For the first time its near 100-year history, Boroughmuir has appointed a woman to its Board, with Melissa Singh joining the Meggetland club as Marketing and Communications Director.
Although our club constitution has never prevented women joining or being on the Board, this is the first time it has happened in the club’s 98-year history.
The improvements our leadership team are the latest indication of pour ambitions, following on from last year launching a Youth Rugby Academy and recently applying for the Scottish Rugby Union’s Super 6. Singh joins the Board after initially getting involved in the club in 2017. Having studied law at Glasgow University, she has enjoyed a successful career in the public and private sector, and is currently Commercial Manager at Atos. She also holds non-executive roles with a publishing company and a property management company.
Singh said: “I am delighted to get involved with a club that makes such a positive difference to its local community. The club’s focus on being very inclusive and friendly while developing young people to be the best they can be is really inspiring.”
Vicki Scott has also been appointed as the Honorary Vice President. This honorary position is usually awarded to past presidents, but exceptions are occasionally made. Vicki, who has been a member of the club for 15 years, was awarded the position in honour of the outstanding service she has given to the club over many years. In her new role, Scott will be an ambassador for the club and she will focus on fund raising activities and drive the club forward.
These appointments have received a lot of coverage in the press: