providing coverage for our Representative team games, County Cup Finals and County Events.


Phone: 01462 650222 / 07973 861983

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