Over the past four months since Alan Archibald stepped down as Chairman I have worked to find a new chairman, but alas I have not been able to fulfil that ambition. However, I have had talks with individuals about strengthening the board in various areas.
Since the departure of Andy Taylor as finance director we have brought David McCready on as our new finance director. David is a local businessman (DMC Book-keeping Service) and will be responsible for the position of company secretary and finance director.
He will be joined on the board with Harry Bell, Harry needs no introduction to the club as he has been as life-long Shire supporter and makes many transatlantic trips to his home town to cheer on the lads whenever he can. Harry has brought with him Sherman Lam to add another dimension to the club in relation to his business acumen, and how we as a club build on our move to Falkirk Stadium looking to find a sustainable future.
We also have Bob Worgan join the board, Bob and May have been responsible for supporting the players buses to away matches and made significant financial contributions over the past number of years for which we are truly grateful. They have been ever present in the boardroom and offer support for visiting directors as ambassadors for us. Bob has agreed that he will continue to fulfil this role in an official capacity on match days, ably supported by his wife May.
Kevin Kelly will remain on the board. Ian Fleming will continue his role as match day director coordinating match days and as representative of the Shire trust on the board. Andy Williamson who does a million and one things to keep the players on the pitch, ensure we meet all the Compliance, Licensing, registration and Regulatory requirements of the Lowland League and Scottish Football Association in his role as club secretary while doubling up as physio on matchdays. Andy, it never ceases to amaze me on how much multi-tasking one-man can do.
Having spoken with my fellow directors regarding a new chairman and there being no suitable candidate at present, I have therefore agreed to stay on as Interim Chairman and Chaplain until the end of the season or until we appoint a suitable replacement.
The board are fully committed to supporting Derek and Andy on the journey back to the SPFL and are focused only on building for the future. It’s OUR club and and we do have a very bright future. Let’s enjoy the journey together.
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