SCOTLAND RUGBY LEAGUE BOARD
Keith is a long term advisor, coach and mentor to a range of businesses, primarily within food and drink, working on subjects such as leadership, strategy, sales and marketing, capability and structure.
He has previously been the Managing Director of one of the largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies in the UK and Group Sales Director for a global drinks company working in countries such as USA, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakstan, India, France, Finland and Portugal.
Keith has over 25 years experience as a volunteer in sport including being the Chairman of Harlequins Rugby League. He is an active rugby coach and referee and a very average golfer and cricketer.
Joining the Scotland Rugby League in the newly created role of Vice Chair is Professor John Harris. John is an academic who has worked at universities in England, Wales, Scotland and the USA. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is well-known for his work on the socio-cultural analysis of sport and has published work on a number of different sports including rugby league. Much of John’s substantive research focuses on areas such as celebrity, identities and globalisation. His most recent publications include the co-edited book Rugby in Global Perspective (Routledge).
Born in Wales, John started coaching football as a teenager and undertook his first degree in Sport and Human Movement Studies. He spent two summers coaching in the USA and led the development of one of the leading football education degree programmes in the UK. He has worked with a variety of sports organisations and retains a strong interest in community sport development as a researcher, advisor, volunteer coach and parent.
Professor Harris is currently Associate Dean Research within the Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University where he is part of the Senior Management Group for the School. He also serves on the editorial boards of four international journals and supervises doctoral research across various management subjects.
Regional Director within The Future Williams and Glyn Bank. Currently responsible for Private Banking in The City, and heavily involved in the leadership, creation, strategic development and implementation of the new challenger bank.
Prior to this, Allan worked for two major UK banks where he was responsible for sales and operations, developing financial market share and customer growth whilst supporting local communities..
Allan is also involved with the third sector via Pilotlight, working directly with and co-mentoring the Board and SMT of a charitable organisation. This is to ensure that the charity is sustainable in terms of improving the lives of people within the community it represents. But also as a business, it is better equipped to meet the demands and strategic challenges of a growing organisation.
Allan has previously been on the Board Of Directors of KSS Ltd, helping to co-run a small not for profit business, dedicated to the improvement and enablement of wild life conservation on the Kinnordy Estate in Angus.
Prior to commencing his career, Allan studied Agriculture at the University Of Aberdeen.
Professional experience and track record, delivering Best in Class; mental strength and mental toughness ‘tough under pressure and consistent in performance’.
Chartered Quality Professional recognition ‘1st and female UK and Global expert’ integrate management systems within oil and gas supply chain develop the business enable ‘Leader in the World vs largest competitors’.
Chartered Quality Institiute (CQI) London Board advisory council committee member over 6 years reporting to CEO.
CQI Industry Liaison north of Scotland, past Chairperson CQI north of Scotland and 1st female within the role.
Accredited Mentor (CQI London) working with the new generation quality professionals and students, Robert Gordon University; project management, mechanical engineering, finance accounts (oil and gas), oil and gas law, corporate social responsibility and MBA.
Team player, commitment, energetic, driven, monitor evaluator, complete finisher, tenacity to make things happen and deliver. Strong leadership skills. Experience with Big Lottery and EU Brussels funding programmes and local authority Lord Provost Charitable Trust, independent of Aberdeen City Council set up to support good causes of all kinds in our city.
Rob Moffat joins as Director Commercial. Rob has over ten years’ experience working in sports partnership, sales, activation and marketing roles in football and rugby union.
He has recently relocated back to Edinburgh from Cardiff where he was working for the Welsh Rugby Union. Rob has previously worked for the Scottish Rugby Union where he was senior commercial and marketing manager and headed up partnerships that included RBS, BT, Famous Grouse, Canterbury, Lloyds, Murray International and SSE.
Rob is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and sits on their Scottish Board. He has a Professional Diploma in Marketing (Sports Pathway)
Director of Player Pathways
Scott Simon joins the Board as Director of Player Pathways. Scott has lived in Aviemore since 2003. He is the Head Coach of the British Canoeing Paralympic Programme and is responsible for all aspects of performance and delivery, and is accountable for the delivery of UK Sport Milestone Targets at major championships and the Paralympic Games. Scott is a member of the 2018 UK Sport Future Leaders Programme, has a PHD in Elite Coaching and is an accredited strength and conditioning coach.
Scott is an ex rugby league player, representing the RAF, Combined Service, Wales Amateur and Students as well as Great Britain Students. He played professionally for The London Broncos in Super League 7 before getting injured.
Director of Development
David Fallon joins as Director Development. David lives in Glasgow. He has a first class honours degree in Sport Development from The University of the West of Scotland and is currently the Head of Development with Scottish Squash where he has worked since 2014. David also has experience in planning and delivering major world-class events, most notably Judo, Wrestling & Boxing at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and Wrestling at the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
David is a veteran American Football player and currently an offensive captain for the East Kilbride Pirates. He has played the sport since the age of 11.
With extensive knowledge in leadership and management from the tactical to the strategic levels, he brings experience of detailed analysis and planning, as well as a strong belief in the values and standards that are required in high performance organisations.
Brought up on rugby union at Berwick Rugby Football Club, he became an enthusiast of the game of rugby league on his first exposure as a student at Dundee University. He went on to Captain the Scottish Students (as they were then Known) from 1988-1991, and spent a short period within the professional ranks before injury cut short his playing career. Since then he has established rugby league within the Royal Marines and as well as being a player and coach in the past, has sat as a senior member of their board for over two decades as Chairman, Vice President and President.