Who Are We?

Hibernian Supporters Limited (HSL) is a group of over 2,200 ordinary Hibs supporters. We care passionately about our Club and want to give more financial support to the Club we love dearly. These supporters are the owners of HSL, which is a Company Limited by Guarantee. The sole purpose of HSL is to help improve our Club.

Our Goals

We now own 14% of the Club. Our goal is to achieve at least 26% ownership.

20% stake – we can elect a Board member to Hibernian Football Club
26% stake – we have a meaningful vote on all major Club issues

Our Beliefs

HSL believes that fan ownership should revolve around these three key principles:

Democracy. Our ‘one Member, one vote’ system ensures all voices are equal. In this structure money does not buy influence.
Transparency. All our Members are just ordinary fans. We believe that lack of clarity in ownership is inconsistent with the very principles of community ownership.
Not for Profit. As we do not have shareholders we have no desire to make profit and no need to pay dividends. Funds raised are intended for Hibs.

We enjoy the full support of the widely recognised group, Supporters Direct Scotland. HSL is independently owned by our Members, and five of our seven Directors are appointed by our Members.

2,228 DONATORS
620,000 FUNDS RAISED
16 PERCENTAGE OF SHARES OWNED IN THE CLUB
Kenny Macaskill

Kenny Macaskill

MSP - Chair

Kenny MacAskill was first elected as an MSP for the Lothians Region in 1999 and after a long and successful career in politics is now writing. A long-standing Hibernian supporter, he is committed to helping supporters achieve their aim of wider ownership, and to helping the Club become more rooted in its community. He says, “This is the start of an important journey that will lead to our Club being in the hands of its supporters.”

Charlie Reid

Charlie Reid

Musician

The Proclaimers need no introduction to Hibs fans and, as ever, continue to support the club in whatever ways they can. Charlie says, "I've been a Hibs supporter since 1972. I've always believed in fan ownership of football clubs. It's vital that Hibs are owned by supporters who are committed to making the club competitive again. I urge all Hibs fans to back community ownership."

Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn

Hibernian FC Director

Stephen Dunn is a passionate Hibernian supporter and Edinburgh Club member. The former Club Director (1998-2006), who helped create Hibernian Historical Trust, was approached by the Board to serve as one of two Club nominees on the board of Hibernian supporters. Stephen says, “I see this as a huge opportunity for all supporters to come together and have a greater voice in our Club.”

Leeann Dempster

Leeann Dempster

Chief Executive, Hibernian FC

Leeann Dempster was appointed Chief Executive of Hibernian FC in June 2014. She took up the post after several successful seasons of leading Motherwell FC, including achieving two runner-up slots, a third place slot, and top-half finishes in all five full seasons in which she was in charge . As well as her record in providing successful football leadership, Leeann’s commitment to greater community engagement was a key driver in her appointment.

James Adie

James Adie

Businessman

After university Jim followed a career in banking. Working for a major UK bank, he operated at a senior level and latterly worked in strategic planning. Jim first approached the Club to promote the benefits of Fan ownership in 2006 and was instrumental in bringing together the Club and supporters to establish HSL. Like his dad before him, Jim has followed Hibs his whole life and for many years has been a strong supporter of the fan ownership model.

Jackie McNamara

Jackie McNamara

Hibernian Legend

One of Hibernian's best and proudest captains, Jackie is also a staunch supporter and a well-known face at Easter Road. He says, "This is a fantastic opportunity for all Hibees to really get behind the Club, a Community Club where all profits and income are ploughed back into the Club, and of course ideally removing costs such as bank and finance interest and leaving the manager with more money to invest in the players. I fully support a united Hibernian supporters ownership model. Glory, Glory."

Gordon Smith

Gordon Smith

Businessman

Gordon has been a long supporter of the fan ownership concept. He is very excited about returning the Club to community ownership and feels this is a real opportunity for the fans to have a voice in their football club. He was born in sunny Leith and runs a successful painting & decorating business. He also enjoys cycling in between following his beloved Edinburgh Hibees, and has raised many tens of thousands of pounds for the Edinburgh Marie Curie hospice. He will never forget that sunny day in May. GGTTH.

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