Aberdeen have appointed United States based multi-millionaire Dave Cormack as the club’s vice chairman.
And the life-long Aberdeen fan today vowed to help the club achieve their ambitions on and off the pitch.
Cormack was appointed to the board 18 months ago after making a substantial investment in the club which saw him become a major shareholder.
Since then the United States based software entrepreneur and investor has made further investments in the club.
Along with additional investment from US investor, Tom Crotty, the funds raised for the first phase of a community sports campus training facilities and new stadium at Kingsford stand at £8.5million.
Cormack said: “I’m honoured and proud to take up the role of vice chairman at the club I’ve loved all my life.
“We’ve made some remarkable progress in the last year or so, particularly in relation to our marketing and commercial activities and also in getting planning consent for Kingsford, along with securing the bulk of the funds for phase one.
“It’s clear we’ve still got some real challenges ahead if we are to achieve our ambitions on and off the pitch.
“But we’re in a healthy position to maximise our potential with a winning team, further investment, strategic partnerships here and in the US and a growing and more engaged fanbase.”
Cormack is no stranger to Pittodrie, having served as interim chief executive between 2001-2003.
His main responsibilities since joining the Pittodrie board have been to help the club gear up for a new era by growing revenues through new marketing initiatives and fund-raising for the community sports hub, training facilities and new stadium.
Splitting his time between Aberdeen and Atlanta, Cormack has also secured further investment from contacts in the United States.
He is committed to identifying opportunities for the club to extend its marketing drive into North America and to raise further funds for the second phase of the Kingsford development.
Aberdeen Chairman Stewart Milne today welcomed the appointment.
Milne said: “This appointment is testament to and acknowledgement of Dave’s contribution to the club over the last 18 months.
“He’s been a great partner to me, bringing a fresh perspective, innovation and business acumen which have enabled us to further strengthen the club’s commercial performance.
“Equally, his passion and shared ambition for the Community Trust have enabled us to deliver new initiatives, including the partnership with US-based Grassroot Soccer, the first of its kind in the UK, to roll-out a football-inspired education programme for young people around mental health.
“Despite being based in the States, Dave is a passionate and committed board director, who has provided huge support to me personally and to his fellow board directors as well as the sales and marketing team within the club.
“Having played a key role in appointing Rob Wicks (AFC Commercial Director) Dave has supported him in the design and implementation of campaigns and initiatives which are transforming the way we do things and allowing us to maximise our potential at home and overseas.
“The Club is incredibly fortunate to have Dave and it is only right and fitting that his contribution is recognised through this appointment.”