Every Society member is not only able to vote in Board elections, they are also eligible to stand for the Board should they wish.
The Well Society Board is the group of Motherwell supporters chosen by Society members to represent their interests. When Society members are elected to the Board, it is on the understanding that they will be acting in the wider interests of the membership and the Society as a whole. The Board may also choose to co-opt Board members in order to add particular skill-sets or levels of experience if it is deemed necessary.
At every AGM, one Well Society Board member must either stand down from their role or seek re-election, ensuring a Board election. Prospective candidates are invited to provide their details and a statement of why they believe they should be elected. Once the votes have been counted and the elected Board member announced, he or she must sign a confidentiality agreement upon being welcomed onto the Society Board.
You can find the current Well Society Board below.
Douglas Dickie (Joint-Chair)
Motherwell Football Club has been a large part of Douglas` life ever since his father, the late Bill Dickie, took him to his first match at Fir Park against Partick Thistle when he was only 6 or 7 years old.
- Brian Herons goal against Spurs in the Texaco Cup
- Colin O`Neil`s goal in the 1991 Scottish Cup Semi Final
- The Final itself and being on the open top bus with the team, the Cup and his Dad the day after!
Away from the football Douglas runs his own successful Quantity Surveying Practice in Lanark and has done for the past near 20 years. His personal life has meant a recent move to live in Largs, which will not affect his commitment and support of the Club; it just means a little further to travel for the home games!
Tom Feely (Joint-Chair)
Secretary of the Well Society, Tom has supported Motherwell for 55 years.
- The 1991 Scottish Cup success
- The club’s first European game in Katowice
- The Texaco Cup victory over Spurs at Fir Park in 1970
- The atmosphere of the away fans in Nancy a few years ago.
Away from football, Tom runs his own Chartered Accountants practice in Wishaw and loves to travel.
Jason Henderson has been a staunch ‘Well fan home & away since February 1991, a member of the Well Society since 2012, and is a long-term season ticket holder in the East Stand at Fir Park.
A regular blogger on the Steelmen, amongst other topics including fan-ownership and the treatment of Scottish football supporters (http://scrieve.wordpress.com), “Jay” is also a member of the MFC Podcast team (http://www.mfc1886.com), featuring on the well-received podcast on a weekly basis.
- The 1991 Scottish Cup win
- Marc Fitzpatrick’s winner at Easter Road in 2005
- European trips to the likes of Nancy and Athens
- Lionel Ainsworth at Ibrox & Cammy Bell at Fir Park
Away from all things Motherwell, Jason is Parliamentary Assistant to Marion Fellows, the MP for Motherwell & Wishaw. A creative writer and political activist, Jason also enjoys playing football a couple of times a week, collecting vinyl, tracing genealogy, and following the Scottish national side both at home & abroad.
Douglas (Doug) Inglis
Doug Inglis is a long-standing Motherwell fan, a founder member of the Well Society and one of the most enthusiastic volunteers in supporting the fan-ownership project. Doug has been a special advisor at various levels and was co-opted on to the Well Society Board in February 2015.
- The Ancell Babes and a forward line that read: “Hunter, Reid, St. John, Quinn and Weir”
- “Floodlight friendlies” against South American opposition
- Three great seasons under Stuart McCall
- Play off games against Rangers at the end of 2014/15 season
Doug ran his own Chartered Surveyor practice for almost 25 years, but spent the last 13 years of his working life, based in Washington DC, but travelling across the globe promoting the work of two major charities. Doug’s interests, apart from Motherwell Football Club, are focused on family life including his wife, Norma, two married daughters and six grandchildren. He is a committed Christian with a strong faith that has directed his principles and values for several decades.
Although Maureen was nominated on to the Well Society board in December 2015 she has been heavily involved for several months offering assistance with various projects including our recent telephone campaign. She was also a member of the Keith Lasley testimonial committee.
Maureen has been a Motherwell fan from an early age and holds a season ticket in the East stand where she sits with her young nephews and nieces.
- The 1991 Scottish Cup run and in particular Steve Kirk’s goal against Aberdeen
- Watching Motherwell take on Borussia Dortmund
- Last minute winning goal against Aberdeen to secure 2nd place
- the play off wins against Rangers, and in particular singing twist and shout at Ibrox
Outwith football, Maureen works with a family run domiciliary optometry firm in the Central Belt as a Business Development/Marketing Manager.
Originally from Aachen, Germany, Markus moved over to Motherwell in 2004 and was introduced to the club by his friend Dirk Lehman. Markus was made to feel so welcome he instantly fell in love with the club and since then he has held a season ticket in the Phil O’Donnell stand.
- Being introduced to the first team back in 2004 including James McFadden, Stephen Pearson and manager Terry Butcher.
- Helicopter Sunday, spoiling Celtic’s title party!
- Play off win in 2015 over Rangers
Markus has a strong background in Sales and Marketing with various companies in Germany. Markus now resides in Motherwell and works as an account manager for NCR.
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 1 ½ 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.
At Local Government re-organisation 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.
In June 2011 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to local government in North Lanarkshire.
Season ticket holder in the Davie Cooper stand for many years and a Trustee of the Motherwell FC Community Trust since it’s inception in 2011.
- – 1991 Scottish Cup Final win
- – Lucas Jutkiewicz’s injury time equaliser in the 6-6 draw with Hibs in May 2010
- -European Tours including Nancy, Breidablik and Aalesund FK.”
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 100 Munros to date)