Meet the TJF Board

The TJF Board of Directors is democratically elected by the members of The Jags Foundation.

Directors face re-election on rotation, with one third of the TJF board elected each year (usually in May/June). There are 9 elected positions in total.

There is flexibility, under the TJF Articles of Association, to co-opt additional board members, serving until the next Annual General Meeting. This allows us to draw on the wider talent of the Thistle support more flexibly, as and when required.

Andrew Holloway (Chair)

Andrew has been a Thistle fan since 1995, introduced by his dad, and now attends when he can with three generations of the family! He’s delighted to be elected to the Board of TJF, and passionately believes that through the successful transition to fan ownership, we can deliver a legacy football club that we can all be proud of.

By trade, Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor, with significant advisory experience. Outside of that, he has a young family, and when he’s not busy with them, he’s a keen runner!

In June 2023, Andrew joined the Club Board, to support closer working between the Foundation and the Club, and to help with the implementation of the new fan ownership model.

(Term expires in summer 2024)

Stuart Callison (Club Board Rep)

Stuart has been a Thistle fan for just over 50 years, his first game being a 4-0 friendly win over Queen of the South in January 1970, and his first season being the club’s first ever relegation from the top division. Just in time for 1971. Stuart has seen every one of the club’s relegations, and most of its trophies!

Stuart is CEO of St. Andrew’s First Aid, which of course is best known for supplying volunteers to support the safety of fans at grounds across Scotland including Firhill. Stuart has been a senior charity manager for more than 20 years, previously in regeneration, and before that qualified as an accountant and worked for the National Audit Office in Edinburgh and London.

Stuart has spent more time than he cares to remember on boards and committees of all kinds and had sworn never to do it again – but Partick Thistle is the exception.

Effective 11th January 2024, Stuart serves as TJF’s representative on the Football Club Board.

(Term expires in summer 2025)

Graeme Cowie (Secretary and Trust Rep)

Having grown-up in Aberdeen, Graeme knows well the challenges of following Thistle from afar. Trips to Banff and Perth didn’t put him off, and he became a season ticket holder while living in Glasgow for University. He’s a previous Nomads Show host, Jagscast panellist and Jags Trust board member. Now London-based, where he works for the UK Parliament, he frequently bemoans that English football “just isn’t the same”.

As Secretary, Graeme has responsibility for corporate governance and administration of the membership organisation. He is also one of TJF’s two representatives at PTFC Trust trustee meetings.

(Term expires in summer 2025)

 Heather Iona Holloway (Programme)

Heather’s first Thistle game was in 1997, aged 3 months old and she has never looked back. She attends home and away games regularly with family and friends and has recently enjoyed introducing her young nieces to Firhill.

A primary school teacher, Heather originally taught in the highlands, before moving back to the central belt of Scotland. As well as teaching, she is a boarding tutor and qualified hockey coach, leading her team to an unbeaten season (hard to imagine as a Jags fan).

Heather believes that TJF provides the best opportunity to make a success of fan ownership for not just the here and now supporters, but for the next generations of Thistle fans.

Heather is the ambassador for Her Game Too at Partick Thistle, making football a more welcoming place for women and girls. She also oversees TJF’s match-day programme contributions.

(Term expires in summer 2024)

Ian Mackinnon (Events)

Having been a season ticket holder for over 20 years, with a particular love for the away days, it was maybe inevitable that Ian would get involved behind the scenes at some point. He was involved with the onethistle volunteer group during the magnificent 2012/13 season. That group was created purely to get more people through the gate for selected matches that season, and suggested that the John Lambie stand be transformed in to the singing section for the home support.

Circumstances mean that Ian can now commit the time required to help the club that has given him and thousands of others so much over the years, beyond simply attending matches. With a background in events management, Ian sees this as an area where he can assist TJF in growing and engaging the membership.

A lot of our lives are online these days but in-person events are still vitally important to an organisation like TJF. We will be looking to find the right balance between formal and informal events, and encouraging members to get together as often as possible. This is a unique moment in PTFC’s history, as the fans have never had a better opportunity to shape the future of the club. Ian feels honoured and humbled that the members have allowed him to be a part of that.

(Term expires in summer 2024)

Stuart Goldie (Nomads and Thistle Pins)

Stuart has been attending Firhill for nearly 40 years since the age of 8 from the Benny Rooney era. His dad decided he was old enough to sign up for a lifetime of hope with a splattering of success, just like his father introduced him to Firhill in the 40s. Stuart’s grandfather had been attending since not long after Firhill was actually built. These days Stuart is a Nomad since (having moved to Norway) but being away from Glasgow does not make being a Jags fan any easier.

Stuart comes from an engineering background serving his time at Rolls-Royce, where he was also a serving shop steward and active member of the STUC council. He then continued his career in Stavanger in aviation, before swapping to Oil and Gas and exchanged his tools for a management role.

It’s Stuart’s firm belief that our fanbase have the skills, the passion, and the desire to have a fan ownership model not only to be proud of but for others to be envious of.

(Term expires in summer 2026)

Lynsey Kane

Lynsey Kane (Vice Chair and Trust Rep)

Lynsey comes from a Thistle loving family, attending matches from her teens with her Dad, Brother and Uncles. She even met her best friend, Kirsty, at Firhill and her partner Ross!

So it’s safe to say Lynsey’s children have followed suit with Lilly being a ball attendant at Firhill. Lynsey used to write match reports for the match day programme in her late teens and you may also have seen her feature in Campbell Hughes’s PTTV back in the late 90s early 00s.

The love of Thistle includes the Partick Thistle Women’s team, which Lynsey and her family follow home and away.

In a professional capacity Lynsey has held senior positions in the banking and services industry. She currently works as a Performance Manager.

Lynsey is looking forward to learning in the role of Vice Chair and representing TJF as the Trust Rep.

(Term expires in summer 2026)

Jack Carson

Jack Carson (Academy Liaison)

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(Term expires in summer 2026)

Derek McLeish

Derek McLeish (Treasurer)

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(Co-opted Term expires in summer 2024)

Our corporate structure

TJF 1876 Limited t/a The Jags Foundation is a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in Scotland with Registration Number SC682546 and having its Registered Office at Firhill Stadium, 80 Firhill Road, Glasgow, G20 7AL

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