Brechin City Football Club

Glebe Park, Brechin, Angus DD9 6BJ

Tel : 01356 622856
Email : secretary@brechincityfc.com
www.brechincity.com

The Board Room

Ken Ferguson - Chairman

A lifelong Brechin City supporter, one of Ken's first roles for The Club was that of official photographer. This led to the role of Programme Editor and subsequently Club Secretary for 15 years before becoming Chairman in 2007 following David Birse, Hugh Campbell-Adamson and the late David Will. Ken served latterly on the disbanded Scottish Football League Management Committee and prior to the Club's promotion to the Championship in May 2017 as the Leagues One and Two Representative on the SPFL Board. Ken currently sits on the SPFL Competitions Working group and the Scottish FA Congress. Ken is very much a hands-on Chairman, taking on a multitude of Club-related tasks himself. Outside football, Ken is co-director of a well-known local wealth management business.

Martin Smith - Vice Chairman

Martin is well known around the town, both through his association with the Club and his uninterrupted 40-year career as a teacher at Maisondieu Primary School right through to his retirement in 2013. He is the longest serving member of The Club's Management Committee, and is rightly proud of the fact that he was the longest serving Club Treasurer in Scottish senior football, having originally taken on the role in 1982. Following a re-shuffle of Boardroom duties in 2017, he continues to control matchday finances as his experience goes a long way to ensure the continued well-being of Brechin City FC. Martin remains delighted to be a member of the Brechin City Management Committee as Vice Chairman of the club he's passionate about and can be regularly found at The Glebe during weekdays keeping the Club ticking over, as well as manning the Players & Officials entrance on matchdays.

Gus Fairlie - Finance Director

Gus first joined the Management Committee in 2002, taking on the role of Secretary in 2007. The 2017 Boardroom re-shuffle saw Gus's role re-aligned from that of club administration to that of financial oversight, allowing The Club to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of his day job in the equivalent role within a Dundee-based construction company. His 10 years of experience as Club Secretary positioned Gus with a huge amount of invaluable knowledge around the running of The Club, which resulted in him being well known as a principal point of contact for The Club in the broader Scottish football community. His knowledge of football, both in terms of both Brechin City and the wider game, is (almost) legendary, leading to him being first-pick on a Quiz Night.

Grant Hood - Secretary

Grant joined The Management Committee in 2010, his duty prior to this being that of Matchday Announcer. This saw him progress into the role of Commercial Manager and taking on a variety of income generating activities around sponsorship, advertising and hospitality and leading relationships with a number of The Club's key sponsors. The 2017 Boardroom re-shuffle saw Grant take on the duties of Club Secretary, leading on day-to-day interactions with other Clubs and Scotland's football authorities as well as an oversight of a multitude of club activities including that of The Club's successful Media Team. In addition, he currently still retains the matchday microphone. A lifetime City supporter who spent his formative years in Brechin, Grant is the only member of The Management Committee to live out-with the town. Outside football, Grant's day-job sees him working in Economic Development.

Gary Ross

As Head of Safety, Gary's role sees him with significant influence around Glebe Park, as having in-house expertise in the whole area of Health & Safety is a huge asset to Brechin City. His role sees him as primary contact in areas such as stewarding and first aid - as well as being The Club's key co-ordinator when it comes to pre-match organisation - in particular when the high-profile matches come along. His remit for such games includes contingency planning with Safety Officers from other clubs as well as with the designated Police Scotland Match Commander and representatives from other emergency services and local authorities. Gary's remit also sees him responsible for facilities management around Glebe Park. Gary joined the Management Committee in 2009, and outside football he works in the Oil & Gas industry.

Anton Gerlings

Anton joined the Management Committee in 2009. His primary contribution is towards the successful operation of Brechin City's matchday hospitality, where he is currently the lead contact for advance booking and enquires. He also has a primary role to play in ensuring our matchday guests have a great day no matter what the result. He has previously had a lead Club role in delivery of the SPFL Trust's healthy eating and fitness campaign - Football Fans in Training. His other key responsibility is that of The Club's Supporter Liaison Officer.

Ian Jardine

Ian is presently on his second stint on the management committee, having had a gap year in 2015. Ian is your quintessential committee man. He rarely, if ever, misses a meeting or a match and is always amongst the first to volunteer when jobs are up for grabs. Putting down or taking up covers, clearing snow or water from the pitch, weeding, laying concrete or painting, Ian is the first one to turn up at The Glebe and, more often than not, puts the younger members of The Committee to shame with his boundless energy and enthusiasm. As Minute Secretary at meetings, accurate minutes are distributed to all by 6am the following morning. He also contributes to the organisation of many of The Club's fundraising events. Outside of the club, Ian is a first class golfer and a second class bowler. He is on the greens Committee at Brechin Golf Club and Secretary at Brechin Bowling Club.

Bobby Black

A lifelong Brechin City Supporter and long term sponsor over many years, Bobby has joined the Brechin City FC Committee in 2017 to assist with the running of the club and to bring additional business acumen to the club. With his business connections in the Brechin & the North East of Scotland of a Furniture & Flooring Retailer, Removals & Storage, Quality Coach Hire and Coach Holidays, his businesses have diversified over the years to meet the changing trends and markets whilst remaining a keen supporter of The Club. Married to Ann-Marie (herself a member of the Supporters Club Committee), Bobby also enjoys family time, walks with his dog, keeping fit, visiting the Isle of Mull and Iona along as well as Alcudia in Mallorca. Bobby's Committee role expanded in 2018 to include taking the lead role in Community-based initiatives - an area of activity which is becoming increasingly high-profile across all SPFL clubs.