Chairman and Trustee
Treasurer and Trustee
Alan Burrows is the current Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Motherwell Football & Athletic Club Ltd.
After leaving school, Alan studied at the Glasgow College of Food Technology before a four-year spell with the Hilton Group.
He also worked for the Department for International Development and North Lanarkshire Council before taking up the role as Head of Communications with Motherwell FC in the autumn of 2007.
Alan spent seven years in that post, and won eleven individual awards for his performance, including the Best Club Media Relations award seven years on the spin.
He was promoted to General Manager in 2014 and, one year later, took his seat on the Board of Directors and promoted again, this time to his current position as Chief Operating Officer.
Alan represents Motherwell FC at the SPFL, Scottish FA and at the European Club Association (ECA), where the club is only one of four members from Scotland.
In addition, Alan has recently been appointed the Chair of the reformed Lanarkshire FA.
Gavin Whitefield CBE DL
Gavin Whitefield retired as Chief Executive of North Lanarkshire Council in October 2015 following 15 ½ years serving Scotland’s fourth largest authority .
Gavin entered local government in 1976 following a 1½ year period working with the Exchequer and Audit Department of the Civil Service as an Assistant Auditor.
He worked 13 years with Clydesdale District Council in Internal Audit, Computer Development and finally Housing.
In 1989 he joined Motherwell District Council as Assistant Director of Housing responsible for finance and administration.
At Local Government reorganisation in 1996 he was appointed Director of Housing with North Lanarkshire Council and in April 2000 become Chief Executive with the same Council and prior to his retirement was the third longest serving Head of Paid Service in Scotland.
Gavin was also Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Lanarkshire and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and from November 2007 to November 2008 was Chair of SOLACE(Scotland).
In June 2011 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to local government in North Lanarkshire and in August 2016 was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy.
Currently he is Chair of the Improvement Service Audit Committee ,Treasurer of Youthlink Scotland, a Trustee of the Motherwell Football Club Community Trust and a Board Member of the Well Society which has recently secured fan ownership of the Club.
Married to Grace he has two grown-up daughters, stays in the village of Kilncadzow and in his spare time enjoys football (watching Motherwell FC and playing five-a-sides) and hillwalking (having completed 117 Munros to date).