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Chair/Honorary President/Directors


Stephen Thompson - Chairman
Stephen Thompson
Stephen Thompson was appointed Chairman of Dundee United in November 2008, having served as Chief Executive since January 2008. As Chairman, Stephen also undertakes the duties of Chief Executive, a post which no longer exists as a separate position on the Board.

In November 2013, Stephen acquired a majority interest in the Club, following the transfer of shares from Mrs Cath Thompson on her retirement from the Board.

Stephen first attended a United match at the age of four and has followed the team over the years across Europe and Scotland. He joined the Board of Dundee United in September 2002 and was also Marketing Director at Morning, Noon & Night before its sale to Scotmid in 2004. His knowledge and experience continues to be put to good effect in the Club’s marketing, commercial and retail areas.

He is also currently member of the SPL Board and the SFA Council.


Cath Thompson - Honorary President
Mrs Cath Thompson
Cath Thompson, wife of the former Chairman, the late Eddie Thompson, was appointed Vice Chair on 14 November 2008, a position she held until transferring her majority shareholding to her son Stephen Thompson and daughter Justine Mitchell, in November 2013. After serving as a Director for five years, Cath decided to step down from the Board at this time and accepted the position of Honorary President of the Club.

A former Executive of Morning, Noon & Night, Mrs Thompson has, with her late husband, followed United for over 40 years and is proud to see the family connection continue.


Justine Mitchell
Justine Mitchell
Justine was appointed to the Board in November 2013 after acquiring 33% of the Club's shareholding from the former Vice Chair, Cath Thompson, when she retired from the Board.

Having graduated in law, Justine was a partner in employment law until she moved into property redevelopment in 2005. Since then Justine has gained knowledge in property as well as setting up a 5 star award winning spa in Edinburgh. She brings to the Board legal knowledge, property and commercial experience.

Justine has been a passionate Dundee United supporter for over 30 years and began attending matches when she was 12, with her father, the late Eddie Thompson.
Mike Martin
Mike Martin
Mike Martin is an executive with HSBC, the global banking group. He brings to the Board more than 30 years’ experience of working in a broad range of senior roles within the financial services industry. Edinburgh born and bred, he is a passionate and life-long Dundee United fan as well as a shareholder, season ticket holder and player sponsor.
John Bennett
John Bennett
John Bennett first joined the Board of Dundee United in 2002. At that time he was senior partner at J&E Shepherd, Chartered Surveyors, and managed the firm with over 30 branches throughout the UK. John has undertaken a
number of roles at the Club, particularly those which have drawn upon his significant experience in the property sector and utilised his considerable business contacts, both nationally and locally. Now retired, he still acts for J&E Shepherd on a consultancy basis and re-joined the Dundee United Board in April 2014.
Derek Robertson
Derek Robertson was an original member of the Board of Directors appointed by Eddie Thompson in 2002. As Director, Communications, his principal remit was to improve communications and dialogue with supporters.

A long term advocate of supporters’ rights, he took a leading role in establishing a supporters’ trust at Dundee United and as Director of Supporters Direct UK, in securing the support of the Scottish Parliament for funding the establishment of Supporters Direct in Scotland.

After an 18 month break, Derek agreed to re-join the Board of Dundee United in a non executive capacity in September 2012.
David McGrory
David was appointed to the Board in March 2014. He was brought up in St Andrews and studied law at the University of Dundee. David is a partner in the corporate team of leading UK commercial law firm Maclay Murray & Spens LLP and has built up a great deal of experience in corporate governance and corporate finance matters.

David has been a lifelong supporter of Dundee United having been introduced to Tannadice by his grandfather in the 1980s.

He now lives in the Scottish Borders with his wife and three young children.


Colin Stewart - Associate Director, ArabTRUST
Colin Stewart
Colin Stewart is the ArabTRUST's Associate Director representative on the board. Colin is a life long Dundee United fan. He joined the Dundee United Supporters' Society, more commonly known as ArabTRUST, in 2003 and was elected onto the board in 2005. During his time with the trust he has worked on fund raising projects to support both youth and community coaching initiatives at United. Colin is Principal Teacher of Music at St John's R.C. High School Dundee and is married with two children.
Stephen Bain - Associate Director
Stephen Bain
Stephen Bain was born and brought up in Dundee and studied Accountancy at the University of Dundee. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and is a Partner with Henderson Loggie, one of Scotland’s largest independent accountancy firms. He has been following United since the age of six and has been a season ticket holder for around 25 years and lives with his wife and four children in Broughty Ferry.



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