Willie started his career in banking in 1966 with The British Linen Bank in Kirkcaldy. Willie held many positions during his 40 year banking career, retiring in 2006 after managing the cash and cheque clearing operations for HBOS on a UK-wide basis, following the merger of Bank of Scotland and Halifax in 2001.
Willie has been a member of the Bank of Scotland (Fife) Curling Club for more than 30 years and has served as their Captain on two occasions. The club is an active member of the West Fife Province winning the Province League 7 times in the past 10 years. In January 2013 Willie was part of the Strathcona Cup Tour Team to Canada who regained the Cup. Willie Captained the East Tour Team. Willie is also a member of Kennoway Curling Club.
Willie is the President of the Rotary Club of Cupar and will hold that position until June 2014.
Willie was elected to the Board of Directors of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club in 2008 and was re-elected for a further three years at the 2011 AGM. He was appointed Chairman in 2009. In 2010, he was appointed to be a Director of British Curling and will hold that position until 2014.
Robbie is a former President of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club. He was a Shift Charge Engineer based in Rannoch Power Station before automation came in when he was in charge of 26 power stations at Clunie Power Station near Pitlochry. In 1993 Robbie took early retirement from Scottish Hydro Electric in time to go to the Scottish Men’s tour to Eastern Canada when the touring team won the Strathcona Cup.
Robbie is a member at Dunkeld CC for whom he in 2007, enjoyed a win at the Scottish National Masters Championship. In the recent past he was twice in the Area 8 Representative and President of Atholl Province.
Robbie became a Trustee in 2010 and is an avid collector of curling pins, books and artefacts.
John Burnett, recently retired, Principal Curator, National Museums of Scotland was previously in charge of the Modern Scotland section, where among other responsibilities throughout his career, he specialised in the history of Scottish sport. He is the author of several books and articles on Scottish Sport.
John became a Trustee in 2009 and provides expertise from the perspective of the museum sector.
Bruce was appointed as a Trustee of the Scottish Curling Trust in 2010, due to his position as Chief Executive Officer for the Royal Caledonian Curling Club. He leads on operational matters, policy development and supports the organisation in achieving its strategic aims.
Bruce has worked in sports management for 25 years; in public, private and voluntary organisations. He spent 11 years as Chief Executive of Snowsport Scotland and spent three years in sports management consultancy prior to working in curling. Bruce is a member of Abbotsford Curling Society and recently started coaching his children who have taken to the sport.
Alastair became a director of the Scottish Curling Trust upon appointment as Chairman of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club in June 2014 and remains a director of the Scottish Curling Trust while holding that position.
Alistair spent his career in local government, initially in finance as a Chartered Accountant and then as the Chief Executive of South Lanarkshire Council 1995-1999, Scotland’s third largest local authority at the time. He served as the Chairman of the Accounts Commission and Audit Scotland from 2001-2007 and has advised the Scottish Government on a wide range of issues, including being part of the review group for MSP remuneration, chairing the Leadership Advisory Panel on Local Government Leadership Capacity and providing evidence to the Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee on the budget setting.
Alistair is a member and past president of Gourock Curling Club and has competed in both the Scottish Curling Senior Championships and the National Masters Curling Championship. As well as this he also won the prestigious Dolly Cup in Geneva in 2014. Alistair was the first chairman of the board of directors of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club in 1997. He also chaired the World Women’s Curling Championships in Paisley in 2006.
Professionally he brings a wealth of experience from senior posts in local government and national audit office.
Kay has a wide and varied knowledge in curling and other sports and many years of business experience. Qualified as a primary school teacher, Kay currently runs a family business and is involved in equestrian judging. Kay is a qualified curling official and coach, Scottish Curling Senior Champion in 2015. She has experience in producing booklets, displays & exhibitions which will help us to curate the Scottish curling memorabilia & artefacts.
Kay is a past president (2009-10) of the Ladies Branch of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club and was a board member of RCCC from 2010-2016. She has been an enthusiastic supporter of the restoration of the Charles Lees painting and is keen to see the establishment of a Scottish Curling Museum.
Graeme is a retired doctor and accomplished curler with a career spanning several decades. He is winner of Scottish titles at Schools, Juniors, Mens, Seniors and Masters. In June 2016 Graeme was appointed as a director on the board of the RCCC.
Graeme is a keen collector of curling stones and other memorabilia and was involved in setting up the Curling display in Dumfries Museum during the World Seniors and Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in 2014.
Leslie Ingram Brown
Leslie has been involved in the sport of curling's administration for fifty years since being introduced to the sport at Crossmyloof in Glasgow. He has been a keen umpire and event organiser, has attended over 100 international competitions and introduced people to the sport over the years. He is also a collector of curling memorabilia that includes 14,000 pin badges. Leslie is a past president of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club (1995-96). He received the WCF Freitag Award in 2008.
Leslie worked as a Director of a family publishing business for 36 years. His other interests include cricket, golf, swimming and tennis.
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