Meet The Pars Supporters’ Trust Board

The current PST Board meets on a monthly basis and is involved in a number of projects and working groups that have been established to look at specific areas such as community, fund-raising events & club liaison together with playing a major part in volunteering activities.

‘The PST Board has two representatives on the Board of Pars United CIC and one representative on the DAFC Board.

We are currently seeking applications for a further two Board members.  If you are interested in applying, please click here.

  • Drew Main
    Drew Main
    Chair & DAFC Director
  • Joan Geddes
    Joan Geddes
    Secretary
  • Heather Pryde
    Heather Pryde
    Membership Secretary
  • Dave Blackburn
    Dave Blackburn
    Treasurer
  • Susan McGarvie
    Susan McGarvie
    Minutes Secretary
  • Gordon Milne
    Gordon Milne
    PU (CIC) Board Member
  • Karyn Rennie
    Karyn Rennie
    PU (CIC) Board Member
  • John Burt
    John Burt
    Board Member
  • Margaret Davidson
    Margaret Davidson
    Board Member
  • Niall Shaw
    Niall Shaw
    Board Member
Dunfermline Athletic Supporters Society Ltd.
Drew Main
Chair & DAFC Director

Drew works as a mechanical design engineer specialising in product design.

Interim Chair – Drew Main

He lives in Dunfermline with his family and has been a Pars fan for almost 30 years, following the team home and away. Drew has been on the Board of the Pars Supporters’ Trust for a number of years and was appointed Vice-Chairman in 2013.

His most memorable Pars moments include the 3-3 draw with Hibs in our first ever Premier League game, winning the 1st Division title in ’96 and witnessing the free kick where the wall was ‘nivver ten yairds’! Drew thought he’d seen a fair variety of memorable Pars moments until traveling to Stenhousemuir in season 2013-14 for that incredible 5-4 comeback.

Drew is a former director on the boards of both PU CIC and PU (EEP) Ltd, and assumed the role of Interim Chair following the sudden passing of PST Chair Margaret Ross in December 2016.

Drew was appointed to the Board of Directors of DAFC in January 2017.

Joan Geddes
Secretary

Secretary – Joan Geddes

Joan was Secretary of the Pars Supporters’ Trust for five years until 2013 and now returned to join the Board in 2016.  A Pars supporter for over thirty years she lives only a road’s width from East End Park. Favourite Pars moments are the 2004 Cup Final and the Scottish Cup defeat of Rangers in season 1987/88.

She completed visiting the full set of Scottish professional grounds in 2015/16 with Albion Rovers’ Cliftonhill being the last of the set. Also an avid Scotland fan she has travelled throughout Europe with the Tartan Army although the best European football trips have been to see the Pars.

Joan serves as the Secretary of the PST.

Heather Pryde
Membership Secretary
Heather Pryde

Heather Pryde

Heather works as a Project Manager/Systems Analyst for a Telecommunication company.

She is a founder member of the Pars Supporters’ Trust, joining at its inception in 2004. Heather joined the board in 2007 and assumed the role of Membership Secretary which she has been doing ever since.

Having a father and three brothers who are all ardent Pars supporters, there was never any question what team she would follow.

On 1st April 1981, after much pleading & begging, she persuaded her brothers to take her to the game against Clydebank, Sandy McNaughton scored twice in a 2-1 victory, her brothers decided she was a good luck charm and could come back again. The rest, as they say, is history.   

Dave Blackburn
Treasurer

Dave Blackburn

Dave exchanged the green and white of Plymouth Argyle and felt at home with the black and white of the Pars in 1980 when he moved his family north.

Dave has now retired after a working life of 33 years in the Royal Navy, 13 years as customer care for a housing company and a final 3 years working for his son’s business. A member of the Pars Supporters’ Trust since 2007, with the clubs plight starting in 2012 the call to arms was fully accepted.

He is now fully trained in bag packing, bucket carrying and can collecting as well as being the grumpy outside legends on match day. He has still to persuade his wife to see her first football match but 2 of his grandsons are regular supporters.

Dave plays a key role in managing the stadium maintenance programme at East End Park, as well as being the Treasurer of the PST.

