ArabTRUST Board Members

ArabTRUST Associate Director – Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart with Stephen Thompson

Colin has been a member of ArabTRUST since 2003 and was voted on to the Board in November 2005.

In September 2011 he was elected Associate Director and formally accepted by Dundee United the following November.

Much of his remit revolves around developing long term community coaching initiatives. Colin is especially active on behalf of the United Youth Academy at St.Johns RC High School, Dundee.

Colin is married with two children and is Principal Teacher of Music at St John's RC High School, Dundee.

ArabTRUST Chairman – Grant McKenzie

A Lifelong Arab. Grant is unable to remember his first Dundee United game. Although, he knows it was against a team wearing blue but definitely was not Dundee. His favourite moments include the 2010 sea of Tangerine at Hampden and the coldest game he has ever experienced. Seated in the George Fox stand at a 3-0 Scottish Cup 3rd Round victory against Forres Mechanics on the 5th of January 2002.

Grant was elected to the Board, following prior co-option, at the ArabTRUST AGM in April 2013. He was appointed Chairman in July 2015.

Grant has previously worked with Dundee United's Media team since 2011 as part of the Match Reporting team. He regularly attends games and can often be seen at Development League games.

He also serves on the Scottish Council of Supporters Direct.

Twitter: @grantomac

Dave Mulholland

Dave Mulholland

David attended his first Dundee United match at the tender age of 6. He followed in the footsteps of his late father who was a diehard Arab who ensured his sons were regulars at Tannadice.

He has many fond memories of some great games involving Dundee United both at home and away. He remembers the first game against Barcelona at home when he and several hundred others managed to sneak in when the stewards opened the gates due to overcrowding in the street outside.

David joined the army at 16 but this did not stop him from returning to Dundee at every opportunity to see his beloved team.

He had many a cross word with his wife when he was explaining how important it was for him to fly from Cyprus (at a cost of several hundred pounds) to see United play in both the Scottish Cup final and the UEFA Cup final in the same week!

David has now returned to his native Dundee having served for 31 years in the regular army. He now works at the University of Dundee where he advises undergraduates on the career opportunities available to them as officers in the Armed Forces.

David joined ArabTRUST 's Board in 2005 and assumed the responsibility for organising events. He was instrumental in putting together the 'We Won The League At Dens' 25th Anniversary function at the Friary which was a huge success and raised a considerable sum for ArabTRUST causes.

He was elected ArabTRUST Chairman at the AGM in February 2009 but stepped down in August 2009 to give his time to the UNITED for ALL charitable organisation.

Twitter: @Djmulholland

Mike Barile

Mike Barile

His family say he spends too much time on football business but he's addicted to Dundee United FC and the beautiful game.

Although he has been running buses to games for friends and family ever since he was 17 it was only during the dark season in which we were relegated that he joined a group who decided it was time for Arabs to stand up and be counted so they formed Ferrari’s United and became an official Supporters Club.

Since then he has followed the natural progression of holding senior positions with both the Federation of Dundee United Supporters’ Clubs and ArabTRUST.

In March 2011, Supporters Direct Scottish Council announced that Mike had been elected for a 1 year term of office.

Mike was ArabTRUST's Associate Director from 2004 until March 2011. His position at the Club came with unique access to Directors, Coaches, Players and Ex-players and allowed him to facilitate a considerable number of regular events which have taken place since his appointment to the role in 2004 such as the Open Days, Fans’ Derbies, the Tangerine Masters and the fund raising social functions. In addition, he helped establish ArabTRUST's Tangerine Trading Post outlets and other special projects such as filming The Cundeez live at The Shed.

Through his links with organisations such as Supporters’ Direct, Show Racism the Red Card, and Kick-out Bigotry he has been pro-active in getting a positive social message across to local youngsters. In partnership with DUFC he has helped organise regular seminars for schoolchildren over the last 5 years on the evils of Racism and Sectarianism.

Steve Gracie - Membership Secretary

Steve Gracie has been a United fan since forever and although he has no recollection of his first match, his grandad claimed Steve was on the pitch on 30th April 1960 when United won promotion to the top flight.

He spent over 30 years working in Bank of Scotland, graduating from office junior through a series of promotions and somewhere in the region of ten relocations in Scotland covering more that twenty different posts, culminating in a senior position in Edinburgh.

Ill health forced an early retirement and his return to live in Dundee in late 2001 soon brought him into contact with United where he had various jobs as employee and/or volunteer. Theses included T&B Main Contributor, Match Reporter, Lottery Manager, 50/50 Supervisor, Club Photographer, Match Day Lounge Host and Commercial Assistant/Administrator. He also found time to write three books on the history of Dundee United covering the first hundred years and at the request of the Club, prepared a DUFC Quiz Book.

With a wealth of varied experience, particularly in finance and business administration, Steve joins arabTrust as acting Membership Secretary (pending formal appointment). He has been a member of the Trust since the beginning and was, for a short time, part of the steering committee which brought arabTRUST into being.

His all time favourite player is David Narey and his best moment as a United supporter was winning the Scottish Cup in 1994, to fulfil a lifelong desire to see the Terrors win every major Scottish trophy.

Andy McCarle - Secretary

Andy is one of the founder members of ArabTRUSTt having been involved at the outset through his position as the then Treasurer of the Dundee United Business Club. He is a lifelong United supporter and has followed them as often as possible even when domiciled away from the Dundee area through work commitments.

Andy was educated at Lawside Academy and on leaving school immediately secured employment with the Bank of Scotland. He stayed with that organisation for almost 35 years finishing as an Area Director, Corporate Banking Tayside before retiring early in December 2006 – just before the financial crash although he denies he was responsible!

He was co-opted to the ArabTRUST Board in 2015, is a member of the Board of Maggie’s Dundee and currently Treasurer of Dundee East Community Sports Club.

He is married and has two grown children who are also die-hard ‘Arabs’.

Gavin Muir - Treasurer

Avril Muir

David Baxter

Stuart Campbell

Stuart has been a member of ArabTRUST for a few years and was co opted on to the Board in July 2015

He has been a season ticket holder at Dundee Utd for longer than he can remember. Stuart attended his first Utd game in 1980. Living in Cupar, he chose to support a club he could actually go and watch week in week out. As a young 12yr old he used to get the train to Dundee and walk to the ground to watch his team then the same in reverse to go home. 

Stuart has been through the good and bad times supporting the club. He has said "Simply put Dundee United are pretty high on my priorities list (that's an understatement), only my family come ahead of Dundee United."

Stuart's favourite moments include the 1987 UEFA Cup Final and the 2010 Scottish Cup Final.

Stuart is married with two children and runs his own vehicle accident repair business in Glenrothes.

Colin Clement

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Colin McLaren

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Martin Keenan

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Kevin Keenan

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