The Board of Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club wish to announce the appointment, with immediate effect, of Willie Finlayson as the new Chairman of the Club’s Board of Directors. Willie, an Invernessian by birth, has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2010 and succeeds Kenny Cameron who recently announced his intention to step down and retire.
Willie said “I’m delighted and very honoured to accept this position as proposed to me by my fellow Directors. I will not however be taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer as the Board has decided to separate these two differing roles and will, in the near future, appoint a new General Manager. I look forward to working with my fellow Directors, the Team Management and all the Staff at ICTFC. We have a tremendously loyal support and an equally supportive group of stakeholders. Collectively we can work together to meet the aspirations of all, specifically our ambition to make a swift return to the Premier League”.
Willie was educated at Inverness Royal Academy and at the University of Aberdeen where he graduated with an Honours Degree in Psychology. He is a Founder and Director at FW Park Brown, a leading executive search company based in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Houston.
The Board also announces the appointment, with immediate effect, of Graham Rae and Allan Mackenzie to the Board of Directors.
Graham was born in Inverness and recently retired as a Senior Executive with a Fortune 500 international oil and gas company. His experience and expertise covers a range of operational and management activities that integrate strategic and tactical planning systems to improve business performance. Graham is an Engineer and holds a MSc from Robert Gordon University.
Allan, an Invernessian by birth, is a recently retired lawyer with over 35 years experience as a partner in a leading Scottish commercial Law Firm in Edinburgh and Glasgow. He is a graduate of Edinburgh and Aberdeen Universities. He specialised in commercial contracts, banking law, commercial property and development. Allan has never lost his ties with the Club of which he is a founding shareholder, having started his long association, aged 8, selling the stand tickets at Telford Street.
Willie Finlayson, the recently appointed Chairman of ICTFC said “I am delighted to welcome both Graham and Allan to the Board. Both bring a wealth of experiences and skills that can be harnessed by the Club, as we strive to bring future successes to ICTFC”.