Role of the Supporters Board
It is two months since the launch of the Supporters Board and, following some enquiries from members and fans, we wanted to give an update on how it will work to prevent any misunderstanding over its role.
Spirit of Shankly and Liverpool FC entered a new era of supporter engagement with the SB that sees fan representation at board level. But this does not mean the SB has a seat on the LFC Board, no supporters sit on that Board. The fan-led SB is a completely separate entity to deal with issues that matter to fans.
Spirit of Shankly will manage the SB, but we are also a separate body. We will continue to work with LFC on a range of day-to-day concerns, influencing decisions where we can and holding the club to account.
The Supporters Board will work with LFC on strategic issues affecting the future of our club, such as their long-term plans, overall ticketing strategy, improving equality, diversity and inclusion and influencing LFC decisions off the pitch.
It will have a veto on existential matters of importance to supporters such as joining a breakaway league or moving away from Anfield. Crucially, the power of veto is now written in the club’s Articles of Association meaning even if there is a change of ownership something like moving away from Anfield could not happens without fans’ consent. This in effect provides a legacy of engagement for future generations.
The SB and LFC Board will meet once a season and the SB and LFC Executive Committee will meet three times a season. Other meetings will take place as required.
We will keep fans updated with news.