Team Pd GD Pt
1 Airdrieonians 0 0 0
2 Albion Rovers 0 0 0
3 Alloa Athletic 0 0 0
4 Arbroath 0 0 0
5 Ayr Utd 0 0 0
6 East Fife 0 0 0
7 Forfar Athletic 0 0 0
8 Queens Park 0 0 0
9 Raith Rovers 0 0 0
10 Stranraer 0 0 0
Updated: 22nd Jun

Meet the Directors

Raith Rovers benefits from a highly experienced board.Here’s an insight into their involvement with the club and their lives beyond the Rovers.

Note: Board members are happy to discuss any concerns or ideas supporters have about the running of the club, and can be contacted via the main office.

Alan Young – Chairman

Alan joined the Board in 2007. He is a chartered accountant and a former Senior Partner of Duncan Young and Co.  Alan is now retired from business but he continues to look after selected clients. He grew up in Burntisland and attended Kirkcaldy High School. Although he and his wife, Liz, now live in Edinburgh, they try to spend as much time as possible in Puerto de la Cruz, on the island of Tenerife.  They have a grown up daughter.

Alan is a jazz enthusiast and he enjoys a glass of quality wine.

 Mario Caira

Mario Caira

Mario came from Italy to join his family here in Scotland in 1961 and immediately began following Raith Rovers. He has always been involved in ‘doing his bit’ for the club and he officially joined the Board in 1998.

A  well-known local businessman, Mario is an ice cream manufacturer and caterer and, as well as this, he also owned the Victoria Hotel for 30 years. His connections with the townspeople and local businesses have encouraged support and sponsorship for many years. His wife and daughter can testify for his passion for “the glorious game” and his commitment to the club.

Mario has been a member of Kirkcaldy Rotary for over 10 years.

Eric Drysdale

Eric Drysdale – Chief Executive

Eric was invited to join the Board in December 1998, after helping form a Shareholders’ Association in 1996/97. He has been a Rovers’ supporter all of his life and a shareholder since 1984. He was closely involved with the Reclaim the Rovers efforts and he acted as liaison among the sellers, buyers and investors. His primary responsibilities are the management of cash flow, corporate governance and representation of the club at SPFL and SFA meetings.

Eric, who was born in Dundee, was educated at Kirkcaldy High School and he graduated from St Andrews’ University. He is a chartered banker and worked for RBS for over 32 years. Until his retirement, he was the Sector Policy Manager, with responsibility for setting lending policy and guidelines for a number of key industries, vital to the UK economy. Professional football was one of his sectors.

After retiring from RBS, he was appointed Chief Executive of Raith Rovers in 2015.

In what little spare time he has, Eric enjoys working out in the gym and spending time with his wife and dog. He also volunteers for Capability Scotland in Perth.

Val McDermid

Val McDermid

Val is a best selling crime author of international repute. She has welcomed the opportunity to further strengthen her already significant ties with the team she has supported all her days. Now based in Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy born Val is currently our main shirt sponsor while she also sponsors our Away Stand, named in honour of her father who was the scout who brought the legendary Jim Baxter to Stark’s Park.

Val’s high profile is sure to continue to be an asset to the club going forward, but it is also her undoubted business acumen that makes her an extremely valuable addition to the board.

Tom Morgan

Tom was born and brought up in Kirkcaldy on the same street as fellow Director David Wann. He retired after 30 years in Financial Services and has followed the Rovers since 1956.

Tom kindly offered his services to “help out” in December 2012 but was swiftly promoted in January 2013 when he joined the board as Commercial Director.

He enjoys a game of golf and is the lead singer for Gaels Blue.

 Dave Wann

David Wann

David joined the Board in 2010 as the nominated Supporters’ Director. He was educated at Kirkcaldy High School and Edinburgh University, where he obtained his degree in mathematics and statistics.  After a career in the Goverment Statistical Service, he held various jobs relating to the funding of universities and colleges. He then retired as Deputy CEO of the Scottish Further & Higher Education Funding Council in 2008.

As well as experiencing the joys of being a Director of Raith Rovers, David also campaigns for allotments and community gardens in the Kirkcaldy area.  He tries to keep his golf handicap to around 10.

John Sim

John Sim, Kirkcaldy born, is currently Global CEO at PKF International, the global network of legally independent accountancy firms having previously held senior roles within KPMG. Operating out of Thailand, John travels extensively in his present role but still is able to take in several matches each season. He played a key role in the change of ownership which occurred at the club 9 years ago and is both a significant shareholder in our holding company and majority shareholder in the company which owns Stark’s Park.

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

Born and bred in Kirkcaldy, Tom is a lifelong Rovers supporter. Educated at Kirkcaldy High School and Edinburgh University, he now works for Fife Council in the Community Learning and Development section.

Tom was a founding member of the Rovers Trust and was heavily involved in the Reclaim the Rovers campaign where he Chaired the Community Fundraising Group. From 2008 to 2010 he was the supporters group’s representative on the RRFC Board.

Gordon Adamson

Gordon was elected as the nominated Supporters Director on the Board in 2016.

Gordon grew up in Burntisland and attended Kirkcaldy High School. He has been on the Supporters Club Committee for 25 years and is the current Chairman. He has also been the Match Day Announcer for the last 18 years. Gordon has carried out many jobs at the Rovers including coaching the under 16 Proctor Youth side whose players included Ryan Blackadder, Dene Shields and Joe Mbu. He was also involved in both the Reclaim the Rovers and Raith Against Time campaigns. Still in full time employment so juggling time is his main hobby away from the Rovers.

Gordon can be found on match days with his trusty microphone.