Tag Archives: Chairman of the Board

Is Walter Smith Qualified To Be PLC Chairman at Rangers? Will His Roosternet Experience Help?

Thursday was a glorious day for Rangers. First of all the Pinsent Masons independent Report confirmed that there were no links between Mr Whyte and Mr Green – at least if you read the headlines to the media reports!

Then Malcolm Murray stepped down as Chairman, to be replaced by Walter Smith.

All was well in the Ibrox garden – the lion would lay down with the lamb – and all of the bears would be united!

And surely season ticket sales will start imminently!

But there needs to be a curmudgeon somewhere … and I am he.

Some questions – what are Mr Smith’s qualifications for being non-executive Chairman of a PLC?

Why did Mr Smith turn down the Chairman’s job last summer, only to take it now?

Have his wishes for the “new Rangers Football Club” been fulfilled so far?

Why did he refer to the “new” Rangers Football Club?

Why is he at the head of the PLC and not the “football company”?

Can he even be described properly as an “independent” Chairman? Continue reading

758 Comments

Filed under Charles Green, Corporate Governance, Rangers