doakie Posted May 1 Report Share Posted May 1 The applications to join the Smisa board are on the website. I've attached Alan Wardrop's below (in blue) and it's dynamite. There are two key messages as I see it: The lack of transparency and openness by Kibble board representatives. A lack of trust and confidence in their conduct, actions and motivations It seems that he feels the actions of Kibble directors on the St Mirren FC board conflict with the guiding principles of fan ownership which is to manage St Mirren FC transparently and openly with the fans and SMISA members in the best interests of the club. This is no secret, of course, as he revealed his concern about the alleged conflict of interest at the club AGM. Nevertheless, it is a damning condemnation, bearing in mind his statement alleging that "the application named St. Mirren FC Charitable Foundation as a partner when the charity had no knowledge of it". Wow! Here it is: ALAN WARDOP Why I want to be on the board To protect the best interests of the fans and owners of St. Mirren FC, SMISA members, and to restore trust and confidence in the board. I’m concerned about transparency and any conflicts of interests undermining the fundamental principles of fan ownership and management. I’m a lifelong supporter and want to use my experience, insight and knowledge of the club to ensure transparency and engagement with fans and to better protect the club’s future. Professional Skills and Experience As a former director of the club for six years and a trustee of The St Mirren FC Charitable Foundation, I understand the management from both a boardroom and day to day operational perspective. I was Chairman of the St. Mirren Fans Council and pivotal in the creation of the SMFC 1877 Supporters Club in 2016. To this day, I remain the club host and membership manager. As a trustee of St. Mirren’s charity since its formation, I have contributed financially and with my guidance and time – being in the fortunate position to give something back to the club and community after selling my £2.5 million turnover local business. Why Members should vote for me Each St. Mirren director has a clear fiduciary duty under the Companies Act 2006 to declare any potential conflict of interest and act with openness and transparency and in the best interests of the company ie St. Mirren Football Club Limited. Kibble club board representatives, Jim Gillespie and Mark Macmillan, failed to disclose to the St Mirren board, shareholders and fans Kibble supported plans to build on St Mirren owned land. Together with Renfrewshire Council they applied to the Scottish Government for a £2.65 million grant under the name The St. Mirren Wellbeing and Regeneration Masterplan. It was not disclosed to other SMISA club board directors and no prior agreement was secured. In addition, the application named St. Mirren FC Charitable Foundation as a partner when the charity had no knowledge of it and had not granted permission to submit it on their behalf. It only came to light when the Government announced that the application had progressed to a stage 2 application. Both Kibble employees did not declare their plans to build on St. Mirren owned land to St Mirren SMISA board members but denied any conflict of interest. Having discovered the issue under Freedom of Information, I raised it at the club’s AGM. I, like many others, no longer have trust and confidence in Kibble’s directors serving on the board of St. Mirren FC and I put my SMISA board application forward on the basis I wish to remove them. As a born and bred Buddy, from the high flats at Stock Street, Paisley, I have supported St. Mirren since a child in the mid 70’s when Sir Alex Ferguson’s, Fergie’s Furies got me hooked. I simply want to serve in the club’s and fans’ best interests and protect and build a successful future for our wonderful club. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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