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Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen thrilled to welcome three new board members


Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen recently strengthened its board with the appointment of three new trustee directors – Richard Booth, Andy Powrie and Richard Tinto.

Richard Booth has over 30 years’ experience working in the domestic and commercial audio-visual market, having held roles covering director, partner, business development, sales and operations.

He recently opened an Aberdeen office for Mediascape, an employee-owned commercial audio-visual company headquartered in Glasgow. Brought up in Inverurie, he has been a keen squash player for over 40 years. Having represented Scotland at U16 and U19 levels, Richard continued competing in the national league for Aberdeen until his late thirties. He is a qualified squash coach and life member of Aberdeen Squash and Racketball Club.

Andy Powrie has spent more than 20 years’ in technology, latterly as Chief Operating Officer in the energy and SaaS (software as a service) sectors. He has demonstrated exceptional leadership and innovation whilst driving growth and technological excellence on an international scale.

Renowned for a commercially driven, tech-first approach, Andy has excelled in areas such as strategic leadership, IT strategy and global market expansion.

His dedication to fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration aligns perfectly with Sport Aberdeen’s mission to enhance available opportunities for the local community to participate in sport and physical activity.

As an avid sports enthusiast with a passion for golf, rugby, and taekwondo, Andy is excited to leverage this personal commitment to sport by enhancing Sport Aberdeen’s offerings. This appointment marks a significant step in Andy’s career, bridging professional expertise with a personal passion for sport, to contribute towards creating a healthier, more active community in Aberdeen.

Richard Tinto is the owner of Tinto Architecture Limited, a multi-disciplinary design and project management business in Aberdeen.

As a graduate of Robert Gordon University and experienced not-for-profit board member, he joined Sport Aberdeen’s board of directors in January 2024, bringing with him a broad range of experience from the property industry. Running a growing business, he has embraced the challenges of leadership and is continually growing and looking to build expertise in providing consultancy and non-executive support to businesses in all sectors. His passion for Aberdeen has seen him becoming involved in many community led initiatives and regeneration discussions around the future of towns and cities.