Alistair Donald Resigns From Board

Morton have announced that Alistair Donald has resigned from his position on the board of directors at Cappielow.

In an email sent to the club two days ago Donald said:
Over the last few months my business commitments both in the UK and in New York have taken off and I am unlikely to have the time to support the Club in a way which I feel is appropriate. It has been a real privilege to have been associated with the Club. I do hope that the Club which is a fantastic Community Club can realise its aspirations.
The club ended the statement by thanking Donald (pictured: sitting with Douglas Rae) for his input and wishing him well in the future.

The announcement comes at a time when Mr Donald's position at Cappielow is under intense scrutiny. Rasta Ton - a regular on the greenockmorton.org messageboard - has access to the club's recently published accounts and made the following post: "Mr Donald as of 31 May 2009 has contributed nothing other than owe the club circa £20k (which may or may not have been settled since the accounts period of 31 May 2009)." There have also been other allegations made against Donald, but I have no idea whether they are true or not so will not post them here.

Alistair Donald joined the Greenock Morton board of directors in January 2008. He maintained that he was only joining the board in an advisory capacity, and that he had no intention of investing in the club. However, a story on gmfc.net stated that he paid for a pre-season trip to Austria in the summer of 2009. There were never any announcements made on what ways Mr Donald used his business expertise to bring fresh ideas to the club.

gmfc.net - Alistair Donald (10.12.2009)

greenockmorton.org - The Books, To Year End 31 May 2009

greenockmortonfc.blogspot.com - New Director On Board (15.01.2008)

gmst.org.uk - Meeting With Alistair Donald (13.10.2008)

gmfc.net - Pre-season Trip To Austria (23.06.2009)

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