Our Directors are listed below.
Apart from specially-targeted marketing assistance for events, no salaries are taken from Hearts & Balls’ funds. All directors give their time and expertise on a voluntary basis.
Ian McLauchlan is a former Scotland captain who played for the Barbarians and toured with the British and Irish Lions in 1971 and 1974 playing in all 8 Tests.
He is chairman of The Lions Trust and the Scotland Ambassador for SOS Kit Aid a charity which collects unwanted rugby gear for distribution to Eastern Europe or Africa to help promote rugby in a wide variety of nations.
He joined the Board of Hearts & Balls to assist those less fortunate than himself and has a simple goal to continue to promote the game of rugby and to help make it as safe as possible.
Jim considers himself enormously fortunate to have played at Stewart's Melville through the late 70's and early 80's and to have played with some very fine players. Whether the Calder, Brewster, Morgan and Scott brothers say the same about playing with Jim is open to conjecture.
Jim’s exposure to the plight of the catastrophically injured player and his family occurred when Jonny Mitchell, Captain of North Berwick, suffered a serious spinal injury in the first scrum of the club's game at Hawick Linden.
The experience of his involvement with Jonny's Trust Fund led Jim to support the wider causes that Hearts & Balls encompasses.
Liam’s first experience of rugby career was playing for Kirkwall Grammar in Orkney in the 1980s.
His younger brother, Dug, also a keen rugby player, was left quadriplegic after a terrible rugby accident in 1996. As a Trustee of Dug's Trust Fund, Liam became involved in Struan Kerr Liddell's appeal and realised that such injuries, although rare, were life changing to both player and family.
Hearts & Balls emerged from a belief in the need for a more holistic approach to supporting players like Dug and Struan, both financially and emotionally.
Harry Richmond spent his school years at Glasgow Academy which was followed by Glasgow University where he studied Accountancy. After qualifying as a chartered accountant he moved to Edinburgh shortly afterwards where he has remained ever since – claiming to do missionary work!
He has been a director of The Sportsman’s Charity since 2001 and joined Hearts & Balls in 2008 to help provide the Charity with the administration and finance support. His involvement with Hearts & Balls allows him to give something back to the game of rugby which he still loves.