About us CAFE team CAFE Board of Directors Joanna DeagleCompany Secretary and Trustee Having originally joined CAFE in November 2014, Joanna was appointed as Managing Director and Trustee two years later. Joanna’s role at CAFE includes overseeing the growth and development of the organisation, working closely with UEFA, FIFA and other external stakeholders to deliver CAFE’s works across Europe and beyond. Joanna has a proven 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. Under Joanna’s stewardship, CAFE has overseen the organisation’s largest International Conference in Bilbao, the development of the Disability Access Officer role, the most accessible FIFA World Cup to date and obtained the organisation’s first project funded through the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme. Joanna also sits on the Management Board of Stichting CAFE, sits as an observer on the Council of Europe’s Committee of the Saint-Denis Convention (T-S4) and is a Trustee of Level Playing Field. She is currently studying as a student of the Executive Master in Global Sport Governance (mesgo). Joanna is also on the Management Board of Stichting CAFE. Follow Joanna on LinkedIn. Mark FlewittChair and Trustee Mark joined the CAFE Board of Trustees in 2017. His professional background covers 34 years working in banking and finance in UK and Latin America. Over the past 4 years Mark has also been involved as a Trustee, and recently as Chairman, with a UK charity which runs integration and therapy projects in Romania for the benefit of disabled and disadvantaged children and young people. Mark is a lifelong supporter of Arsenal FC, and his languages include Spanish and French. Mark is also on the Supervisory Board for Stichting CAFE. Follow Mark on LinkedIn. Kush KanodiaDirector and Trustee Kush is a former executive trustee of CAFE's sister organisation Level Playing Field, and has been a disabled football supporter for over 25 years. He was also a member of the Chelsea Disabled Supporters Association (CDSA). Kush, a Delivery Improvement Consultant with the North East London Commissioning Support Unit at the NHS, is also a trustee for the charity Ability Net which focuses on making technology accessible for disabled people. Previously, Kush co-founded Choice International. He also gained management and leadership experience, working at Morgan Stanley Capital International. He has helped pioneer and develop best practices in equality and diversity for a number of large multinational organisations. Kush is also on the Supervisory Board for Stichting CAFE. Follow Kush on LinkedIn. David MoussyDirector and Trustee David is Vice-Chairman of the DSA for Olympique Marseille FC (363 season ticket holders, making it the largest association of its kind in France). In his capacity of Vice-Chairman, David organises all aspects of enabling disabled fans to support Olympique Marseille at both home and away matches. His work includes liaising and negotiating with the club, coordinating volunteers on match days and providing support services to disabled fans. David has worked closely with Olympique Marseille in order to improve access for disabled fans and enhance their match day experience. A life-long supporter of Olympique Marseille, David is a big football fan and enjoys watching any match, from his son’s under 11 team to Barcelona or Arsenal! David is delighted to have the opportunity to put this experience to further good use as part of the CAFE team: developing DSAs similar to the HandiFan Club Olympique Marseille across France and creating a French national federation of disabled supporters. David initially joined the CAFE team on a part-time basis as a Project Co-ordinator around UEFA EURO 2016 in France. Tony TaylorDirector and Trustee 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 in sales, marketing, operational management and corporate governance. Tony has been involved with football for many years and is currently Chair of CAFE’s sister organisation, Level Playing Field. Tony is also on the Supervisory Board for Stichting CAFE. Follow Tony on LinkedIn. Eleni TheodorouDirector and Trustee Eleni is a young professsional with a hybrid background in both the private and the public sector. She has researched and conducted reports for the WHO, Geneva Gender Champions and Cern, Philanthropy Advisors and won multiple awards such as the All4Youth Innovation Challenge by Nestlé, EY, Firmenich and others. Her new endeavor includes supporting We Share Ventures, an impact investor for social enterprises, as an investor relations and strategy advisor Eleni is currently conducting a consultancy with the Global Business and Disability Network on business for the International Labour Organisation. She is also the partnerships manager for Movement on the Ground, a humanitarian organisation. Eleni has a deep interest in corporate impact investing and venture philanthropy for disability. Her goal is to create a mindset shift in order to show that disability inclusion is good business, and disabled people are a human capital that companies should invest in. Eleni is also a member of the Management Board for Stichting CAFE. Follow Eleni on LinkedIn. John RobertsDirector and Trustee John joined the CAFE Board of Directors in 2020, bringing over 25 years of experience in stadium design and architecture to the team. As Director of AFL Architects’ Sports & Leisure sector, John has managed and delivered projects for some of the world’s most high-profile clubs and major sporting events. He has extensive global experience in stadia design, having written and updated design guides for the Football Licensing Authority and English Cricket Board, and has presented papers to UEFA. Under his directorship, the practice has recently completed the design and delivery of Brentford Community Stadium, a benchmark for inclusive and accessible stadium design. In addition, his most recent major project has been the delivery of the 80,000 capacity Lusail Stadium, the largest stadium and centrepiece venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. As a strong believer in inclusive design and a fully accessible matchday experience, John regularly refers to Access for All in meeting and exceeding European standards on stadium builds and renovation projects. Follow John on LinkedIn.