Our Trustees

bully_trusteeFull Name: Stephen George Bull

Date of Birth: 28th March 1965

Place of Birth: West Bromwich

He attended Wednesbury Oak Primary School and moved onto Willingsworth High School on September 1976.

Steve began his professional career, aged 19, after being recommended to West Bromwich Albion in 1984 by his Tipton Town manager Sid Day, who also worked as a scout for the Baggies. In November 1986, Steve was sold to local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, along with Andy Thompson, for £65,000 where he remained until the end of his professional career in 1999.

After joining Wolves Steve quickly became a firm favourite with the fans and was the first player to score 50 league and cup goals since Peterborough’s Terry Bly almost 30 years earlier. His goal scoring exploits led to him being chosen to play for his country, firstly at Under 21 level, then, in May 1989, at full level. In all he won 13 full caps for England. In February, 1998, he scored his 300th goal for Wolves. In the summer of 1999, a knee injury failed to respond to surgery and he was forced to hang up his boots. His loyalty to Wolves, his goal scoring exploits and charity work contributed to Bully, as he is still affectionately known by the fans, being awarded an MBE in the Millennium New Year’s honours list. In 2008, Steve entered the world of football management with a 10-month spell at Stafford Rangers.

Steve is now Ambassador & Vice President at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, along with being a popular figure on the after dinner circuit and assisting his wife in the running of her events company Steve Bull Events.

Steve also fills his time playing the odd round of golf, walking the dog and going to the gym.

Steve has 3 children, Jack, Joe and Gracie

philip_oaten_trustee Full Name: Phillip Oaten

Date of Birth: 21st March 1953

Place of Birth: Wordsley

Phil was born in Staffordshire in 1953 and attended Ounsdale Comprehensive School before gaining a place at Sheffield University to read Probability & Statistics.  He graduated in 1974 and joined Guardian Royal Exchange Insurance Company as a Graduate Trainee.

After 3 years he moved to Abbey Life in Birmingham where he held a managerial position, after 10 years he joined Peter London and Tony Ashby and assisted in putting their two businesses together to form Ashby London in 1989.  Phil was heavily involved in the development of the business and was Managing Director of the company for 6 years.  Ashby London was sold in 2010, Phil continued to work for the new owners until March 2020 and is looking to set up a new business in the Autumn of 2020. In addition to his degree he is also a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

His interests are sport – he first attended a Wolves game in 1960 and has been an avid supporter ever since.  He also enjoys rugby union, cricket and horse racing.  His other interests centre around travel food & wine.  He has a particular affinity with the South of France.

He married Chris in 1979 and they have two sons, James aged 35 and Alex aged 30.

AndyElwell Full Name: Andy Elwell

Date of Birth: 8th January 1966

Place of Birth: Dudley

Andy Elwell, Joint Managing Director of Hinton Design + Build Ltd has over 30 years of experience within the design and construction industry and property development. With a specialised focus on business development and strategy Andy likes to keep in direct contact with day to day construction activities and development opportunities. His interests include football, golf, travelling and spending
time with his wife Wendy and 3 children.