Chairman: Gordon Deuchars
Dundee-born Gordon has been Managing Director of GA Engineering (Scotland) Limited since 1997 and has been President of Broughty Athletic Football Club since 2003.
Gordon is also a member of the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust as a business advisor and his company, which employs around eighty-five staff, has won numerous awards including "Best Performing Business" in the Tayside Business Awards.
In addition to Broughty Athletic FC, Gordon's company also sponsors the GA Engineering Cup, the former North and Tayside Inter-Regional Cup, which is participated for by all the clubs in the Junior FA's North Region and those clubs in the Juniors' East Region that are based in Perthshire and Angus.
Vice Chairman: Peter Ryder
Peter is a well-known face in the Dundee and Angus property and financial world and is manager and board member of the Tayside Solicitors Property Centre. Previously Peter held area and regional management positions during a twenty-year career with Halifax, winning numerous business development and lending awards along the way.
Originally from Motherwell, he has lived in the Broughty Ferry area for the last twenty years. He is a past chairman of Ferry Athletic Boys Club - one of the largest in the area - and is currently a committee member of the Dundee District Youth Football Association. He was hailed as the East Region's Scottish Youth Football Association Volunteer of the Year for season 2008/09.
"The community club have ambitious plans to improve the facilities for all clubs and will benefit the area significantly. Already we have been approached by a number of organisations who are keen to be part of the overall plan. Exciting times lie ahead for DECSC and we are convinced that we can deliver our objectives."
Secretary: Hugh Jamieson
Hugh is a self-employed independent financial advisor based in Broughty Ferry, where he has lived for over fifteen years.
Football-wise, Hugh got involved with Broughty United Youth FC when his son Matt was seven and wanted to play football. He undertook the role of manager at that time and progressed with his son through the age groups. Hugh became Secretary of Broughty United and assisted the club achieve the SFA Quality Mark - the first club in the local area to be granted this status.
Since the beginning of the 2008-09 season he has been Broughty Athletic’s Secretary and team manager of that club’s Under 17s side.
“One of the attractions of being part of Broughty Athletic,” states Hugh, “is that a pathway is being prepared for youth footballers to progress into adult football be it senior, junior or amateur level. I have been a keen supporter for over two years of the concept of the Dundee East Community Sports Club and encouraged Broughty United Youth to participate alongside Broughty Athletic and the Broughty United Amateurs.”
“I think the future is bright for football in this area. There are a lot of enthusiastic people involved but there is a crying need for better facilities and better organisation and hopefully the DECSC will be at the forefront of delivering this.”
In addition to his work and football commitments, Hugh is currently Chair of Grove Academy Parent Council, a member of the Local Community Planning Partnership and a co-opted member of Clubs for Young People (Tayside).
Treasurer: George Currie FCCA
George Currie has been a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants for over twenty-five years. His career began in industry, where he worked for fifteen years, gaining experience in the small and medium sized enterprises (SME) sector of all areas of business. Latterly, he became Financial Manager of a computer company with a £7m turnover and was in charge of all administration.
Currently George is a partner with Kirrienuir-based Currie Liddle & Co., a successful accountancy practice which provides a full service to clients, making use of all the experience and knowledge of business George gained whilst in industry - as well as providing traditional accounting and tax services.
DECSC is entered in the Scottish Charity Register - Registration No. SC040408