James Mathie joined Supporters Direct in 2007, and is currently SD Club Development Manager.
He specialises in ownership and governance models for Clubs and has supported a number of Clubs across different sports and levels to convert and thrive as community owned entities. He also manages our Community Shares Unit, an innovative way of raising finance which has helped supporters take over their club as well as clubs raise capital for their development.
He has a background in sport with a degree in Sports Management and has experience working for Sport England under the Sportsmatch programme. He has over 5 years of practical experience of working with communities and their Clubs with Supporters Direct. He has a post graduate qualification in Corporate Governance and is ILM qualified as a deliverer of Social Enterprise Support.