Introducing Our New Man on the Board - Ian Baird

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Ian is a life-long supporter of the Club, and Trustee and Secretary of Dark Blue Business Trust. Brought up in Dundee Ian started his business career in the city as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, followed by a move into residential property development where he held senior management and director positions with Miller Homes, Mansell Partnerships, and Bett Homes. Since leaving Bett in July 2011 he’s been running his own housing consultancy based in Perth.

In addition to his extensive business experience, Ian has a long standing voluntary connection with DFC going back to 2001 when he became a founder member and Chairman of the DFC Business Club. Since then he’s been actively involved in fundraising for youth development, and is currently working on an initiative aimed at securing the future of Dens Park.

Ian is ideally placed in terms of his experience, skills, and availability to effectively contribute to the on-going development of a vibrant and sustainable Society. His primary aim is to add his extensive business and voluntary sector expertise to the Board, and to focus on ensuring that the Society is positively involved in any future stadium buy-back. He’s also completely focused on helping to secure the best possible outcomes for the Society on all other fronts.

Beyond his DFC involvement and business activity, Ian is Vice-President of his Rotary Club in Perth, and an active volunteer for the Woodland Trust Scotland