Family legend has it that my mum dressed up my pram in blue and white ribbons when I was a baby, so I was destined to follow Killie rather than the team from my dad's home town (which shall remain nameless!).
Whatever the truth of that story, I started going to Killie games when at Primary School and have been a season ticket holder for more years than I want to admit to. I was around for the 1964-65 league win, and endured the long wait till 1997 for the famous Scottish Cup victory!
I'm passionate about supporter involvement and ownership and joined the Killie Trust at the outset. I am on the Board of the Scottish Football Supporters Association and keen that we learn from what is happening elsewhere in Europe to give fans a greater voice in the game.
Outside of being a Killie fan, I have recovered from 16 years in the frontline of politics as an MSP and MP, to work in my day job as Chief Executive of a Children's Services organisation in the UK and Ireland. In my spare time, I watch Auchinleck Talbot FC and serve as a voluntary Director of Scotwest Credit Union.