Introducing the SPFL Trust's staff team

Led by our chief executive Nicky Reid, meet the team who guide the SPFL Trust, ensuring it's an effective, forward thinking charity there to support people in communities across Scotland.

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Nicky Reid

Chief Executive

Our CEO Nicky leads the strategic direction of our charity, governance and budgeting. She represents the SPFL Trust on the national and international stage. Nicky is also a member of the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group. 

I first started with the SPFL Trust in November 2013 after seven years at Falkirk Football Club and Falkirk Football Community Foundation.

To this day I am not quite sure how I ended up having a career in the world of football, but I love it. I started off in the direct delivery of projects that use football to engage with those who may be struggling for whatever reason and love seeing the journey that participants take.

My colleagues would say I am a hardworking, enthusiastic multi-tasker. My friends would say I am bubbly, friendly and patient.

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Fiona Taylor

Operations Manager

Fiona oversees the successful day to day delivery of the SPFL Trust's projects. She is responsible for the management of income into our charity, including trusts & grants, community fundraising, and corporate partnerships.

I started working life on the Management Training Scheme with Jenners Department Store in Edinburgh.

Following the birth of my first son I took a career break when I saw a job advertised to work at Falkirk Football Club. Falkirk had just been promoted to the Premier League and I got my first taste of working in Scottish Football.

My family are all football daft and what better way to start your working day than walking up the steps to Hampden!

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Craig Joyce

FFIT Officer

I’ve been very fortunate to be involved in Football for the most part of 25 years in a number of roles - fan, player, coach & employee.

To have the opportunity to continue to contribute to the game over this period of time and now work with the SPFL Trust means the world to me. It also goes hand in hand with two of my passions: football & people.

I had previously worked with the Scottish FA in the West Region for 8 years and enjoyed my time there, having the opportunity to get to know & work with so many fantastic people who want to develop the game and the people who are involved in it.

Football is a beautiful game, it is also a very powerful tool if we use it in the right way.

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Shirley Snyman

Executive Support and Governance Officer

Prior to joining the Trust, I worked at the Scottish FA as Governance Administrator, supporting the Legal and Referee Operations departments.

I enjoy scenic walks, music, reading and travelling.

My new role is varied and very interesting;  I am really enjoying it and it’s great to be part of Team Trust!

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Louise Murphy

Finance Officer

Originally from Cork, Ireland, I have spent the last 11 years working in several roles within the Arts & Charitable Sector in Scotland.

I grew up in a football daft household and was regularly brought along to Cork City FC games with my dad and brother.

My passion for music finds me regularly attending gigs & festivals. I love travelling, challenging myself with the odd munro and I am a lover of fine food & wine. 

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Fiona McAlister 

Programme Lead

Having worked in the sports industry for over 15 years, I strongly believe in the power and impact sport can have on an individual and the community.

I understand the impact and importance of allowing an individual to explore their own potential to create their own path in life – no matter their background, ability or aspiration.

My first steps into the professional football world was with Stenhousemuir FC, where I learned the true power a football club can have in its community.

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Ruth Mason

Employability and Inclusion Officer

I have worked in the third sector for many years and gained vast experience in the field of learning and development.  I have a track record of training and qualification delivery.

I am passionate about people development and thrilled I will be able to contribute to the great work of the SPFL Trust.

When I am not at Hampden, I am a Mother and the Chairwoman of Home-Start Glasgow South. 

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Marjory Devlin

Finance Officer

After qualifying as an accountant with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, I enjoyed a rewarding career in local government, joining East Dunbartonshire Council when it was established in 1996.

I moved to the charity sector in 2017, working for East Park, a residential school in Glasgow supporting children with complex learning difficulties.

At the start of 2024 I was lucky enough to secure a position as Finance Officer here at the SPFL Trust and I am delighted to contribute to the wonderful work the team does across Scotland.

Away from work I am married with two grown up children, both of whom are very impressed that my new place of work is Hampden.

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Graeme Strawhorn


I have worked in the third sector for over 15 years. I worked with the Ayrshire Hospice as Fundraising Manager and, prior to that, I worked with the NHS and trained to be a Nurse.

It's exciting being part the SPFL Trust team, striving to make a difference in our communities, through the power of football.  Being active is very important for both health and general happiness and I enjoy running, swimming, cycling and the occasional game of golf!

I’m a Scout by heart having been a member of my local Scout Group since I was 5 years old. I still volunteer as Group Scout Leader.  Throughout my time there I’ve learned so many lifelong skills and knowledge which has shaped me into the person I am today. So, it’s great to be able to contribute inspiring our communities to make a difference for themselves.

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Erin Stevenson

CashBack Off the Bench Delivery Officer

Over the past seven years, I have worked in the sports industry as a lifeguard, swimming instructor, and later as a youth and community coach.

I have been delivering sport employability programmes in the third sector ever since I completed my degree in sports coaching. Throughout my life, having a passion for sports has helped me develop many skills and build confidence.

I am passionate about using the power of sport to provide our young people with opportunities to develop their education, physical and mental health to help support young people for their futures.

Being a member of the SPFL Trust team and working alongside football clubs is extremely exciting and I look forward to developing my career at the SPFL Trust.

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Geraldine O'Kane

Programme Lead

My remit is to ensure smooth delivery across employability, inclusion and health programmes throughout Scotland delivered by the SPFL Trust. Working in partnership with the associated community trusts,  my aim is to successfully attain outcomes over all programmes of work.

My professional career to date started during my undergraduate years in various health projects linked with the University of Glasgow.  Since graduating in 2008,  I have added and improved my skillset in strategy management, predominantly across local government and NHS.

With a passion for collaborative working to improve health and wellbeing at local level, I get to live my dream job with the SPFL Trust everyday! I also quite like football.

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