Our Team

We use a network of reliable, experienced and trusted consultants to deliver work and help you grow a winning club.

Andrew Jenkin

Andrew Jenkin MSc

Andrew is the Head of Club Development and is the main point of call. To date, he has led on the incorporation of over 25 sports clubs across the UK as charitable and community organisations. He has led on a range of governance reviews and feasibility studies on behalf of clubs and has helped raise over £60k in grants for clubs to support their ongoing activities and community programmes.

When not supporting our clients, he lectures in Sport Management at the University of Stirling. He is a founding Trustee of the international sport for development charity Africa on the Ball and still occassionally pulls on the boots himself, turning out for the charity’s partner club Glasgow on the Ball.


  • PhD in Sport/Society
  • MSc in Sport Management
  • ILM Level 5 in Social Enterprise Support
  • Community Shares Practitioner (pending)
  • Social Return on Investment Qualified Practitioner (pending)

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Bryan Jackson

Bryan Jackson

Bryan has provided corporate recovery services for the past 34 years to a wide range of referral sources including banks, solicitors, accountants, money advice services, citizens advice bureaux, and corporate and personal clients. He worked on the administrations of Dundee, Clydebank, Portsmouth Motherwell, Hearts and Dunfermline. In the majority of these cases, Bryan successfully transferred the ownership of the club into the community.


  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
  • Fellow of Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3).
  • Member of The Institute of Credit Management
Nick Igoe

Nick Igoe

Nick Igoe is a Chartered Accountant with 32 years’ post qualification experience including 27 years as finance director. Between 1997 and 2012 Nick was West Ham United’s Finance Director where his achievements included the following.

  • Fund raising, including securing finance for stadium redevelopment in 2000/01.
  • Managing financial strategy following relegation in 2003, culminating in the club’s return to Premier League in 2005 with significantly reduced cost base and debt.
  • Maintaining financial stability of club through a succession of challenges, including ownership changes, major litigation, insolvency of club’s owner, banking crisis of 2008 and default of club’s main sponsor.

Since 2013, Nick has been engaged as a consultant with SD Club Development on numerous projects for supporters’ trusts aspiring to gain control of their clubs, including the successful conversion to community ownership of clubs such as Newport County, Grays Athletic, Peacehaven & Telscombe and St Mirren.

Nick has also lent his experience to Supporters Direct initiatives such as the Expert Working Group on Supporter Ownership and Engagement.

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Alan Russell

Alan Russell

Alan has been part of a business consulting practice which works with corporate, public and voluntary sector clients since 1999. His work focuses on the implementation of strategy: planning this with board members and senior teams; developing communication approaches to key stakeholders; engaging and enrolling teams and functions across entire organisations and their stakeholders; monitoring and checking process on the journey towards delivering business results.

Notable projects during this time have included:

  • co-ordinating the implementation of an SAP system for one of the UK’s largest petrochemical sites
  • creating a global change network for a leading international mining group
  • designing and implementing a database to automate the process of compiling performance data for a major oil field operator
  • running a programme office for a charitable trust to increase income generation and improve community engagement
  • training leaders and managers in change management methodologies
  • facilitating workshops for numerous project and leadership teams

Alan’s experience in change consultancy and facilitation complements his previous background as a business process analyst, and his honours degree in Economics. Alan is a passionate football fan, and balances his consulting role with the position of Chief Executive at Supporters Direct Scotland. He is also the chairman of Raith Supporters Trust, which owns a major shareholding in Raith Rovers FC, one of Scotland’s oldest professional football clubs.

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Angus Martin

Angus Martin

Angus works with a wide-range of community and sporting organisations helping them to grow and build capacity, offering support in the following areas:

  • Funding
  • Partnerships
  • Strategy
  • Impact
  • Capacity Building
  • Facility Development

Stuart Haw

Stuart is a sport management consultant with experience of events, development and research in federations and local authorities, across a variety of themes, including athlete development, event management, and asset management.

He spent the first four years of his career working at Vivacity, a charity providing ownership and management of previously local authority-owned assets in sports, arts, and cultural services. Inspired by the London 2012 Olympics, he then studied for an MSc in Sport Management at Birkbeck College, University of London. While studying, Stuart interned for a National Governing Body of sport and went on to work for federations, including British Fencing, British Athletics, England Athletics, and the Special Olympics GB.

Stuart’s PhD focuses on clubs and community businesses in sport. He investigates the human capacity and capital required for community groups to successfully undertake an asset transfer, and manage and/or own a facility that was previously owned by a local authority.