Time for change…
Having served for over ten years as Club Finance Director, Alan Christie has decided the time is right to “hang up his boots” and he will formally step down from the role at the beginning of February.
Before turning to the matter of his replacement, I wish to put on record my personal thanks and extreme gratitude for Alan’s immense input during the period he has held office. I have no doubt my sentiments are shared by my Board Colleagues but I have particular reason to be grateful to Alan, who “stepped up to the plate” when I was literally left holding the keys at the end of the first year of Fans Ownership and he took on the role at a time when the Club’s finances were at a perilous point.
Alan has tirelessly and meticulously handled all things financial and the excellence and accuracy of his control and reports has been recognised in successive reports from the Club’s Auditors.
Aside from his designated position as Finance Director, Alan’s contribution to all things Stirling Albion, most notably commercial, demands enormous respect.
Alan will remain a serving Director on the Club Board, at least in the short term, and his experience and knowledge of the Club’s finances will undoubtedly be invaluable to his successor.
It gives me enormous pleasure, on behalf of my Board colleagues, to welcome Lorri as Alan’s successor. Without a hint of criticism of the present Board incumbents, aside from being professionally qualified for the role, Lorri brings a fresh, vibrant and youthful approach as we seek to progress our succession planning.
In welcoming Lorri, I will leave it to her own words to give you some background as to what she brings to the table and why the role is a perfect fit for the Club and for her, professionally and personally.
“I am delighted to be joining Stirling Albion Football Club as Finance Director. I am CGMA qualified with over ten years senior finance experience working in various industries.
I am passionate about football and more specifically Stirling Albion. Many of you will have seen me around on match days carrying out a variety of jobs so I am a familiar face to some of you.
To date, I have assisted the club with planning our back-office digitalisation and look forward to rolling out this project in the coming months.
In my spare time I enjoy watching sports (football & golf), spending time with my cats, spending time with my family & friends and the occasional hill walk (weather dependant, of course!)
Fun Fact: I share a birthday with Stirling Albion – 9th April – check companies house for the proof! (not the same year!)
I look forward to seeing you all around Forthbank on matchdays, please don’t be shy and come and say hello.
C’mon the Binos.