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Partick Thistle FC has announced that Malcolm Cannon, Chief Executive of Cricket Scotland, is to join the Club’s Board with immediate effect.

An experienced Non-Exec Director and CEO, Malcolm has an impressive track record in business and sport. Starting out in the whisky and pharma industries, he has retail and commercial experience including developing Hunter Boots into a global brand. At Cricket Scotland, Malcolm has overseen the organisation during arguably its most successful year with an iconic victory over England and Scotland’s highest ever global ranking.

Welcoming Malcolm to the Board, Chairman Jacqui Low said:

“I am pleased that we have secured someone of Malcolm’s calibre to join us. He brings a set of strong commercial and business skills and aligned to those, his work in developing cricket in Scotland has been notable for its success in bringing more fans to the sport. He brings a welcome fresh perspective to how we go about our business and ideas as to how we support our aspirations for the Club going forward.”

Malcolm Cannon added:

“As a self-confessed sports nut, although I work in cricket and play rugby, I love football. So the opportunity to join a club with Partick Thistle’s history and pedigree was too good to turn down.  Whilst there have been difficult times on the pitch, off the pitch, I’ve been impressed by what’s happening to drive things forward. There is a real sense of team across the Club and an impressive sense of direction and purpose.  I’m excited to use my skills for the good of this progressive Club.”

The Club also announced the departure of Director Brian Donald, who has resigned after a seven year tenure in office.

Thanking him for his service, the Chairman said:

“Brian has been a great asset to the Board, his commercial and media experience have been invaluable, as has his willingness to give his support to the Club across a range of fronts. He wanted to leave at the end of last season but agreed to stay to ensure continuity until we were ready with a suitable replacement. We are very grateful to him for putting Thistle first. While he wishes to step away from Board responsibilities, we are in discussion with Brian to use his skills going forward in another role. Directors will miss him and thank him for always putting the best interests of this Club first.”

Brian Donald said:

“I have had seven years with the Club, including brilliant highs and heart-breaking lows, and it has been an incredible experience. I have been fortunate to work with people who shared my belief that it is all about Thistle – everything I have done was with the aim of improving the Club. Although looking forward to now having time to enjoy my retirement, I am happy that the Chairman has asked me to consider a role outwith the Board to support sponsorship and events.”

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