There has been some recent changes to the East Stirlingshire FC board of Directors with Chairman, Alan Archibald, and Finance Director, Andy Taylor, having both stepped down as Directors of the club and current Director and Club Chaplain, Bill Sharp, taking over as Interim Chairman.
The club would like to express our sincere thanks to both Alan and Andy for all their work and commitment to East Stirlingshire during their time as Directors. In addition we would like to thank Alan for his tireless work to secure our move away from Stenhousemuir and for all the sponsorship he has given to the club during his time on the Shire board. Alan joined the Shire board 7 years ago and had held the position of club Chairman since December 2014. The club wish him, Wendy and Oliver all the best in the coming months and we look forward to seeing them around the club when available.
Andy had been the club’s Finance Director of the club for the last 2 years. The board would like to thank Andy for his input and service over the last two years in helping get us back on a financial footing. DTA will remain the club’s accountants.
Bill Sharp had been the club’s Chaplain since 2014 and also is a Director of the club. Alan always made it clear that he did not want to appoint a successor as Chairman as he felt that this should be a board decision, but it was apparent in the last few weeks that something had to be done to ensure continuity moving forward. This is not how the East Stirlingshire FC board had envisioned it being, but no one had been sought or appointed. Initially Bill resisted the calls from others to take on this role he considered it a conflict of interest with his Chaplaincy, but it came to a point where Alan has left at the end of September and it was clear that someone had to take on the chairman role. Therefore, with the support of his fellow directors Bill as agreed to accept the role of club Chairman albeit on an Interim basis.
Bill plans that his role as Interim Chairman will be a 3 month tenure before returning to his role as club Chaplain. Along with the remaining board members Bill will be looking to find a successor as club Chairman and establish a board to implement a plan not only for survival of the club, but with a vision for the future.
The club therefore request that if you are interested in supporting the club in the capacity as a Director please let us know, and or, if you know of those who would serve the club well as a Chairman, please also feel free to put us in touch.