ArabTRUST Board Members

 

Gavin Muir - ArabTRUST Chairman

Gavin Muir

Gavin has been a member of ArabTRUST since it was formed and first joined the board of ArabTRUST in 2011 in the role of Treasurer. Gavin has been an Arab for over 40 years and attends both home and away matches with his wife Avril.

Gavin stays in Dunfermline and works in Edinburgh as a Senior Manager for LLoyds Banking Group

chairman@arabtrust.co.uk

 

Stuart Campbell - ArabTRUST Associate Director

Stuart Campbell

 

Appointed as the ArabTRUST''s Associate Director in late 2016 as a life long fan of the Dundee United Stuart is working with the Chairman and other board members to assist the club in any way he can whilst ensuring the members views are represented.

With the ArabTRUST being the third largest shareholder at Tannadice Stuart believes it is vital that the ArabTRUST contributes fully to the running of the club with particular emphasis in the areas of Youth and Community Development.


Stuart has been a member of ArabTRUST for a number of 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 attending 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 and as a 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 not so good 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", his favourite moments following United being 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. 

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.

chairman@unitedforall.co.uk

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.

mike@arabtrust.co.uk

Steve Gracie - Membership Secretary

Steve Gracie

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. These 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 joined the ArabTRUST board in July 2015 having 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.

membership@arabtrust.co.uk

Andy McCarle - Secretary

Andy McCarle

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’.

secretary@arabtrust.co.uk

Avril Muir

Avril Muir

Avril currently works as a Civil Servant in Edinburgh after more than 20 years working for Bank of Scotland.

My first United game was in 1983 against Celtic but I then followed Cowdenbeath for a number of years including the season when they never won a home game. I acquired Andy Harrow's training top!

I started following United seriously in 2000/2001 after the 3-2 relegation decider game at McDiarmid Park.

My claim to fame is presenting Steven Gerrard with Player of The Month on the pitch at Anfield. He might get on the bench for United!

I have worked in the TTP in the George Fox for 5 years and attend every home and away game with Gavin.

David Baxter - Merchandise Co-ordinator

David Baxter

David has supported the club since 1977 after being introduced by his cousins fiance. His first game was against Aberdeen a 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen at Tannadice, with Gordon Strachan making his debut. Despite the defeat it was Tannadice as often as possible that season with a season ticket bagged the following year. The Shed was the place to be for David for many years but over the last 10 years David's been occupying a seat in the Eddie Thompson stand.

David has been an ArabTRUST board member since 2011 having previously volunteered in the Trading Posts over the two previous seasons.

As Merchandise Co ordinator David looks to offer good value as well as items the fans want in the trusts quest to raise funds for Youth development.

David is a member of the Dundee United Table Football Club (Subbuteo) who travel throughout Europe and runs a catering company in Dundee. David has strong retail expierance having worked as a store manager for John Menzies and Stationery Box as well as with Dundee University students Association

merchandise@arabtrust.co.uk

Colin Clement

Colin Clement

Colin has been a member of the ArabTRUST for a number of years and joined the board in mid 2015 a season ticket holder for over 40 years he attends every home game, although not from an Arab supporting family one of his grandad's did have a season ticket for both United and Dundee at the same time for many years.

He's been going to see United with the same group of friends for around 30 years and has done a fair bit of travelling in his time with the trips to Gothenberg and Liege up there with the best of them.

Colin is married with one grown up son both his wife and sone are seson ticket holders and Arabs to the core.

Now retired he likes to travel and is an ArabTRUST representative on the United for All Community Trust he volunteers with Alzheimers Scotland he's also involved in a number of community groups within the Maryfield/Stobswell area of Dundee.

twitter https://twitter.com/arabstar2

Colin McLaren

Colin Mclaren

Colin has been a member of the AranTRUST for a few years and joined the board in July 2015.

The main reason Colin got involved with the ArabTRUST was his love of youth football, he spends his spare time either attending Dundee United games or running Newtyle United youth football club.

Newtyle United started in 2013 with only 3 children and has grown to over 80 children attending their football schools with 8 teams and 18 football coaches. Colin is the Chairman & Manager of the Newtyle United 2005 team and the good news is that Newtyle currently have 5 youngsters training with the United Academy.

Colin is married with five children all season tickets holders and attended his first game back in 1974 with the reason he gives for chosing United being that the at that time the team contained his first real hero the unforgettable Andy Gray.

Colin has supported United through some good and not so good times with his favourite memories being the away games in Manaco in 1981 and the 1987 Barcalona game and obviously all of the cup wins and that day we won the league at Dens.

His all time favourite player is Paul Hegarty.

 

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