Ian Maxwell kicked off his new role as Scottish FA Chief Executive today and intends to use his range of experiences throughout football to help those at all levels of the game.

Ian, 42, joins the Scottish FA from his role as Managing Director of Partick Thistle.

His career in football began at Hampden as a player with Queen’s Park, with subsequent spells at Ross County, St Johnstone, St Mirren and Thistle.

After hanging up his boots, Ian moved into management, initially as assistant to Ian McCall at Firhill before moving upstairs to the position of General Manager.

Following a promotion to Managing Director in 2014, Ian has also served on the boards of both the Scottish FA and the SPFL.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be here. It’s a huge honour.

“I think I bring a unique understanding of Scottish football across every level.

“I’ve played and scored in every division in Scotland, which I’m not sure many have done.

“I was assistant manager, General Manager and Managing Director at Thistle.

“My son plays for Cumbernauld Colts, I’ve coached his teams for a number of years, and I still play Over-35s football on a Sunday afternoon so Scottish football means a lot to me.

“I see it from different viewpoints – on and off the pitch, from the boardroom to a local level.

“Having an understanding of the issues that every different area of Scottish football faces can only help in dealing with them.”