About us

Get to know the Rangers Charity Foundation team!

With your help, we want to be a champion of social responsibility and charitable giving for the Rangers family, making our supporters proud of the work we carry out in their name.  

Staff

Connal Cochrane

Director

Connal has worked with the Foundation since 2005 and is responsible for the strategic management of the organisation reporting to the board of trustees. Connal was awarded the 2008 Institute of Fundraisers Scotland's 'Fundraiser of the Year' and regularly takes on personal fundraising challenges for the Foundation.

Linda Shields

Senior Charity and Finance Executive

Linda has been with the Foundation since 2008 and works at the heart of the team, co-ordinating financial and administrative activities across the Foundation and working on a variety of fundraising initiatives.

Jamie Duncanson

Senior Community Executive

Jamie joined the Foundation in May 2017 having previously worked within Glasgow City Councils Education Services for a period of 14 years. He works on the growth of the Education and Employability aspects of the Foundation's work.

Jordan Boyd

Senior Community Executive

Jordan joined the Foundation in 2016 having worked for 6 years delivering community-based programmes for Rangers FC. He has a strong track record in managing and evaluating programmes and presenting on outcomes. Jordan has an honours degree in sports coaching.

Rachel Cummins

Senior Communications Executive

Rachel joined in 2018, having previously worked at Manchester City, Everton FC and Lancashire Cricket in off the pitch communications, with a focus on CSR and commercial. She is responsible for the development and delivery of the Foundation's overall communications strategy.

Gillian McKelvie

Fundraising and Communications Executive

Gillian has worked with the Foundation since 2008 and was previously involved with the creation and development of the Foundation in her previous role as Press Officer at Rangers FC. She focuses on communications including social media and the website.

David Henson

Supporter Engagement and Event Executive

David joined the Foundation in 2018 having worked in fundraising for the previous 3 years. Whilst working on the Foundation’s calendar of events and fundraising initiatives, David also focuses on our supporters and volunteers with the development of our True Blue Hero Campaign.

Rachael Cosgrove

Administrator

Rachael joined the Foundation team in 2016 and answers e-mail, letter and phone enquiries, as well as administering projects such as Dream Day and Tickets For Good. Rachael is generally the first point of contact for those getting in touch with the Foundation.

Keiran Reilly

Community Executive

Keiran joined the Foundation in August 2018 having delivered numerous community based initiatives for Rangers FC over the past 10 years. Keiran delivers educational awards and programs to a variety of age groups. Additionally Keiran manages the co-ordination of Ibrox community hub.

Scott Smith

Community Hub Officer

Scott joined the Foundation in January 2018, having previously worked with Street League across Glasgow and Lanarkshire for 10 years as a Youth and Community Coach. He is now based full-time in Govan High School, supporting the pupils into positive outcomes.

Ryan Tait

Community Hub Officer

Ryan joined the Foundation in August 2020 from employability charity Street League and is based in Knightswood Secondary. Ryan has a vast amount of experience working within football at various levels, including currently working within the Girls Academy at Rangers FC.

Mark Mckinven

Community Hub Officer

Mark joined the Foundation from Street League in August 2020 and is based in Drumchapel High School. He holds an Advanced Children’s Licence and has an Honours Degree in Sport. Mark has coached Rangers 06 Girls for 4 seasons.

Trustees

Jacqueline Gourlay

Chair

Jacqueline is a chartered accountant with vast experience in various financial and operational roles within the electronics and leisure industries.

John Livesey

Trustee

John held the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy until retiring in May 2019. He is now a management consultant, working with Barclays to develop their new global campus in Tradeston. John has been a trustee since 2013 and is honoured to have witnessed the outputs of the Foundation and significant expansion of the staff in this time.

Annette Bell

Trustee

Annette is co-founder and director of Bell Group UK which is the largest privately-owned property maintenance company in the UK. She is involved in charity work and her company’s Community Investment Programme and has held the position of Non-Executive Chairman of Lanarkshire Enterprise for 16 years.

Jim Bruce

Trustee

Jim has vast experience within Chief Operating Officer and Commercial and Marketing Director roles across various Financial and Service industries. His experience ranges from driving fast moving start-up businesses to building and managing International Sales and Service Operations.