Quitting after two years

Whyte blows for full-time on her SFA compliance role

Exit: Clare Whyte (pic: SNS Group)

The Scottish FA is on the look-out for a new compliance officer after Clare Whyte’s decision to leave the role after just two years.

Whyte joined the SFA in 2018 from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, where she served as a procurator fiscal depute.

The SFA said she is leaving to take up a “new opportunity.”

The compliance officer oversees the SFA’s disciplinary rules and can issue notices of complaint for perceived infractions which may have been missed by officials during matches.

SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell praised Whyte’s “resilience” since taking on the job, saying: “I would like to thank Clare for her commitment to the role over the past two years with the Scottish FA.

“In what is a high-pressure position in a relentless environment, she has shown professionalism and resilience. We will begin the process of recruiting a replacement in early course.”

Whyte will stay in the post until early 2021 to help facilitate a handover with her successor.

She was the third compliance officer appointed by the SFA since its judicial reform in 2011.

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