About us Stichting CAFE The Stichting Board and Team The Supervisory Board Mark Flewitt 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 the Chair of the CAFE Board. Follow Mark on LinkedIn. Kush KanodiaDirector and Trustee Kush is a disabled BAME Social Entrepreneur and systems leader, a champion for equality and inclusion. Kush is a former executive trustee of CAFE's sister organisation Level Playing Field, and has been a disabled football supporter for over 35 years. He was also a member of the Chelsea Disabled Supporters Association (CDSA). Kush was a Torch Bearer for the Paralympic Games in London 2012, selected for his dedication to disability rights. He was recognised as being in the top 10 most influential BAME leaders in technology. In 2019, receiving the Entrepreneur of the Year - Asian Achievers Award, was included in the BAME 100 Business Leaders Index and received the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Kush also featured 2nd in the Disability Power 100, the list of most influential disabled people in the UK. In 2021, Kush led the #NoWheelChairTax campaign to success and transformed NHS England. By abolishing all disabled car parking charges from 206 NHS hospitals and helping 2.5 million disabled people to access critical healthcare in the Covid19 pandemic. Kush’s new campaign is to create a standardized and compassionate disabled parking policy for London, England and the UK. Kush is also a Director and Trustee on the CAFE Board. Follow Kush on LinkedIn. 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 a Director and Trustee on the CAFE Board. Follow Tony on LinkedIn. The Management Board Joanna Deagle 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 Company Secretary and Trustee on the CAFE Board. Follow Joanna on LinkedIn. Eleni Theodorou 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 Director and Trustee on the CAFE Board. Follow Eleni on LinkedIn.