The Scottish FA is pleased to confirm that Clare Whyte has been appointed as our new Compliance Officer, replacing the outgoing Tony McGlennan.

Clare joins from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, where she is currently a Procurator Fiscal Depute.

She obtained her undergraduate degree and diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Strathclyde before graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, with a Masters degree in International Human Rights Law.

Clare, who has experience of grassroots football, will begin her new role later this month and engage in a handover period with the outgoing Compliance Officer.

Ian Maxwell, Scottish FA Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint someone with Clare’s credentials to what is an important role within the Scottish FA.

“It’s also a vital position within Scottish football as a whole that comes with its own unique challenges and pressures and I am convinced Clare will be an asset to the organisation and the game in this country.

“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Tony for his excellent work over the last four years with the Scottish FA.

“Tony has worked tirelessly to modernise a judicial system we can be proud of.

“A few of those tweaks have come into play this season after a year of consultation. It’s a legacy Tony can take great satisfaction in and I am sure Clare will benefit from what has been put in place in the weeks and months to come.

“I know I speak for everyone in here by wishing him all the very best in his future plans.”