Warren Hawke appointed interim CEO
Written By SPFL Trust Media Centre
The SPFL Trust has announced the appointment of Warren Hawke as our interim CEO.
- Former Greenock Morton star Warren Hawke to stand in for Nicky Reid, who will start a six-month period of maternity leave next month (October)
- Warren brings extensive experience in football and charity sector
- A six-week handover period has begun with both Warren and Nicky working closely to ensure a smooth transition
A former footballer, the 49-year-old will cover as Nicky Reid prepares to take a six-month period of maternity leave with effect next month (October) when she is due to give birth to her second child.
Warren has extensive experience in both the third sector and Scottish football itself.
Since retiring from the game, he has served as Morton in the Community’s chief executive before fulfilling the same role at the club itself, Greenock Morton FC. During that period, he was an elected director to the SPFL board.
Warren is also a former senior executive at PFA Scotland, the players’ union, and has a successful consultancy business working with a number of organisations and clubs related to Scottish football.
He’ll be working two-and-a-half days a week through until Spring 2021 when Nicky will return to post.
“When I knew that I was going to need some time away from the SPFL Trust, Warren was always the number one choice,” explained Nicky.
“He knows our organisation, our partner community trusts and their associated SPFL clubs, and of course he knows both the third sector and Scottish football exceptionally well. He’ll be a very safe pair of hands for the next few months while I am away. I wish him every success during his time with us.”
Warren adds: “I’m delighted to be working with the SPFL Trust to support the team over the next few months. 2020 has been an incredibly exciting time for us. There have been significant funding streams, new projects as well as very high awareness levels both in terms of the general public and the third sector.
“There’s a lot to do in the coming months, but I have no doubt that we’ll keep moving forward and that the charity will be in a strong place when Nicky is ready to return.”