TOM WOTHERSPOON Chairman
Managing Director of Lanarkshire haulage firm M&H Logistics, Tom purchased a controlling interest in Airdrieonians in the summer of 2015. Through his company, Tom has been involved in football for some time through sponsorship deals at Hamilton Academical, East Fife and Manchester United. Finally grasping the opportunity to take a more prominent involvement at the Diamonds, Tom began his role as chairman by stressing the important of community involvement and youth development.
JIM BALLANTYNE Vice-Chairman
Jim qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1987 and became a Fellow in 1992. Jim is a partner in Ballantyne & Co, which was established in 1964 by his father John, who retired in 1996. Jim has been a partner since 1989 and the firm continues to go from strength to strength and is a respected member of the financial community. Jim will be responsible for overall financial control and financial strategy to ensure that the football club will be able to serve the needs and represent the local community for a long time to come.
IAIN KING Chief Executive and Director
Iain, 48, forged his reputation in the world of journalism as a three-time Sports News Writer of the Year and respected Head of Sport at the Scottish Sun. He was installed as Airdrieonians’ chief executive in the summer of 2015 when chairman Tom Wotherspoon took over the Club. Iain - also now a lecturer in Sports Journalism at the University of West of Scotland - looks after the day to day running of the Diamonds with the restructuring of the Academy and the rejuvenation of our commercial operation at the top of his agenda.
ANN MARIE BALLANTYNE Director and Company Secretary
Ann Marie is a partner in JR Management Consultants, working in the financial sector in conjunction with Ballantyne & Co for over 20 years. Ann Marie was a lifelong Airdrieonians fan and has visited every ground in Scotland. Her role in the club will be that of Company Secretary, taking control of all day-to-day admin duties, as well as a focus on sales revenues - season tickets, sponsorship, hospitality, merchandise, etc.
ROSE BALLANTYNE Director
Rose has been a lifetime Airdrie Supporter going to Broomfield with her father when he had seats in Row A on the centre line as far back as 1945. In 1953 she met John and both of them followed Airdrie both home and away. They married in 1957 and their children Ann Marie and Jim also followed suit and the trip to Broomfield became a family outing. Rose helped John set up Ballantyne and Company in 1964 and worked in the office until 1996 when she retired from full time work and now helps out on a part time basis. Becoming a Director at Airdrie was a dream come true and she has now become an expert in catering for the team on their away games.
GILLIAN BALLANTYNE Director
The wife of vice-chairman Jim Ballantyne, Gillian had a long involvement with the Club before joining the Board of Directors in 2013. Gillian runs the Club Lottery and is well known among lottery agents and fans alike. With her extensive fitness background her role is constantly expanding. Before joining the Board, Gillian was involved in the introduction of specialised training with the first team, and with the ever increasing youth set up she is expanding this to the other teams
IAN McMILLAN Honorary President
'The wee Prime Minister' has lived every Airdrie boy's dream, when his sublime talents were recognised by the international selection committee and Ian fulfilled a lifetime ambition by playing for his country. His sportsmanship, in tandem with his skills, made him an extremely popular Airdrieonians player. He is still very well respected by everyone in football and will be a great asset to the future of Airdrie Football Club, in terms of linking the future of the new Airdrie FC to the history of the football town.