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Tuesday 11th June 2024

SPFL Board elected for season 2024/25

The Scottish Professional Football League’s 42 member clubs have today elected the seven club representatives who will serve on the SPFL Board for the forthcoming season at the league’s AGM...

The SPFL Board includes three William Hill Premiership representatives, two from the William Hill Championship and two covering William Hill League 1 and League 2, one as an alternate director.

Elected to serve on the 2024/25 SPFL Board, alongside SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster, chairman Murdoch MacLennan and independent non-executive director Karyn McCluskey, were:

  • William Hill Premiership: Michael Nicholson (Celtic), Malcolm McPherson (Hibernian), James MacDonald (Ross County)
  • William Hill Championship: Paul Hetherington (Airdrieonians), Graeme Mathie (Ayr United)
  • William Hill League 1 and League 2: Andrew Allan (Alloa Athletic), Alternate director – Allan Maitland (Clyde FC)

At the meeting clubs also voted to approve a recommendation from the Competitions Working Group that the new protocol in the IFAB Laws of the Game permitting permanent concussion substitutes is used across all senior SPFL competitions.

Each team will be allowed one concussion substitute per match in addition to the normal number of substitutes and substitution opportunities. If that concussion substitute is used, the other team is allowed an additional substitute. This follows a trial of permanent concussion substitutes in the SPFL, which first launched in March 2021.