About us Who we are Our Board Colin G. Taylor - Chairman Appointed Chairman in 2017, previously Vice Chairman since 2010; Colin Taylor was born in Aberdeen and is currently Dean of Guild for the City. 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. Anthony Dawson - Vice Chairman & Sub Committee Chairman Appointed Vice Chairman in 2017, a Trustee Director and Sub Committee Chairman since 2012; Anthony Dawson is currently Senior Partner at J. & G. Collie & Co. and Burgess of Guild for the City of Aberdeen. 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 and is currently Chairman of the Active Aberdeen Partnership. In 2007, his sporting achievements were recognised by the Aberdeen Sporting Hall of Fame. Gordon Edwards - Sub Committee Chairman Appointed 2012. A former Corporate Director for Resources Management in local government. Gordon Edwards 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. Paul Adderton - Sub Committee Chairman Appointed in 2012; Paul Adderton is a former Television Producer / Director with ITV. 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; an active committee member of Aberdeen and District Angling Association. Alistair Robertson - Managing Director Appointed in 2012; Alistair Robertson is currently the Managing Director of the Sport Aberdeen. 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 and 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. Moyra Cowie - Trustee Director Appointed in 2015; Moyra Cowie 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. Alan Forsyth - Trustee Director Appointed in 2015; Alan Forsyth 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 heavily 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. 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. 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. Claire Imrie - Trustee Director Appointed in early 2018, Claire Imrie is currently a Director of a small food company and serves on a number of trusts and boards around the city, including Aberdeen Performing Arts, Friends of Hazlehead, Integrated Joint Board within ACC and the Gordon Highlanders Museum. Claire has always had an interest in sports and completed a diploma in Fitness, Health, Exercise & Anatomy Physiology as well as assisted in teaching Kickboxing at JJB Sports. She also enjoys running in local parks and playing badminton at various clubs around the city. Claire has recently been appointed the Mental Health and Wellbeing Ambassador for Aberdeen City Council and feels that health and fitness play an invaluable role in helping diminish mental health issues and improve wellbeing. Below you will find the various Terms of Reference documents pertaining to Sport Aberdeen.