Susan McGarvie
Minutes Secretary
Susan McGarvie

Susan McGarvie

Susan is 42, originally from Glasgow and has been a Pars fan for 31 years, this September after moving to Dunfermline when she was 10.

She has been a season ticket holder for “more years than I remember” & got married on the centre spot nearly 11 years ago. She sold programmes for a few years as a teenager and was a member of the Junior Supporters Club, as it was at the time.  Susan has also helped to sell scarves, calendars & raffle tickets during the dark days of administration for Pars Alive & donated to Buy the Pars & the recent fund for Mo’s van.
 
She realised her dream of watching the Pars play in Europe twice with both trips to Iceland and Sweden & would love to do it again.
 
Susan follows the Pars home & away plus enjoy trips abroad watching Scotland fail to qualify yet again (!!) and make a few trips south each season to see Everton & rugby league side St Helens.
Gordon Milne
PU (CIC) Board Member
Gordon Milne

Gordon Milne

Gordon was a founder member of the Pars Supporters’ Trust and has specific responsibility for Community.

As part of that role he is a Trustee of Pars Foundation, the charitable arm of the Club, which also operates the community coaching. He’s been a Pars fan since moving to Dunfermline (next door to Hamish French) in 1997. Gordon is a Director of some transport businesses and an Accountancy graduate.

His wife Linda is a life-long Pars fan and their two boys are both Young Pars members, ball boys, season ticket holders and budding first team players! Having been born on the day the Pars last won the Scottish Cup, there was only ever going to one team for Gordon to follow.

Gordon was appointed to the Board of Pars United CIC as the member representing the PST in May 2016

Karyn Rennie
PU (CIC) Board Member
Karyn Rennie

Karyn Rennie

Karyn qualified as a Primary School teacher 11 years ago and has taught in a number of schools in Dunfermline.

She spent a bulk of her career at Touch Primary School as Class Teacher, Acting Principal Teacher and latterly, Acting Depute Headteacher. She was recently appointed Headteacher at Cowdenbeath Primary School. She has traveled to many places in the world both for work and pleasure but her most memorable experience was creating a partnership with a school in Malawi and spending time teaching in that school.

Karyn inherited her passion for the Pars from her dad and has attended games with him for the last 25 years. She joined the PST in 2014 and is looking forward to the season ahead. As well as regularly working in the Club Shop as a volunteer, she is also involved with the successful Schools Community Engagement Programme, focusing on developing partnerships between the Club and local schools.

Karyn became the first PST Board member to be elected to the Board of Pars United (CIC) in January 2017.

John Burt
Board Member
John Burt

John Burt

John Burt has been following DAFC since 1976. Over the years he has been a member of Kelty, Junior and Lothian 68 Supporters Clubs.

He joined the PST board in April 2013, at the height of the club’s financial crisis, this made for a very ‘interesting’ introduction to the workings of the Pars Supporters’ Trust.

Since then John has helped to organise some of the fundraising events, including the comedy night and curry evening. John’s favourite Pars moment happens every week – going to watch your team play with your pals – simple as that!  Known as Ploo since his schooldays, he had worked as an IT Mainframe Developer with Fife Council, Fife Police and RBS before becoming an IT Contractor in 2011.

Margaret Davidson
Board Member
Margaret Davidson

Margaret Davidson

Margaret was the last Provost of Dunfermline District Council.

Before she retired she was employed at Carnegie College working in Community Development and then as Development Executive, responsible for fundraising and events planning.

Margaret’s involvement with the football club goes back to the olden days when she was at school with Rae Stein (daughter of then manager Jock!) and started attending matches. She joined the PST Board in 2012.

Niall Shaw
Board Member
Niall Shaw

Niall Shaw

Niall Shaw was co-opted on to the Board in July 2014, and was tasked with improving the PST’s communication with it’s members.

A Pars fan for over 30 years, Niall has been closely involved with the Club in a number of roles, through the PST, the Supporters’ Council, and Pars United.  He joined the Board in March 2015, and is responsible for the management of the PST newsletters, website and social media. Niall also works at the Club most matchdays as a volunteer turnstile operator.

A father of four boys, Niall is currently a manager for Menzies Distribution in Edinburgh.