Nick was born and brought up in Greenock and comes from a long line of Morton supporters. His grandfather saw the club play teams like Renton, whilst his dad was taken by his father to the 1922 Scottish Cup final!
Nick’s early teens coincided with something of a Cappielow renaissance during the Hal Stewart era, with record-breaking league wins, cup finals and semi-finals, and the famed ‘Danish invasion’.
He is a product of Highlanders Academy, Greenock High School, and Glasgow University and recently retired after a career as chartered accountant during which he ran his own niche insolvency practice.
Prior to that he was, for many years, a partner in a large multi-national firm of accountants where he variously held the positions of Scottish managing partner, north managing partner, and deputy national managing partner.
He specialised in insolvency and has held approximately 5,000 insolvency appointments – assorted administration orders, receiverships, liquidations, trust deeds, and bankruptcies – over the course of his career.
He has sat on public bodies advising the Scottish Government on insolvency law, proposed alterations thereto, amd has delivered lectures on business planning and improvement across the globe.
Nick was involved with the Greenock Morton Supporters’ Trust for a number of years and was a founding member of the board of trustees of Greenock Morton Community Trust.
Nick has always had an interest in computing and was responsible for internal IT for his previous employers where, under his watch, they became the first major firm of accountants with all offices linked by email and to have a website.
He has utilised some of those skills at the football club by overhauling, updating and modernising many of our back office systems.