Charity appoints first female chief executive

Nicky reid

She is charged with taking forward a new five year strategy 

4th October 2017 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

Glasgow charity the SPFL Trust has appointed its first woman as chief executive.

Nicky Reid takes up the new role having served as general manager for the last two years.

In doing so, she becomes the first woman appointed to a top job at the national stadium at Hampden Park.

The organisation works in partnership with Scotland’s 42 professional football clubs to promote social needs of communities across the country.

A new five-year strategic plan has been launched by the trust, complimenting a number of key Scottish Government national priorities.

Reid said: “I’m very pleased to accept the board’s invitation to become the SPFL Trust’s first chief executive.

“This is an exciting time for the charity, and Scottish football.

“We’re well on route to showing that we can have the most community engaged league in the world because our clubs are trusted to support those in need.

“Our stated mission is to support clubs engage one million people a year by 2021, and so there is much to do, but I’ve no doubt that it’s a target we can reach.”

SPFL Trust chairman Bob Winter added: “The board is delighted that Nicky is to become the SPFL Trust’s first ever chief executive.

“She’s an outstanding leader who brings charisma and great focus to the charity.

“Nicky has established strong relationships with government and football’s governing bodies, which in turn has strengthened our hand in supporting our clubs to support those who are in need.

“This appointment reflects the SPFL Trust’s ambitions to see Scottish football support communities across the country.”