John Needham - Chairman
I want all of our fans and everyone involved with the Club to be reassured that my priority is to build on the success that’s been achieved in recent years in conjunction with everyone involved with St Mirren. That will involve Directors, staff and most importantly our loyal and faithful fans. The potential of our Club, with its proud history and community focus, is enormous.
As a lifelong fan I am hugely honoured to have been given this opportunity and will do my utmost to repay the faith shown in me.
Gordon Scott - Director
Over the years my attention turned to playing amateur football but I always remained a fan. Then, many years later and after a chance conversation on the golf course, I suddenly found myself on the club board!
I am a joiner by trade. I started Laidlaw Scott in 1992 and sold it in 2006.
With a background in construction my main remit with Saints was to oversee the design and build of the new stadium assuming we could persuade the local council and a major supermarket chain to help realise that dream.
When we eventually got the nod for the stadium to start I set about visiting numerous other grounds to get ideas for our new home. I then tweaked the design in conjunction with the construction team appointed by Tesco to create the best possible stadium with the funds we had.
Having spent a couple of years helping to build the new St.Mirren stadium I then formed a property company in Las Vegas and a construction company in southern Spain.
I also did the general manager’s job for six months before Brian Caldwell's appointment when we reached the SPL. In that time we managed to get the deal signed with Renfrewshire Council for our future training ground.
My desire is to see us back where we belong at the top table of Scottish football and I firmly believe I can help achieve that, and then successfully deliver this club into the hands of the supporters.
Jim Gillespie - Director
Jim Gillespie is Chief Executive of Kibble Group, a leading child and youth care social business and charity. Through education, care, employability and therapeutic support, Kibble helps young people manage trauma, and empowers them to move forward and lead healthy, fulfilled lives.
Jim has extensive experience at senior leadership and director level, with comprehensive skills in innovation and entrepreneurship. Jim is committed to developing, improving and shaping services for the organisations he is involved with. He has a wealth of experience in providing consultancy on policy development and implementation to governments throughout the UK and further afield. Jim is an active contributor to the Scottish Leaders’ initiative, which focuses on business transformation, leadership and empowerment. In 2006, Jim was awarded a Butler Trust Award by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and has an MBA.
In March 2021, Jim was named as the Club's new Vice Chairman.
Mark MacMillan - Director
Mark Macmillan is the Head of Corporate Services for Kibble Group. Responsible for supporting, developing and implementing Kibble’s strategy and managing and driving excellence across all aspects of the Kibble Group in relation to funding, marketing, communications and external relations.
Mark also has a background in politics and is the former Leader of Renfrewshire Council, stepping down from that Council in 2017. During his time as Leader he was at the forefront of the creation of the Glasgow City Region City Deal and Paisley’s Bid to be UK City of Culture.
Mark previously sat on the Glasgow City Region Economic Leadership Board and was a Non-executive Director of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.