Rhys Beer

Rhys Beer is a sports media, marketing & digital technology specialist with extensive leadership experience from blue-chip global Sports Governing Bodies, Media Companies and Technology Platforms.

Rhys started his career at The Football Association in 2001. He has held executive leadership positions at sports broadcasters NBCUniversal, DAZN and OneFootball where he has led teams responsible for Digital Content Strategy, Fan Engagement, Broadcast Partnerships, Content Licensing and Media Business Development.

Rhys recently spent five years at Meta where he was responsible for international content strategy and acquisitions for Facebook & Instagram with a heavy focus on Sport. He oversaw innovative digital broadcasting partnerships with leading sports rights-owners such as UEFA, La Liga and in Cricket with the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Rhys is a Non-Executive Director of GB Surfing where he is Board Welfare Lead. Rhys is also an active investor and advisor to start-ups in the sports and human performance space.

In 2019, Rhys was recognised as one of the world’s top sports leaders aged under 40 in the prestigious Leaders Sports Awards.

He was educated at Castle School & Richard Huish College in Taunton and 1st joined the Club as a junior member aged 8

Donna Eavis

Donna lives in the Taunton area with her family, having moved to the West Country in 1998.

She has 30+ years’ experience working in finance, qualifying as a chartered management accountant whilst working for the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and then the University of Surrey. Following her move to Taunton she worked at the Debenhams head office and then moved to her current employer – WPA Health Insurance, where she is now the Chief Finance Officer. She has been at WPA for nearly 24 years.

Donna is a cricket fan, coming from a family of cricket supporters. She has enjoyed watching, and occasionally scoring at the match, when her sons played cricket for school or clubs, as well as enjoying watching professional cricket at The Cooper Associates County Ground.

Hannah Buckley

I am based in North Somerset, and I have worked in the Football Industry for over 20 years working within a County Football Association in the South West, The Football Association and Charity sector. I have delivered capital projects large and small in a professional and grassroots sports setting across the country. For the last 6 years I have headed up facilities in the Barclays Women’s Super League and Championship, the most followed women’s league in the world. I am continuously seeking to innovate and drive-up standards and facilities across the game both on and off the field as the women’s game thrives.

I currently lead a stadium think tank designing the stadium of tomorrow for the women’s game.
In my career to date, I have secured and delivered over £150 million investment in a range of Football Facilities across the country. I volunteer as an independent director and trustee of the Cymru Football Foundation.

I have previously played cricket in the South West and West Midlands, I am fan of all formats of the game and look forward to working with Somerset County Cricket Club and its members.