3 October 2017
Nicky Reid - appointed as CEO for the SPFL Trust © insider.co.uk
Nicky Reid has been announced as the new chief executive of the SPFL Trust - the first woman appointed to a top job at the national stadium, Hampden Park.
The Trust, set up in 2009 as an independent regulated charity associated with the Scottish Professional Football League, works with Scotland's 42 professional football clubs and external agencies aiming to use football to engage with communities.
Nicky joined the Trust in November 2013 having spent seven years at Falkirk Football Club and Falkirk Football Community Foundation.
The charity has enjoyed unparalleled success during Nicky's time as general manager. Under her leadership, the SPFL Trust has launched its 2016-2021 strategic plan with a focus on inspiring and supporting clubs, helping them build capacity to work with people in need, engage funders on national projects, and a renewed focus on establishing relationships at a national level.
Nicky said: “I’m very pleased to accept the board’s invitation to become the SPFL Trust’s first chief executive.
"This is an exciting time for the charity, and Scottish football.
"We’re well on route to showing that we can have the most community engaged league in the world because our clubs are trusted to support those in need.
"Our stated mission is to support clubs engage one million people a year by 2021, and so there is much to do, but I’ve no doubt that it’s a target we can reach."
SPFL Trust chairman Bob Winter adde: “The board is delighted that Nicky is to become the SPFL Trust’s first ever chief executive.
"She’s an outstanding leader who brings charisma and great focus to the charity. Nicky has established strong relationships with government and football’s governing bodies, which in turn has strengthened our hand in supporting our clubs to support those who are in need.
"This appointment reflects the SPFL Trust’s ambitions to see Scottish football support communities across the country."
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