Home   Sport   Article

Clachnacuddin unveil new board structure with former Supporters’ Trust secretary Chris Stewart taking over as Lilywhites chairman

By Andrew Henderson

Register for free to read more of the latest local news. It's easy and will only take a moment.

Click here to sign up to our free newsletters!

Clachnacuddin have confirmed a new structure that the club will be implementing – including the appointment of Chris Stewart as their new chairman.

Stewart, a local businessman and director at Highland Electrical Services, is a lifelong Lilywhites fan and has previously served as secretary of the Clach Supporters’ Trust.

He will head up a new structure that sees three new additions to the board of directors, five new faces join the management committee as well as a mental health liaison officer, reserves coach and a new head of development.

Chris Stewart has taken over as Clachnacuddin chairman.
Chris Stewart has taken over as Clachnacuddin chairman.

Grant Munro has joined Clach as director of football. The former Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Ross County player, and Brora Rangers manager, will be responsible for overseeing entire football operations within the club – encompassing all areas from player recruitment through to youth development.

Sandra Duncan has also returned as director. She is already a well-known figure at Grant Street Park and has undertaken many key roles at the football club. Duncan promotes and operates Clach’s weekly Lily Lotto as well as our club accounts and supply chain.

Two new committee members focusing on commercial are David MacDougall and Ali MacIver. They will be taking on a lead role in responsibilities for commercial sponsorship and matchday hospitality packages, as well as promoting opportunities for local businesses to advertise their business and entertain their guests at Grant Street Park.

The club’s new social media team will be made up of Connor MacIntyre and Daniel Nisbet. The duo joined Clach in December 2023 and have taken on responsibilities for managing their social media accounts creating engaging content and promoting various club activities across our media platforms.

In line with the Lilywhites’ values of community involvement, the social media team have been working closely with schools in the Inverness area and working on initiatives geared towards giving youngsters the opportunity to utilise their skills in creating engaging matchday and social media content amongst many other initiatives.

Nisbet will also be responsible for managing player sponsorships.

Neil Parish has also come on board as mental health liaison officer. Clach expect Parish to play a key role in delivering their values and will act as a point of contact in order to provide basic support and education and information. Parish will help raise awareness of mental health, the stigma associated with it and how the club can be of huge benefit in achieving optimal mental health.

Paul MacLennan has been appointed head of development, taking responsibility for the under-18 and under-16 squads. His remit will include supporting and co-ordinating youth coaches across each age group, managing and promoting the club policy on player development and transition between age groups.

Finally, Gary Davidson has taken over as the Lilywhites’ reserves head coach. Returning to the club, Davidson has previously been involved within youth development setups at a number of SHFL and SPFL, and is very familiar with the Lilywhites’ set-up having played a key role in managing their successful youth development programme alongside the late John Beaton.

Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More