The Hibernian Community Foundation, supported by Hibernian FC has recruited an Executive Director who will set the course for its future.
Wendy MacAdie, who takes up the post in mid-December, was the unanimous choice following a challenging interview process.
Her role will be of vital importance in driving interest and excitement around Hibernian. Whilst she will be the person responsible for the running of the Hibernian Community Foundation, she will also work closely with the Football Club in delivering the vision for the Club’s work in the community.
Iain Gray, MSP for East Lothian and Chairman of Hibernian Community Foundation, said:
“Wendy has first class experience, and indeed was instrumental in helping us establish the Hibernian Learning Centre in partnership with Jewel & Esk Valley College (post-merger Edinburgh College) when she worked with the College.
“She has extensive and impressive history in the education, health and charitable sectors and is exactly the person we were looking for. Hibernian was established to serve its community, and Wendy will help ensure we build on that ethos in the future.”
Leeann Dempster, Chief Executive of Hibernian FC, said:
“We are delighted Wendy has agreed to join us. We will be working closely to help drive the many exciting plans that the Foundation and the Club have been talking about. These will help hundreds of people in our communities, will bring a much greater and warmer appreciation of Hibernian, and will ultimately help us grow the supporter base of the Club while doing good things in partnership with others.”
Wendy, an East Lothian resident and a life-long Hibernian supporter, said:
“It’s an exciting time to be joining and I know there are some fantastic developments being planned. I am happy to be playing a part in making Hibernian a name everyone can be proud of.”