The club is delighted to announce Panos Thomas MD, CCST Orth, MFSEM, FRCS as a Director of ICTFC.
Panos has been a season ticket holder in the Miller Suite at Caledonian Stadium since 2012 and has been extremely helpful to the club, particularly in the last 12 months or so.
ICTFC Chairman Ross Morrison said on the appointment “We feel that Panos will bring a wide range of skills to the Board as well as to the football club. Living in the Highlands as he does, he has supported the club for a decade now and he understands what we are all about and where we want to go. I am particularly pleased to see him join us formally as he is an extremely dynamic and highly respected individual. Following on from the recent appointment of Graeme Bennett, the new skill sets and fresh points of view can only make us stronger as a club and I look forward to working with Panos.”
Speaking to the club media dept Panos said “I am delighted and honoured to join the Board of Directors of ICTFC.”
“I fell in love with the area and the people when I first visited my wife’s family over 30 years ago.”
“Our family moved locally 10 years ago and one of my first priorities was to purchase a season ticket at Caledonian Stadium.”
“I enjoyed the excellent run of the Team in the Premiership and of course the glorious Cup day!”
“As a new custodian of the Club, I’m determined to serve its values and I’m looking forward to assist the Board to achieve the goals and targets that the Club and our fans deserve.”
The highly respected new addition to the Board, is a retired Consultant Orthopaedic Sports and Knee Surgeon.
Panos was appointed as the Tutor in Orthopaedic Sports Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons in England and in 2014-16 the National Orthopaedic Tutor. He developed the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine of the University College London UCL in 1999, being the programme Director till 2010.
He has been an Executive Member of the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Arthroscopy Association BOSTAA, where he was elected as the President. (2016-2018).
He was invited as an Orthopaedic Specialists to provide cover and advice during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London 2012.
In 2018, he assisted in the successful bid to stage the ESSKA Conference in Glasgow, Scotland where he was a member of the Directors Board.
Panos has been involved with the treatment of elite athletes for a number of years now and has been advising the medical teams of clubs such as Arsenal FC, Watford FC, Barnet FC, MK Dons, Brentford FC, Wycombe Wanderers FC, Leyton Orient and AFC Wimbledon. He has provided advice to British Fencing, British Ski Federation, British American Football League and other elite sports organisations.