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David Douglas Appointed

Thu, 24th Mar 2016 6:28pm

The club is delighted to confirm the appointment of David Douglas as Chief Executive.

The role, which David (pictured, right) has taken on a voluntary basis, is evidence of the club's desire to continue to develop and build an infrastructure consistent with what is required of a modern football club.

Clyde chairman, John Alexander said: "I am absolutely delighted that David will take on the role with immediate effect. It will not be the typical chief executive role that encapsulates operations, as it will focus on club development, supporting strategy delivery and coordinating our commercial projects.

"David has been a regular visitor to the club and a supporter of our fundraising events so he is familiar face to many. We are in no doubt that his approach, skills and undoubted enthusiasm will be an asset to the club."

David is a respected figure within his field, having worked in the charitable sector. He set up his own training and consultancy business, Heartfelt which works across all sectors - private, public and charitable. Heartfelt's ethics and sustained track record of commercial success attracted the club to invite David to The Bully Wee. His commercial experience, allied to his knowledge of business development within all sectors will assist the club greatly.

Heartfelt's approach is also entirely consistent with the club's vision. Although David's chief executive title may be a common one in the world of football, the club believes his remit is unique and one that it hopes will send out a strong signal on what it wants to achieve and how it wants to bring success, on and off the park.

Club manager, Barry Ferguson added his backing to the appointment: "As I have said, I am 100% committed to Clyde and I want to drive the club forward. David can be a big part of that, not only through his business experience but also his background in community work. I got to know him through the Get Onside project and built up a good relationship with him.

"I am looking forward to working with him and the Board to continue to ensure that the club grows and achieves success on and off the park."

David was equally pleased and said: "I am both honoured and thrilled to take on this role with one of Scotland's oldest clubs. I will work as hard as I can to make sure that we all share the same vision for the club and that all of us contribute to a strategy to make that vision happen. 

"We have great fans, a hard-working board and a talented squad led by one of the country's brightest managerial talents. All of us, working together, can make good things happen for this club."