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Inspiring Your Future Through Sport
Your Club Your Community

Meet Our Trustees

The Sheffield United Community Foundation is extremely proud of our Trustees who volunteer their time, experience and knowledge to provide help and advise to the charity and are committed to the vision of a more active, healthy, educated, respectful and integrated society in Sheffield:


Mike Blundell (Chair of Trustees)

Mike, who was the founder of Blundells Estate Agents in 1977, is the esteemed Chair of our Trustees and is a member of the Board of Sheffield United FC. His business experience as well as an extensive business network in the city will be extremely important to the continued growth of the Foundation.

  Darren Baker

Darren joined the Trustees in December 2012 and brings a wealth of experience in fundraising, having organised a number of extremely successful charity balls and functions. In addition, Darren is the owner of JBDoors who are based in Rotherham and co-founder of Alluguard Ltd, manufacturing and distributing roller garage doors to the door industry. Darren will also add significant business acumen to the Community Foundation.


Steve Brown

Steve is currently MD of Highlander IT and Telecoms, whom he joined in 2001. Steve was a professional footballer here in Sheffield before injury curtailed his career and he moved into the business world. His understanding of business organisation and commitment to first class customer service will be invaluable to the Foundation.


Sipra Deb

Sipra is the Managing Director of The Play Arena, a large family entertainment centre with a soft play area located on Little London Road close to Bramall Lane. Her vision was to create a community hub where children could learn and flourish whilst families socialise. Sipra was named Business Person of the Year at the 2013 Sheffield Business Awards. Her entrepreneurial spirit will be warmly welcomed by the Foundation.

  Tan Khan

Tan has over 25 years experience in the property sector and is currently the Regional Director of Monaghans a multi disciplinary property consultancy, with Head Offices in Sheffield. With his vast experience of project managing multi million pound constructions, his skills will be an important addition to the Trustees.

Suzanne Liversidge

Suzanne is a Lead Partner in the Sheffield Office of the international legal firm of Kennedys. Suzanne was inaugurated as President of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2011 and has the distinction of becoming the Chamber’s first female President. Suzanne, who is the Vice Chair of the Trustees, contributes extensive business knowledge to the charity.

  Dave McCarthy

Dave, who is the Operations Director, at Sheffield United FC has a long standing relationship with the Community Team. Dave brings valuable football and business experience to the Community. He is well-known locally, a Blade and will add a new dimension to the Community operations.