One Club for All
Throughout its proud history, our football club has built a deep, lasting kinship with communities in Manchester and in cities further afield.
The fans show it in their unwavering passion for the Club; we show it through our dedication to building, for them, the successful and sustainable football club for the future.
It is a responsibility that the Club is honored to shoulder.
We are immensely proud of the steadfast support of our fans and we remain committed to working closely with them in order to further our footballing ambitions.
Our Supporter Charter is available in a number of formats including Braille, large print and audiotape. Please contact us on [email protected].
Meet the Board
Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman
Khaldoon Al Mubarak was appointed to the Board in September 2008.
Mr Al Mubarak is the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala Investment Company. He also serves as the Chairman of the Boards of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and Emirates Global Aluminium, and sits on the Board of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. He is also Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority, and a member of the New York University Board of Trustees.
Martin Edelman, Member of the Board
Martin Edelman was appointed to the Board in September 2008. He is also Vice Chairman of New York City FC.
Since June 2000, he has been Of Counsel to Paul Hastings LLP, a New York City law firm. Mr. Edelman also currently serves as Chairman of Manchester Life Development Company and as Director of Equity Commonwealth, BXMT and Aldar. He is also on the Advisory Board at Columbia University’s Business School.
Mr. Edelman works on behalf of several philanthropic initiatives and is on the boards of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Intrepid Fallen heroes Fund, Fisher Alzheimer Center and Tribeca Film Institute.
Simon Pearce, Member of the Board
Simon Pearce was appointed to the Board in September 2008. He is also Vice Chairman of Melbourne City FC.
In 2006, Mr Pearce joined the Executive Affairs Authority, and currently serves as Special Advisor to the Chairman. He is also a Board Member of Ethara, which is the recent integration of two pioneering industry leaders in Abu Dhabi - Flash Entertainment and Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM).
Mr Pearce is also a Board Member of Manchester Life Development Company. He is a founding Board Member of the Australian Professional Leagues (APL).
John MacBeath, Member of the Board
John MacBeath was appointed to the Board in January 2010. He also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Manchester City FC from September 2011 to September 2012.
John MacBeath is a Chartered Accountant with extensive international business experience in the oil & gas and aerospace industrial sectors.
Alberto Galassi, Member of the Board
Alberto Galassi was appointed to the Board in June 2012.
Alberto Galassi is the CEO of Ferretti Group, a multinational shipbuilding company and leader in luxury yachts. Mr Galassi is an attorney at law specialised in international commerce and arbitration.
Abdulla Khouri, Member of the Board
Abdulla Khouri was appointed to the Board in July 2018.
Mr Khouri is the Chairman of Ethara, which is the recent integration of two pioneering industry leaders in Abu Dhabi - Flash Entertainment and Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM).
Since 2008, Mr Khouri has been the Executive Director of Government Affairs at the Executive Affairs Authority.
Sir Howard Bernstein
Howard is the Chief Executive of Manchester City Council and was the major player in bringing about our move from Maine Road to the City of Manchester Stadium. Over the years, he’s supported the club and the city itself in equal measure, and has had a huge influence in the construction of modern Manchester. One of his greatest achievements as Chief Executive was bringing the enormously successful Commonwealth Games to the city in 2002.
‘Skip’ lifted more trophies as captain of Manchester City than any other player in the history of the club. He joined City in 1966, and was named Footballer of the Year after a wonderful first season in a legendary team, managed by Mercer and Alison.
When he hung up his boots, Tony’s association with City was just starting. He became team coach, assistant manager, and then manager in 1974. He managed the club for six years, playing regularly in Europe as well as finishing runners-up in the 1977 League Championship. Along with his many other honours, he’s now President of the overall Supporters’ Club.
As well as being a former Director of Altrincham FC, Raymond is an influential solicitor with a number of offices around Manchester. In fact, his company is ranked as one of the UK’s leading personal injury firms. He has been a major shareholder in Manchester City and is a lifelong supporter, still following City as avidly as ever.
Sir Richard Leese
Sir Richard, who stepped down as a Leader of Manchester City Council in December 2021 after decades of public service, has been a regular at City since the mid-90s and a Season Ticket holder from before the move from Maine Road. He played an instrumental role in Manchester’s successful bid to host the 2002 Commonwealth Games, which is now home to the Etihad Stadium and City Football Academy.