Warren Hawke appointed to SPFL board

Chief executive Warren Hawke was yesterday elected as one of two Ladbrokes Championship representatives to serve on the SPFL board for the season ahead.

Warren was selected alongside Falkirk’s Martin Ritchie after a voting process involving all 10 second-tier clubs held at the league’s annual general meeting at Hampden.

The proud 46-year-old says he is honoured to have been chosen and aims to do his utmost to further the aims of the club, the league and Scottish football in the role.

He told gmfc.net: “I was nominated by the club, and I was delighted that the chairman, Douglas Rae, put me forward for this role.

“I was one of four candidates. They were myself, Martin Ritchie from Falkirk, Les Hope from Dumbarton, and Ken Ferguson from Brechin City.

“I know the other candidates well, from playing against their clubs over the years, and was fully confident that any two of the four would do an excellent job on behalf of our division.

“Luckily enough, myself and Martin Ritchie got the nod and take up the two Championship places on the SPFL board, and it’s an honour for me.

“It’s a case of looking at the bigger picture and benefitting our club, the division, the football league, and the industry in Scotland as a whole. These aren’t mutually exclusive – the goals and ambitions are shared.

“As far as our football club is concerned, I plan for long-term sustainability rather than short-term gains, and that’s something that I will strive for at the SPFL board level as well.

“The role is a huge responsibility but one that I will cherish and do my best to represent myself, Morton, and the board in the best possible light.”


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