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 with Ken joining the Management Committee in 1993. Ken served as Club Secretary for 15 years before becoming Chairman in 2007 following David Birse, Hugh Campbell-Adamson and the late David Will. Like David & Hugh, Ken has actively maintained Brechin City’s presence at Scottish Football’s HQ at Hampden Park. 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 was elected back on the SPFL Board as the representative for League One and Two in July 2019, and he also currently sits on the SPFL Competitions Working Group and the Scottish FA Professional Game Board. Ken is very much a hands-on Chairman, taking on a multitude of Club-related tasks himself. Outside football, Ken’s business interests have changed from local wealth management business Ferguson Oliver to that of National Independent Financial Advisers, Chase De Vere.

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.

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, 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, Scotland's football authorities and match officials – as well as general communications in and out of the Club. In addition, he currently still retains the matchday microphone. A lifetime City supporter who spent his formative years in Brechin, Grant continues to makes the regular football commute across Angus from Kirriemuir. Outside football, Grant's day-job sees him working in Economic Development.

Kevan Innes

A former Brechin High School pupil, Kevan left the town aged 18 to join the Royal Air Force. After spending much of his adult life living and working in England, he returned to the Angus area where he found himself lured back to his childhood club and became a Season Ticket holder again at The Glebe. He has recently retired after working for many years in the field of Credit Risk Management where he held senior financial positions with a number of Multi-National Companies. It's his considerable numbers experience - along with his passion to see his hometown club do well - which sees him take on a crucial role in the financial management of the Club. Other than supporting City, his other great footballing love is Watford FC where he was a long standing season ticket holder.

Kevin Mackie

A well-known Brechin-bred businessman, long-time supporter and former Main Sponsor of the Club, Kevin was co-opted on to the Management Committee in July 2020. Many Brechin City supporters will well aware of his ambition for the Club to do well in its own right and for the wider benefit of the town itself. In addition to Kevin’s business acumen and connections, the Club will look to benefit from his vision and strategy – particularly at a time when the football industry is having to embrace change at a pace never known before. With an over-arching view on developing a sustainable business model to increase club income, Kevin’s stated intention is to focus on how the Club can raise the funds required to invest in improving the infrastructure at Glebe Park over the longer term. The Club will also benefit from Kevin’s ability to recognise, create and maximise new income opportunities.

Anton Gerlings

Anton joined the Management Committee in 2009. Amongst his primary contributions is the lengthy matchday task of overseeing Brechin City's matchday hospitality offerings in the Platinum Lounge and the City Club. He also has a role to play in several of the Club’s Community initiatives including Football Fans in Training and Festive Friends. Other key club responsibilities are that of The Club's Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO) and Child Welfare Protection Officer (CWPO) and he will also be found regularly at the stadium on non-match days contributing to the variety of unseen tasks which require to be completed.

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.

Grant Johnson

A Dundee-based lawyer by day, Grant is a former Brechin City player having worn the Glebe Park red from 2003 to 2007 – and he was co-opted on to the Management Committee in July 2020. His distinguished playing career saw him serve Dundee United for 6 season in the 1990’s followed by a couple of seasons south of the border with Huddersfield Town. A subsequent return to Scotland saw him predominantly with Alloa Athletic and Montrose before his 4 year stint at The Glebe. Included in his Brechin City CV was his time as one-third of a 3-man management team alongside Ray McKinnon and Darren Taylor which served the club well from 2012 to 2015, delivering some of the most entertaining football seen from Brechin City in recent years. He brings his considerable football knowledge, connections and experience to the Club and is a clear and welcome conduit between the playing side of the Club and the Boardroom.