Hibernian Supporters Limited is a group of around 4,000 ordinary Hibs supporters. We care passionately about our club and want to give as much support as possible to the club we love dearly. These fans are the owners of Hibernian Supporters, which is a Company Limited by Guarantee.
The objectives of Hibernian Supporters are:
You can read our Articles of Association by clicking here.
Following the recent ownership changes at the club, we now own around 7% of Hibernian FC on behalf of our members. Our goal is to achieve at least 25.1% ownership, but at the moment we are unable to acquire any further shares. However, as responsible shareholders we are committed to supporting the club, with members are the heart of all decision making.
Hibernian Supporters believes that fan ownership should revolve around these three key principles:
Our ‘one member, one vote’ system ensures all voices are equal. In this structure money does not buy influence.
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. Hibernian Supporters is independently owned by our members, and all directors are appointed by our members.
Daniel Shields was appointed to the board in April 2022 after working behind the scenes for a couple of years throughout the Covid pandemic. Daniel brings experience in social media, marketing and communications through his professional life working in the sports events industry.
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.
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 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.
Peter has been a died-in-the–wool supporter since the early 1960s and is keen to ensure that Hibernian Supporters Ltd can continue to actively contribute to the Club’s success. Peter followed a long and successful career in the public sector and during this time worked with many businesses including multi-national corporations. He has also been very active in the voluntary sector, particularly involving youth activities, and has helped raise significant sums along the way.