Chairman – Howard Ellis
Howard became chairman of the football club in the summer of 2017, taking over the reins from from Elwyn Preece.
Howard has a long association with the football club and had been a steward at the club for many years, before taking up the role as chairman.
Director of Football – Phil Williams
Phil is the longest serving member of the board and is currently director of football, working closely with manager Chris Hughes.
He is well known in the town as a retired physics teacher and a supply teacher, community councillor and sheep former.
He joined the board at the end of the first Welsh Premier League season in the early 1990s.
He is involved in the academy and has large knowledge of local football having formerly played for Newtown, Caersws, Mochdre and Abermule.
Barry Gardner – Finance Director
Barry has strong family links to the club, and is a chartered accountant who is also the club’s financial director.
His parents Barbara and Colin are heavily involved in the club, and he has been on the board since 2003.
Club Secretary – Dave Mills-Evans
Dave, father of centre half Kieran, has been on the board for the past couple of years.
Last year he moved to helping out with player administration, and is now the player administration secretary.
Nigel Bevan – Board member
Nigel began watching the club in his younger years, before holding many roles at the club such as selling the programme and working as kitman.
He began as kitman when the club played in the English system, was part of the staff under Brian Coyne before finishing in 2009.
Noel Owen – Board member
Noel has been on the board for over 15 years and runs a steel fabrication business.
He has sponsored club kits for many years, and has helped construct many things around the ground, including the 180 seater under the TV gantry.
Marie Williams – Board member
Nick Evans – Director of Operations
Nick is no stranger to Newtown having been a lifelong supporter and will now take responsibility for overseeing all things operational at the football club, in a professional manner.
He will be assisting the board to set an ambitious vision for the club, both on and off the field, with clear and defined targets. Strengthening the clubs brand positioning and engagement levels with the local community and businesses will be prioritised.
Nick currently coaches in the Newtown Academy U13’s but is better known as being Managing Director of locally based civil engineering company, EvaBuild. His underlying passion is for placing Mid Wales firmly on the map of Wales.
Having already good knowledge of the club and academy, coupled with his local extensive network, Nick will be a great asset in helping the club reach its future ambitious goals, and placing AFC Newtown at the heart of the community.
Kevin Speake – Director of Football
Kevin’s role as Director of Football will see him take responsibility for every aspect of football at the club.
He will be working closely with the first team management team to ensure we create a strategy that meets the club’s ambitions, driving improved performance on and off the pitch, whilst also laying good foundations to build on for the future.
Kevin will also oversee the academy, an integral part of the club’s future plans, with the intention to improve the standards across all aspects of the academy and to ensure integration of academy players into our 1st team in the future.
Kevin has a successful background, in both football and business, which will bring fresh knowledge, experience and energy that can only help the club move forward.
Football wise he has enjoyed success developing, managing, and coaching at all levels of football and spent several years working with Shrewsbury Town Academy.