Our Board

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Colin Taylor

Chairman

Appointed 2010.  He was born in Aberdeen. Colin's active sporting involvement is in golf, snooker and cycling. He is a regular spectator at Pittodrie, where he is an active Aberdeen F.C. season ticket holder. Colin also holds a number of voluntary roles in organisations and charities across the city and is currently LORD Dean of Guild for the City of Aberdeen.

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Anthony Dawson

Vice Chairman & Sub Committee Chairman

Appointed 2012.  Currently Senior Partner at I. & G. Collie & Co. He is a former holder of the Scottish and British University Badminton Titles, won various Tennis titles and represented Scotland in both fields. He has held various public appointments, including founder Chairman of Aberdeen Sports Council, Chairman of the Russell Anderson Testimonial Committee, Chairman of the Chris Anderson AdvisoryTrust, Director of the UCAN Urology CancerCharity and a former adviser to sportscotland amongst other roles. In 2007, his sporting achievements were recognised into the Aberdeen Sporting Hall of Fame. He is currently Burgess of Guild for the City of Aberdeen.

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Gordon Edwards

Sub Committee Chairman

Appointed 2012. A former Corporate Director for Resources Management in local government.  He currently services on a number of Trusts and Boards in both the public and private sectors,including Grampian Housing Association and Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (ACVO).  He is also a Trustee of a national Third Sector Pension Fund. Gordon completed a postgraduate certificate in coaching in 2012 and provides coaching, mentoring and financial advice to a range of organisations.

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Alistair Robertson

Managing Director

Appointed 2012. Alistair is also the Managing Director of the company.  He had a brief spell with the Scottish Sports Council in the late 1980's before moving to England where he held a variety of positions in sport and recreation management.  He was the Head of Recreation and Cultural Services for a Metropolitan Council in Merseyside. Alistair has been involved in a number of Strategic Sports Agency committees and panels which have helped to influence and shape the direction of sport in the NW of England.  He also served for 6 years as a National Trustee Director on the Board of the UK's foremost Leisure Management Institute, as well as chairing its NW Region's Executive Committee.

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Moyra Cowie

Trustee Director

Moyra is a former Lecturer in Sport at Aberdeen College and presently a Director of Basketball Scotland.  Her career has included a variety of roles in Sports and Event Management within the Aberdeen City & Shire area and has held Fellow with Diploma membership with the Chartered Institute of Management of Sport and Physical Activity since 2010, and has a keen personal interest in basketball and volunteering.

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Alan Forsyth

Sub Committee Chairman

Appointed 2015.  Alan is presently a Director of Health Safety and Environmental Management within the subsea sector of the Offshore industry.  Having raised his two children in the City of Aberdeen he has been actively involved in supporting the various sporting clubs his family have been associated with. Alan is still actively involved in sport and is an advocate for clubs creating and maintaining pathways through their respective sports to allow all individuals to participate as a lifestyle choice. 

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Paul Adderton

Sub Committee Chairman

Paul is a former Television Producer Director within ITV. Trained at the BBC College Evesham and the National Film and Television School he has worked on and covered a number of sporting events in his professional career such as Football, Shinty, Hockey, Boxing and swimming. For ten years he managed the Multi Media Centre at Aberdeen College holding a teaching qualification in Further Education. A follower of Test Cricket having once been an amateur player for a local team, he now spends his spare time rifle shooting and angling being a committee member of Aberdeen and District Angling Association.

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Hugh Black

Trustee Director

Appointed in 2017.  Born and educated in Aberdeen, Hugh trained as a quantity surveyor with the district council’s city architect’s department before running his own business for 21 years in the onshore construction industry.

In 2010, he acquired Rubislaw Quarry, one of the most famous landmarks in Aberdeen, where the vision is to create a unique and iconic visitor centre to celebrate Aberdeen’s granite heritage.

Other than granite, Hugh enjoys family & friends time, holidays and most sports, particularly football and golf.

Brett Hunt

Trustee Director

Appointed in 2017; Brett serviced 13 years in the Royal Air Force, completing 2 tours in Iraq and 3 tours in Afghanistan. After his military career Brett moved to Aberdeen taking an engineering position in the Oil and Gas industry, after some time in Moscow, Russia and Africa he is now Area Manager for Europe, Russia and Africa.

Brett used to play amateur Ice Hockey in the military is an avid gym goer and still enjoys snowboarding, skydiving and driving the North Coast 500.

Gordon Graham

Trustee Director

Appointed in 2017; Gordon is a former, Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Manager of an Offshore Oil Service Company with over 25 years experience. 

A Councillor for 18 years he has serves on various Trusts and Boards in the public sector.

He is  involved in sports such as football and golf and is a founder member of Auchmill Golf Club, he is a past Captain and is currently Secretary, he is a level 2 coach and teaches golf to juniors at the club and local schools.

John Cooke

Trustee Director

Appointed in 2017; John Cooke was first elected to Aberdeen City Council representing the Hazlehead, Queens Cross & Countesswells Ward, in May 2017.

His career includes holding senior public policy/regulatory roles in the telecoms, pharmaceutical, and financial services sectors, mainly in a blue-chip environment. He has also chaired a Scottish Government Committee concerned with attracting and retaining inward investment.

He is an avid sports fan, being a passionate supporter of Scotland’s rugby and football teams, and a fan of Partick Thistle FC and Manchester United.

Below you will find the various Terms of Reference documents pertaining to Sport Aberdeen.