Chairman of Advisory Board
We are delighted to announce that His Excellency Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton GCB LLD(Hon) DSc(Hon) BSc FRAeS CCMI, Jersey’s new Lieutenant Governor has agreed to continue the role of his predecessor, Sir John McColl, as Chairman of our Advisory Board.
Sir Stephen joined the Royal Air Force in 1976 after graduating with an Honours degree in aeronautical engineering from Bath University. During the height of the Cold War, he flew the Jaguar fighter/bomber on three tours in the tactical reconnaissance and ground attack roles. He subsequently commanded the RAF’s Jaguar Force for two years from September 1997 and was later appointed as director of the Eurofighter (Typhoon) programme assurance group in the Ministry of Defence with responsibility for ensuring that all elements of this key international defence programme resulted in a cost effective and safe introduction to service of Typhoon.
Sir Stephen is married to Anne and has two children and lists his interests as including sports, theatre and history. Subsequent to his appointment he and Lady Dalton had already been visitors to the Island on numerous occasions, particularly to attend the Jersey International Air Display.
His Excellency is impressed by the benefits of J2A and delighted to offer his support to the endeavour in the belief that this will help J2A to flourish and grow. Hosting on appropriate occasions meetings of the Advisory Board, spread the word on behalf of J2A and seek to help in our appeal to the widest cross-section of Jersey residents to support us in what every way they can.
““The Jersey 2 Africa 4 Football Foundation continues to make great progress as it has since it began its impressively beneficial endeavours in 2013. The provision of footballing support, kit, and advice to deprived areas in Nairobi has improved the quality of life for young people there and significantly raised the footballing opportunities. I am delighted to be involved with the Foundation and would encourage others to help in any way that they can.”
Thank you to Sir John McColl, KCB, CBE, DSO who was our previous Advisory Panel Chairman. Please click here to read his profile.