New DFCSS Directors Introduced

Last updated : 25 January 2012 By Shaded

John Knight - a past Secretary of the Trust in 2007 - we welcome John back on Board as Financial Director. John - born and raised in "The Ferry" on tales of Billy Steel, Doug Cowie, Bill Brown and the 1952 & 1953 League Cup wins - attended his first Dundee game during the Championship season, witnessed that magical European Cup run, and became a regular traveller on the Junior Supporters' Club bus in the late 1960's, later serving as a Junior SC committee member, and playing for the Supporters Club team in 1969 & 1970. John's first job was as a CA apprentice with Miller, McIntyre & Gellatly, where players & managers appeared on a daily basis, and all new signing rumours began! He has since spent 30 years as an accountant with Shell E&P in Aberdeen, Norway, Netherlands & Ireland in a variety of Planning, Management Accounting, Systems Projects & Standards/Procedures roles. He is now semi-retired, but still keeps his hand in with a small business providing Joint Venture Audit services in the Oil & Gas Industry. A member of the Aberdeen Dark Blues, John was part of the Finance Volunteers Group during 2011.

Eddie Devlin - a Dundee FC supporter for over 55 years. Professionally, Eddie spent 6 years with NCR in Production Control before having a 31-year career as Senior Sales Management with Mars Confectionery. He retired in 2001 at age 54, then joined the Commercial Department at Dundee Football Club where he stayed until unfortunately becoming a victim of Administration in 2003. He has also served as a volunteer General Advisor for the Citizens Advice Bureau for 3 years. As well as a being a dyed-in-the-wool Dee, Eddie is Vice Captain of Caird Park Golf Club (although describes himself as a "happy hacker") and he is currently learning to play the guitar.

Steve Ayre - is another die hard Dee, who attended his first game in 1970, a Scottish Cup Quarter Final v East Fife, which Dundee won 1-0. He lists his high point as a Dee as the 1973 League Cup win and joint low points as relegation on goal difference in 1976 and "that night in Stranraer" as the Dees tumbled to a 3-1 defeat. Steve has spent 25 years in Commercial Banking with Bank of Scotland, working in Aberdeen in Asset Finance for 13 years, followed by Commercial Portfolio Management in Dundee and Angus for businesses in the £0.5million to £5million turnover bracket. He brings heaps of enthusiasm, corporate experience, financial realism and some key contacts which he hopes can be utilised to the benefit of both Society and Club.