Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster. Pic: Lisa Ferguson | Leeann Dempster: Hibs fans on board will be listened to
: Hibs fans on board will be listened to
Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster.
has promised that any supporters elected to the Hibs
board will have all-encompassing input in club affairs.
The chief executive announced that Hibs
are ready to start the process of allowing two fans to become fully-fledged directors after meetings with supporters last week revealed an "overwhelming" appetite for fan representation.
The club are set to launch a questionnaire tomorrow aimed at evaluating the finer points of how supporters would be elected to the board, as they seek to rebuild trust following a fractious period for the Hibs
in wake of relegation to the Championship.
is adamant that fan representation will not be a token gesture and that whoever joins the board will have a fulsome input in all club-related issues, including hiring and firing managers.
"The main focus to come out of the meetings was that supporters overwhelmingly wanted some kind of representation on the board," she
, who was involved in implementing fan representation at her
previous club Motherwell, explained that whichever supporters are added to the board will be chosen by supporters' groups themselves, although the club will help facilitate the process.
"I know it's happened at some clubs in Scotland and in England and I've got a bit of experience of it from my time at Motherwell," she
reaffirmed that club owner Sir Tom Farmer is in no rush to sell his stake in the club and explained that only when a potential owner puts a bullet-proof plan on the table that prioritises the long-term prosperity of the club will any takeover bids be entertained.