the board

Francis Duku

Founder and Owner

FA Judicial Panel Member, Non League Day Organising Committee

Approaching the end of a distinguished playing career that spanned over 15 years, Francis took the decision to retire early and launch Our Game Football, in an attempt to share with the UK football community solutions he had found to a number of problems that affect footballers at all levels throughout the country. 

Combining a wealth of business knowledge and contacts gained from a career managing teams in operations departments at leading investment management houses in the City of London, with extensive playing experience and contacts in UK football, plus a genuine desire to change a culture in football that had cost him personally in his own playing career, the first steps were taken on a journey that has led to the development of the service UK football now has access to.

Along the way further experience has also been gained as Chair of the ASPSU Executive Committee, Chair at the FA’s National Chairman Panel, Kick It Out Educator and Professional Players Guidance Group Member, Educator and inductee into the Show Racism the Red Card Hall of Fame, Effective Board Member certified and as a Trustee at the charity Safer London. His vision is to unite the UK football community by proviing it with a world class membership service.  


Dean Forbes


CEO - Forterro, Partner - Corten Capital, Chairman - FFG

Dean Forbes is one of the UK’s most successful transformational tech leaders and himself an ex footballer who has gained international honours.

In a 20-year business career marked by many high points, he has successfully transformed several tech firms, building them into success stories for investors by delivering over $2bn in exit transactions. 

This makes him one of very few CEOs in Europe to have achieved such value creation across multiple transactions.

Recognised as one of the most influential Black people in Britain, ranking second in the J.P. Morgan-sponsored 2023 Powerlist, in which he was also ranked in the top 100 in 2021 and 2022. He has also been named one of the UK’s 50 most ambitious business leaders by Lloyds Banking Group and The Daily Telegraph.

Dean currently serves as CEO of Forterro, a European focused software company, which under Dean’s leadership achieved aspirational ‘Tech Unicorn’ status in March 2022 when it was acquired by Partners Group for €1bn. Dean is also a Partner at Private Equity firm, Corten Capital as well as being Chairman of his foundation, Forbes Family Group (FFG) which provides support and opportunities to young people from communities similar to where Dean grew up.