Our Trustees

Gavin Laws Chair

Gavin retired from Standard Chartered Bank in 2012 after a career with them spanning 37 years. His most recent role was Group Head of Corporate Affairs based in London in which he was responsible, amongst other things, for the management of the Bank's brand and sponsorship activities. Gavin was actively involved in the Bank's CSR activities as lead on Nets for Life, an initiative to defeat Malaria, and a board member on the highly successful ‘Seeing is Believing’ sight programme.

Gavin is currently Chair of Union Bank UK Ltd, Chair of Berkhamsted School, and a Non Executive Director at ASA International Holdings Ltd, Travelex Holdings Ltd and TAWT Ltd.

Peter Moore CEO, Liverpool Football Club, Vice Chair, LFC Foundation

Liverpool-born Moore took up his new role as Chief Executive Officer at Liverpool Football Club in June 2017.

Peter has more than 30 years of experience in gaming, entertainment and consumer products. He has held leadership positions as the Corporate Vice President of the Interactive Entertainment Business of Microsoft Corp., as President and COO of SEGA of America and Senior Vice President of marketing at Reebok International Ltd.

Prior to his appointment at Liverpool Football Club, Peter spent almost 10 years with Electronic Arts in a number of roles including Chief Operating Officer providing strategic leadership for all global operations that enable EA to bring products to market via retail and digital direct-to-consumer channels.

He also previously held the position of President of EA SPORTS, overseeing the delivery of some of the top-selling sports video games and the FIFA Interactive World Cup, growing it into one of the world’s largest gaming tournaments.

Peter holds a bachelor’s degree from Keele University and a master’s degree from California State University, Long Beach. He has also recently joined LFC Foundation as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Susan Black

Susan joined Liverpool FC in 2011 and is the Director of Communications.  She has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications, technology and global management consultancy sectors. 

She leads a team that is responsible for managing the club’s strategic communications function – this includes club and football media relations; issues and reputation management; public relations and employee communication

Prior to joining LFC, Susan held senior corporate communications and PR roles at WYG plc, NTL (now Virgin Media) and Scottish Enterprise.

Susan holds a Masters in Communications (MSc) and Post Graduate Diploma (PgDip) from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. 

Dr Simon Bowers

Simon is a GP in South Liverpool and a former Chair of NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group. After qualifying as a doctor in 1998, and then a GP in 2001, Simon has worked in a number of roles including Chair of Liverpool Matchworks Practice Based Commissioning Group and he continues to be a passionate supporter of and advocate for the NHS and public services designed around what a community needs.

He is currently the Community Clinical Lead for the Digital Programme at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Clinical Development Lead for Capacity, The Public Services Lab. In his spare time, when not watching his beloved Reds, Simon keeps himself busy with two energetic young sons and his developing mid-life crisis with local band Off The Pier.

Linda Henry

Linda Pizzuti Henry is the managing director of the Boston Globe. She is a co-founder of HUBweek, a fantastic collaboration between the Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital that explores the intersection of art, science and technology. Linda is also an early-stage impact investor, an Emmy-winning television producer with two shows currently airing, and a community activist.

In addition to the LFC Foundation, Linda serves as a director of the Red Sox Foundation, Chair of the Boston Globe Foundation, and Chairman of the John W. Henry Family Foundation. In addition, Linda is a founder of the Boston Public Market, serves on the Advisory Board of MassChallenge, and is on the board of the Engine at MIT.

Linda received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Babson College and her Masters Degree from MIT.

Billy Hogan

Billy joined Liverpool FC in 2012 and is the Club’s Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for Club-controlled revenue, marketing, digital media and business development activities.

Prior to joining LFC, Billy was Managing Director for Fenway Sports Management (FSM), which consisted of securing high-level sponsorships for the Boston Red Sox, including the strategic development of an impressive client roster of leading national brands such as LeBron James/LRMR Marketing & Branding, Boston College Athletics, and PGA TOUR event, the Deutsche Bank Championship. 

Tom Werner

Thomas Werner has enjoyed a prominent career in both the sports and entertainment world for many decades.  Mr. Werner is Chairman of Liverpool FC and the Boston Red Sox.  He was instrumental in establishing and overseeing the Red Sox Foundation, America’s largest sports team charity.

Under Mr. Werner and John Henry’s guidance, the Foundation has committed more than $94 million to fund charitable causes and programs throughout New England.  As Chairman of the Foundation, he spearheaded the creation Home Base in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital, a program that provides world-class care to treat the “invisible wounds of war” to Veterans and their families.  

Mr. Werner has been recognised and celebrated with numerous awards for this philanthropic accomplishments. 

Laura Weston

In August 2019, Laura Weston joined the LFC Foundation's Board of Trustees. An independent brand and PR consultant, Laura recently returned to live in Liverpool after 20 years spent in London working for leading marketing agencies.

Until last year she has spent 12 years as the Managing Director at Iris Worldwide heading up its award-winning sports and entertainment agency. She has led and created communications campaigns for brands including adidas, Samsung, Speedo, The FA and Nike.

Laura has now launched her own consultancy Glad Communications and is currently developing a global communications strategy for ‘Europe’s Hottest Start-up’ Too Good to Go as well as working across other projects. Laura is a Trustee and the PR & Communications lead for the Women’s Sport Trust, the UK’s leading women’s sport charity.