New director at Foundation of Hearts

Hearts owner Ann Budge
Hearts owner Ann Budge
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Foundation of Hearts has expanded its board by adding a fifth director and also appointed a special advisor.

Experienced lawyer Donald Cumming joins the fan-led group while financial services expert Marcia Campbell will act as a consultant going forward.

Cumming was part of the Foundation’s legal team which negotiated with Hearts owner Ann Budge’s BIDCO 1874 Ltd during the recent takeover at Tynecastle.

He is a partner in London law firm CMS Cameron McKenna and specialises in commercial and corporate work. He joins chairman Ian Murray MP and fellow directors Alastair Bruce, Brian Cormack and Garry Halliday on the board.

Campbell is a non-executive director of CNP Assurances in Paris, Sainsbury’s Bank and Murray International Trust plc. She has more than 25 years’ experience in financial services. An email sent to Foundation members stated she will help the group with strategy and good governance.

The sixth board member will be appointed at the AGM, with Foundation members able to nominate potential candidates for the role. Details of the AGM are to follow in due course.

Budge’s long-term plan is to pass control of Hearts to the Foundation within five years to facilitate full fan ownership at Tynecastle.