Meet the team
Prior to the JE3 Foundation, Charlie found success as a junior equity derivatives broker, football agent, and most recently as a finance and accounting recruitment consultant for world leading organisation, Robert Half.
His varied experience serves him in delivering the day-to-day activation of the Foundation’s mission, leading both executive level strategic decisions and on-the-ground deliverables.
Admirably purposeful in her commitment to maintaining Justin’s legacy, Kerri leads the charge in the push for ‘Justin’s Law’.
Alongside her professional accomplishments, Cydnie provides administrative support to the Foundation and plays a central role in evaluating the suitability of potential recipients for the Foundation’s defibrillator donation scheme. Passionate about increasing access to defibrillators, she describes the first six donations as ‘a standout moment of pride’.
Jason enjoys many outside interests including football, Epping Forest Conservation Society and vintage clothing. He is now the owner of a start-up company focused on sustainable, recycled clothing.
As Chair, Laetitia is responsible for and represents the Board. She funnels the focus of the Board to strategically important business matters, and is a skilled facilitator, guiding the team towards impactful solutions.
Claire embodies the values of the JE3 Foundation. A proponent for the widespread installation of defibrillators, she was responsible for ensuring that the Lloyds of London building doubled the number of defibrillators on its premises, and did the same on a global level within her own organisation.
As a JE3 Foundation Trustee, he provides the board with critical business oversight, while nurturing the Foundation’s football partnerships and providing substantial analysis on the organisation’s supporter base.
He is proud to be a part of the Foundation and is committed to ensuring Justin’s ‘spirit and passion live on’.
He is a also a staple at Sky Sports, as a main pundit for the network’s Football League fixtures. He uses his platform and network to maximise exposure to the JE3 Foundation and bring the work of the organisation to the forefront of the football community.
As a youngster, it was Justin who guided Shaun through his first season at Fratton Park. Their close friendship, which started out on the south coast, lasted for 20 years, and he and his family remain close friends of the Edinburgh family.
Later, when the pair had hung up their boots from the professional game, management conversations became the common ground. Shaun would listen fervently—often at 6am—to Justin’s advice while traveling during managerial duties.
From the age of 12, Darren used to travel with Justin to Roots Hall, the home of Southend United Football Club to train twice a week as they followed their dreams of becoming professional footballers.
Darren and his family have been close friends of the Edinburgh family ever since.
Josh was later made captain by Justin, and the two went on to find great success together, guiding Gillingham Football Club to its highest league position since the Club was relegated from the Championship in 2005.
As it transpired, Josh was Justin’s last ever signing for Leyton Orient before his passing in June 2019.
Outside of football, Josh is a partner in the fitness company ‘Train Wright’ with his brother Mark. Josh’s start-up mentality brings energy, creativity and collaboration to the Board.
His depth of insight into community impact, revenue generation and strategic partnerships supports the JE3 Foundation in delivering its mission.
In 2017, John won a Daily Mirror Pride of Sport Award, alongside Roy Hodgson and Sir Alistair Cook, which inspired him to co-create ‘The Pride of Essex Sports Awards’ and ‘The Pride of Essex Sports Foundation’.