Billy Bowie is the owner and Managing Director of Billy Bowie Special Projects Limited based in Kilmarnock, not far from Rugby Park, but with extensive interests throughout the UK. The company provides a broad range of services and skills to local authorities and industry.
From its origins in 1991 with one vehicle, Billy Bowie Special Projects Limited has grown to own a modern fleet of over 150 specially equipped vehicles and employs over 70 staff locally at Moorfield Industrial Estate, Kilmarnock.
On his new role at the Club Billy had this to say:
At present, I am in the fortunate position that I can help the Club both financially and with my knowledge of the local community and I feel it's the right time to get behind the Club and its supporters. I hope that my involvement can help start a new chapter in the distinguished history of Scotland's oldest professional football club."
Mr Bowie is a lifelong Kilmarnock supporter and is married with two young sons. He is a Stewarton man, born and bred, and is proud of his Ayrshire roots.
Phyllis has over 25 years experience in business & finance, specialising in the construction and rail sectors over the last 15 years. With a background in accountancy, Phyllis has spent the last 10 years with QTS Group, a successful railway engineering company which she, her husband and other McLeish family members are director/shareholders.
QTS has seen exponential growth over the last six years and is now one of the top 20 maintenance suppliers to Network Rail. Phyllis had a combined remit of Finance & Commercial Director at QTS, but three years ago reduced her role to that of Commercial Director to allow her to pursue other interests and dedicate more time to her family, new business interests and her charity work.
A recent addition to her business life has been the formation of the AM Media Group which includes Ayrshire Magazine. This long held ambition to be part of the creative industries realised and which she is looking forward to developing.
In her position as Commercial Director at QTS, she has overseen the brand become big supporters of Developing the Young Workforce, Women in Engineering and the sponsorship of Young Athletes.
Phyllis is also one of the founding trustees of the Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust (KCST) and in addition supports the Prince’s Trust in Scotland in a variety of ways including sponsorship and as a table host at the Trust’s legendary charity day “Lunch with an Old Bag”. QTS and the McLeish family also provide considerable donations and other support to many other local and national charities.
A lifelong Kilmarnock fan, Cathy joined the Board as a Director after The Kilmarnock Supporters Society Ltd (The Killie Trust) reached their £100,000 funding target through the Trust in Killie initiative.
Cathy enjoyed a career in politics, serving as an MSP and Cabinet Minister in Holyrood, and MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun and a Shadow Treasury Minister in Westminster.Outside of her passion for Kilmarnock FC and Auchinleck Talbot, Cathy has long been a champion for young people, dedicating her time to social work and Who Cares? Scotland, the advocacy organisation for young people in care.
She currently holds the position of Chief Executive of Care Visions Children’s Services, which provides residential and foster care placements for vulnerable young people across Scotland.
Cathy said: "I am delighted to be joining the Board at such an exciting time for Kilmarnock FC. I look forward to working with the club and the Trust to ensure fans have a voice and that we further develop links with the local community and fans of the future."