The Trust board is currently made up of nine members. Brief details of each are given below:
Born and bred in Greenock , the first Morton team David watched included the
legendary Jimmy Cowan and Tommy Orr and since then it's been a bit of a
roller-coaster ride being a Morton Supporter. David lives in Gourock , took
early retirement from IBM a couple of years ago, is married with 2 daughters
and a grandson who will soon be old enough to have Saturday afternoon trips to
Cappielow inflicted upon him. Who mentioned cruelty to children ?
Stuart, a lifelong Morton fan, is a founding member and current Chairman of the Supporters Trust.
Having watched the club deteriorate under Hugh Scott's ownership, Stuart investigated ways where
the fans could have more say at Cappielow and thus the idea of a supporters Trust was born. Being
involved in the Trust from the beginning Stuart worked with the Trust lawyers, fellow board members
and Supporters Direct to organise the Trust set up. Like many other he sees the involvement with the
community as a prerequisite if the club is to succeed. Stuart also recognises the importance of promoting
youth football both at the club and in the community and is hoping the Trust can forge better links with
community groups who will both support football development and promote Morton Football Club as the club of choice.
Although He was brought up in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, Danny spent the
first three years of his life in Patrick Street, Greenock. If he didn't behave
himself his father took him to Cappielow as punishment, so he's been supporting
Morton since around 1963/64. Due to his work as a police officer he missed many Saturday Morton
games due to shift-work, although since his retiral through a back injury 5 years ago he has only
missed a couple of games. He has been to a few pre-season tours of Scotland, Northern Ireland and
also travelled to Finland to watch the 'Ton pre-season in 1995. The former fanzine editor of 'The
Cappielow Bugle', Danny was a severe critic of the previous chairman during his reign at Cappielow.
He also follows Scotland around the world and has travelled everywhere from Mexico to Bulgaria
and most countries in between. He is the secretary of the West of Scotland Tartan Army.
In his spare time he does some voluntary driving and is involved in transporting patients to and from
hospital. It is a pleasure to be involved in the Morton Supporter's Trust,
especially in connection with its involvement with the local Inverclyde
Primary schools project, and He hopes to steer more than a few kids to Cappielow instead
of them casting their eyes to Glasgows gruesome twosome!
Iain is the youngest member of the 'Trust board at 26. He has recently
graduated with distinction in Media Technology from the University of
Paisley. No-one can imagine how difficult it must have been going up there
every week while we were getting relegated last season.
As with many Morton fans Iain is a fully fledged member of the Tartan Army
having travelled to many Scotland away matches. His most recent adventure
was in Belgium.
Iain is also a keen collector of Morton memorabilia and programmes including
programmes from the 1948 Scottish Cup Final and 1963 League Cup Final along
with other items dating back as far as 1912.
Jim lives in Skelmorlie and has 2 sons and 2 daughters, all of whom are active
Morton fans. Jim took early retirement from IBM in early 2002. He has
been involved with the Supporters Trust since the beginning and represented
the Trust throughout the negotiations during the period of administration.
Since the new regime took over he has represented the Trust as a director on
the board of Greenock Morton Football Club.
Roddy is part of the Aberdeen based members group and has been actively involved with
recruiting many members to the Trust, as well as collecting on behalf of the Club as a
lottery agent. It was he who wrote to Chick Young inviting
him to join the Trust, and he has also organised several hospitality days out inviting many non-Inverclyde
based members, including supporters of rival clubs, to make the trip to Cappielow. Being yet another lifelong
fan he sees the events of the past few years as a wake up call to all Morton fans in that the
only way to sleep easily is in the knowledge that GMFC is owned by Morton fans. He sees youth
development as being crucial to the future of both Morton and Scottish football and is delighted
that it is very much a part of the GMST mission.
Roddy has been tasked with dealing with any press/media issues and sees this role as a way to
highlight the Trust and perhaps raise the awareness of the Trusts ideas and commitments to Greenock
Morton Football Club and the development of youth football.
Having run an unofficial Morton website since 1995, Eddie was co-opted onto the
board to re-develop the GMST website as part of mortonunofficial.net. He has been a Morton supporter
A diehard Morton fan of some 40 years, Brian travels from Glasgow to watch the Ton. He has also passed the
"Morton bug" to various members of his family including both of his daughters.
Those of you who are frequent visitors to the website will know Bryan as the resident stats man and
"messageboard community policeman". Many will be unaware of Bryan's other background. Bryan is an assistant Cub
Scout Leader for the 1st Gourock Scout Group, and is also the spokesperson for the Greenock Morton Disabled Supporters
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