Andrew Wilson has rejoined the Motherwell board – and says the club must play a big role in helping its community through a tough time.
The 49-year-old was part of the Fir Park board between 2010-2015, playing a big role in the formation of the Well Society. It’s now the majority shareholder at the Fir Park club.
A buisnessman, economist, and former politician, he served as shadow minister in the Scottish parliament between 1999-2003. He then linked up with RBS as deputy chief economist and head of group communications.
Now he is a founding partner in strategic communications firm Charlotte Street Partners. He will sit on the board at Fir Park alongside chairman Jim McMahon, vice chair Douglas Dickie, chief executive Alan Burrows and Tom Feely.
“It is a privilege for me to play a part in helping my club succeed and grow,” Wilson said in a club statement. “Motherwell FC’s purpose is extremely important to its community and it is a source of great joy and improvement for many people.
“We have ambitious plans to continue its success and I rejoin at a time when I don’t think the club has been better stewarded. We have a tough crisis to navigate and must play an active part in getting our community and the country through it.”
Motherwell are currently in limbo over what will happen with the rest of the Premiership season. Scottish football has been suspended until further notice as the world comes to terms with a global health pandemic.
Many teams across the SPFL face an anxious wait to see what the decision is over what happens with the remainder of the 2019/20 season.