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Rangers director Ian Hart resigns from board

Ian Hart has stepped down from his role as non-executive director. Picture: SNS

Ian Hart has stepped down from his role as non-executive director. Picture: SNS

  • by DAVID GUNN
 

RANGERS confirmed today to the London Stock Exchange that non-executive director Ian Hart has resigned from the board.

The retired Glasgow businessman has stepped down from the role to focus on charity work.

He had accepted a place on the board last November, along with former boss Walter Smith, who went on to become club chairman before announcing his resignation in August.

Hart’s own exit comes against a backdrop of off-field turmoil, with a group of shareholders attempting to push through changes in the boardroom.

A petition has been raised at the Court of Session in Edinburgh to force a vote on the admission of new directors at the club’s annual general meeting on October 24 and a hearing is set to take place in the court on Monday.

A statement to the stock exchange confirmed: “The Company today announces that Ian Hart, Non-Executive Director, has resigned from the board in order to pursue the charitable work in which he is involved more actively.”

Chief executive Craig Mather said: “It is with sadness that we see Ian depart from the board and we would like to thank him for his valuable contribution over the past year.

“Ian remains a huge fan of the Club and we wish him the best of success in future.”

 

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