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Board Members

Supporters Direct Scotland is governed by a Board which is democratically elected from within its membership.

Morag McHaffie (Chair)

Morag McHaffie (Chair)

Elected to SD Scotland board until June 2022

Morag is a season ticket holder at Firhill and attends all away Thistle matches, unless Scotland happens to be playing in some obscure part of the world!

Morag is secretary and travel contact to the North-West Supporters’ branch.

Over the past 25 years she has also held the post of secretary to the old Supporters Association, and its successor, the Supporters’ Federation; Save the Jags and of the embryonic Jags Trust during its first 6 years, returning in 2009 as a member of the JT Board.

Morag is presently Chairperson and selected from the Trust Board as the fans representative to the Board of PTFC Ltd. The Jags Trust is an equal largest shareholder with 1 million shares.

A qualified teacher (1980), Morag never actually held chalk but worked in consumer protection, emergencies planning, social work home care and is now an Inspector for the Care Inspectorate working in the inspection and regulation of care for various sectors of the community.

Andrew Millar

Andrew Millar

Elected to SD Scotland board until June 2022

Andrew went to his Killie game in 1988 at the grand old age of 22. Having been born on the Isle of Arran he had very little exposure to live football as he grew up. Clearly the glamour of an away game at Queens Park turned his head. Since then there have been many changes to football and very few have been good for fans.

Andrew believes very strongly in community ownership for football clubs and thinks it is an idea that may now be finding it’s place in Scottish football. Club owners are looking to find a dignified and well managed departure from their clubs that leaves a sustainable legacy.

Andrew has served as a director on the Killie Trust board since 2003. He works as an IT manager in the NHS and lives in Kilmarnock. You can find him at most home Kilmarnock matches in the Frank Beattie Stand Block 22 Row F Seat 151.

Dougie McMahon

Dougie McMahon

Elected to SD Scotland board until June 2022

Dougie is a board member of St Mirren Independent Supporters Association, having joined in early 2019.

Although Dougie is a qualified school teacher, he has instead followed a career in hospitality management and has since qualified as a driving instructor and ran his own successful business for 12 years before becoming a Driving Examiner in 2017.

He believes that involvement in SMiSA and in SDS will help to make sure that people who have a genuine love for their club make the correct decisions in order for them to prosper in the immediate future and for generations of fans to follow. SMISA will become majority owners of their club in a few years’ time and their focus now is to increase membership and make sure that the club is in a healthy financial position when the takeover is complete.

Graeme Baxter

Graeme Baxter

Appointed to SD Scotland board to represent the Association of Tartan Army Clubs

Graeme is a Cost Accountant for an Oil & Gas firm based in Dunfermline, and joined the board in February 2018.

Graeme represents the Association of Tartan Army Clubs, where he hold the role of Vice Chair. ATAC work closely with the Scottish FA and Scotland Supporters Club on a number of matters impacting supporters of the National Team, particularly surrounding safety, security and ticketing issues for away travel. Graeme is also involved in running his local supporters club, the Dunfermline Tartan Army. As well as following Scotland, Graeme is a long time season ticket holder at Raith Rovers and recently joined the board of the Raith Supporters Trust.

Ian Baird

Ian Baird

Elected to SD Scotland board until June 2022

Ian is a lifelong supporter of Dundee FC and is currently Secretary of the Dundee FC Supporters’ Society. He has also at various times in the past held the posts of Chair, Treasurer and Secretary for the former Dundee FC Business Club, Dundee FC Development Club and Dark Blue Business Trust.

Ian has recently retired following 30 years in the housing sector where he gained considerable knowledge and skills at senior management and director levels with three of the UK’s largest housing developers. Following the conclusion of his successful housing career Ian has worked for the Social Enterprise Network in Dundee assisting local social enterprise organisations with their business planning and development activities and he is also a volunteer with the Woodland Trust Scotland with a ‘hands-on’ focus on school and community woodland projects and talks to community groups.

Ian is a great believer in the value of supporter and community engagement and the positive benefits that can be secure when Supporters Trusts gain genuine influence and become a constructive voice in how their club is run.

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Jennifer Aitchison

Elected to SD Scotland board until June 2022

Jennifer is a season ticket holder at ICTFC and currently the Secretary of the ICT Supporters Trust.

Having recently returned to work in the Highlands in the Public sector, Jennifer was previously involved in Project Management and the Retail sector travelling the length and breadth of the UK for over 20 years.

She was fortunate enough to be the Chairperson of the Trust when ICTFC won the Scottish Cup in 2015, along with all the challenges and success that brought with it, and was a member of the Trust who met with Neil Doncaster over timings around the matches prior to the Scottish Cup Final.

She is a new addition to the Supporters Direct Scotland Board and is looking forward to sharing the challenges that being a Highland team in the SPFL presents.

Jon Keen

Jon Keen

Co-opted to SD Scotland board in June 2019

Jon has a long involvement with all aspects of supporter representation and the supporters’ trust movement, having been a founder member of STAR (Supporters’ Trust At Reading) in 2002 and subsequently a board member for 8 years. Many years earlier, though, in 1983, he was one of thousands marching behind a symbolic coffin as Reading fans protested the proposed merger of their club Oxford United to create a “Frankenstein club” to be known as Thames Valley Royals.  He was elected to the National Council of the Football Supporters’ Federation in England in 2005, and as the organisation’s Deputy Chair two years later, a role he held for five years and in which he was involved in all aspects of supporter issues and campaigning.  A prolific blogger, this year he has also written and self-published his first book: “The Sum of the Parts” – an in-depth analysis of the record-breaking 2006 Reading team.

A self-employed IT Project Manager, Jon is experienced in working within a number of large multinational technology companies, and relocated to Scotland in early 2015. He now considers himself a Leither, even though he’s “no from Leith”.

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Louise Strutt

Elected to SD Scotland board until June 2022

Details to follow…

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Maureen Kirkwood

Elected to SD Scotland board until June 2022

Details to follow…

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