Ross County Football Club are delighted to announce that David Calder has been named as the club’s new Chief Executive. Calder - who previously resided in Dubai where he was the Vice President for Global Energy Group’s Middle East Portfolio, following a three-year spell in Australia where he headed up the Asia Pacific Region as Regional Director and Chief Financial Officer - starts at the club with immediate effect.
Speaking about his appointment, Calder (35), said: “I am absolutely delighted to be the club’s new Chief Executive Officer. I have been planning to get back into football after a number of years working in a corporate role and to be able to do it with my local club is a huge plus for me.
“I was actually the first full-time Skillseeker (Youth Trainee Player) at the club 17 years ago so it’s great to be back, especially as the club has progressed so much from where it was back then. The facilities for both supporters and players here are fantastic but there are still faces here from when I was at the club so it’s great to see Ross County has maintained that local backbone and culture that makes it such a special club to be involved with.
“It’s an exciting time for Ross County and it’s great to join at the same time as new manager, Owen Coyle,” adds Calder. “I look forward to working with him and the Chairman to embed our ideas and values in the club.”
Calder’s remit at the Global Energy Stadium will include overseeing all corporate services at the club as well as being a link between the business and football sides of the club.
Speaking about Calder’s appointment, Chairman, Roy MacGregor, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that David has accepted the offer to become our Chief Executive. He has a solid background in business, is a former player at the club and has been a supporter for years so I think he is a great fit. Added to that David is a local lad who holds a Business Studies degree, has completed his UEFA A License and is furthering his football business education by undertaking a two-year Masters of Sports Directorship at Salford University, Manchester. I think he will play a key part in shaping the future direction of the club.”