Motherwell chairman resigns

Outgoing Motherwell chairman Brian McCafferty (right) with journalist and Motherwell fan Tam Cowan (Pic by Alan Watson)
Outgoing Motherwell chairman Brian McCafferty (right) with journalist and Motherwell fan Tam Cowan (Pic by Alan Watson)

Motherwell FC and Well Society chairman Brian McCafferty has announced that he is stepping down from both roles.

He will resign from the Motherwell board after Saturday’s game against Hearts ansd then exit the Well Society when a replacement is chosen in early December.

Brian, 68, told the Motherwell FC website: “After three years, I feel the time is right to step down and allow someone else the chance to take my place on the ‘Well Society board, which is something the rules try to facilitate.

“I will of course be stepping down from the Motherwell board too as a consequence and felt fan ownership week, which sees us link up with the Foundation of Hearts for Saturday’s game at Fir Park, would be a fitting way to end.

“I would like to thank all ‘Well Society board members, past and present, and other volunteers for their help, sacrifices and dedication over the past three years.

“All ‘Well Society members have helped save the club from serious financial difficulty and/or foreign ownership and I hope other Motherwell fans can join in the coming months to give the club a secure long-term future. I will continue to help and support the project.”

Motherwell FC owner Les Hutchison told the club website: “The Board and the Club would like to thank Brian for his dedication toward Motherwell Football Club. It is vital that the excellent work Brian undertook on behalf of the Society, as a member of the Club Board, continues and we look forward to the nomination of a replacement with the skills required to operate as a Director of a significant business.”

The resulting vacancy on the ‘Well Society board will be filled via an election process that is currently taking place for a previous vacancy.

Instead of one new member being elected, the top two candidates will join the board to take it back to the full quota of seven.

Members should still vote for one candidate only and can do so via the forms they were sent by email or post. The deadline is midnight on December 8.

A new chairperson will be chosen after the two vacancies are filled. Further details on that process will follow next month.