Frances Milner appointed chief executive of the Leeds United Foundation

New CEO announced.

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The Leeds United Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Frances Milner in the role of chief executive officer.

Frances joins the club’s official charity with immediate effect, bringing over 25 years of experience working in the charity sector.

Most recently, Frances held the position of director of fundraising and marketing at The Prince’s Trust for the past four years.

Prior to this, she spent 10 years at Cancer Research UK, holding a number of senior roles, including executive director of philanthropy and partnerships, following a role as fundraising director at Maggie’s, leading the funding for their cancer care and support centres within communities across the UK.

Frances is also a trustee for MAG (Mines Advisory Group), a member of the Institute of Fundraising Learning and Development Committee and a mentor for both the Elischer Foundation and the University of Leeds.

An avid Leeds United supporter, Frances will now lead the Foundation in her hometown.

Leeds United chief executive, Angus Kinnear said: “We are excited for the future of the Leeds United Foundation with Frances at the helm. Frances has a proven track record in the charity sector and we now look forward to her driving the Foundation in a positive trajectory. Leeds United are committed to making a difference to the community and huge strides have been made over recent years in reconnecting with people in the local area through various programmes and activities, having a positive impact on their lives and wellbeing.”

Chair of the Leeds United Foundation, James Rogers added: “I’m really pleased that Frances has joined the Foundation as its CEO. The Foundation is constantly looking for ways to deliver for the local community and we have experienced real growth in recent years and last year served over 43,000 participants in the city and surrounding areas. Frances joins us with a wealth of experience in the charity sector and I look forward to working closely with Frances and the Foundation’s Trustees and staff to continue to deliver some fantastic programmes for the communities of Leeds.”

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