Contact the Team
Fraser Wishart – Chief Executive
As Chief Executive of PFA Scotland Fraser Wishart aim is to ensure that football players in Scotland receive the maximum protection and representation at every level of the game.
Furthermore Fraser is determined that these players are provided with every opportunity to succeed in their careers-both in and out of the game.
In recent times, Fraser’s services have been in high demand offering advice and support to players involved in legal and contract disputes. He has also been called upon to offer help to players facing redundancy.
Fraser’s extensive playing career included spells at Motherwell, Rangers, Hearts, St Mirren and Clydebank meaning he has a vast experience of sharing dressing rooms with fellow professionals and is ideally placed to represent player interests.
As PFA Scotland continues to grow, Fraser hopes to use his knowledge of the football business to put in place structures that will secure the provision of education, employment training and representation of players in Scotland for many years to come.
Tony Higgins – President
Tony Higgins became chairman of the players’ union at the age of 25, ultimately becoming secretary before moving to FIFPro (the World Players’ Union) where he has special responsibility for politics, education and discrimination issues.
His time spent with the players’ union combined with his playing career mean Tony has been involved in professional football for around 40 years. Tony spent most of his playing days at Hibernian in the 1970s, a time when players had no contractual rights even at the end of their contracts and it was this that sparked a real interest in the rights of professional football players.
Tony has been instrumental in all the changes to players’ contracts both domestically and internationally, and was involved in the discussions that resulted in the Freedom of Movement in 1980 and the Bosman case in 1995.
Although now working with FIFPro, Tony is available to provide advice and assistance to PFA which is proving invaluable as a consequence of his international contacts and connections.
Stuart Lovell – Player Liaison
Stuart Lovell is an Australian by birth but spent his entire successful playing career in the UK, featuring on both sides of the border. Stuart spent the best part of a decade at Reading making well over 200 appearances before enjoying spells with Hibernian, Livingston and Queen of the South in Scotland. Stuart also had the honour of being awarded 2 international caps from Australia during his career.
Since joining the PFA Scotland team, Stuart has worked tirelessly to improve communications with players at every level of the game in Scotland. His desire to visit clubs the length and breadth of the country has ensured that member levels continue to rise and that member players are constantly updated on developments within their union.
Stuart’s vast experience allied to his successful media career ensures he is recognisable and approachable figure within PFA Scotland and is constantly developing improved player relations and services, and is a constant and reliable source of knowledge and advice for players having any contractual or disciplinary difficulties. You can contact him on or call him on 07989 330365.
Michelle Evans – Communications and Wellbeing
Michelle Evans has a solid background in sports journalism working in both print and broadcast. Graduating from Napier University, she started as a reporter with The Paisley Daily Express before moving on to work on the Real Radio Football Phone-In, for which she is probably best known. She was also part of the PLZ Soccer show every Saturday.
Latterly, she made the move in to the world of PR working with Partick Thistle during the 2012/13 season when they won the First Division title, advising Albion Rovers during their Scottish Cup adventures last season and spent time as Press Officer with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Michelle has come on board to work on the union’s communications at all levels – with our members, the media and our business partners and sponsors. On top of that, she and Stuart Lovell will be visiting all 42 clubs across the country keeping players informed of the union’s tireless work carried out on their behalf.
Many of you will know Michelle already from her time in the media, but if you don’t then you will find her very approachable and if you have any issues she will be more than happy to do what she can to help. Similarly, if you have any suggestions for improving communication with our members then please get in touch with her or call her on 07796 171490.
Susie van der Post – Commercial and Events
Susie van der Post successfully built up her own business 13 years ago with the primary focus of Project and Event Management and boasts a portfolio of clients in Scotland and overseas.
Susie is no stranger to Scottish football as her history includes being the Sales Manager at Rangers FC and then more recently being approached by Hibernian FC to assist the club with Hospitality Operations.
Susie has been a vital part of the PFA Scotland team for over 10 years now arranging the Player of the Year Awards. With Susie’s focus and direction, our annual event is now seen as THE social highlight in the sporting calendar.
As a key part of the team, and due to her experience and input, PFA Scotland has now widened Susie’s role to look after our Commercial activities in addition to running our Events.
As Susie is well known to our current Business Partners, her role will now be to secure new partnerships which will mutually benefit our members whilst being the main contact for our current clients. Susie will be available anytime at or by calling 07720 416661.
Donna Afaty – Office manager
Donna is an experienced Office Manager with over 20 years’ experience in her field. She is proficient with all finance, administration and customer service tasks and is a knowledgeable point of contact for you all.
She studied business admin and IT before venturing into the world of training and is CIPD qualified in Learning and Development practices. Donna has previously worked in public, private and voluntary sectors and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to PFA Scotland and its members which can only be good as we continue to grow, strengthen and expand our services.
Donna's roles as Office Manager is to ensure that the office runs smoothly and that the team have everything that they need to fully support our members. Donna may contact you regarding your membership, education grant or just to give you some info. Should you need to speak with her you can email her at or call the office on 0141 353 0199.
Michael Hart – Personal Development Officer
Michael retired as a Professional footballer in 2012 after a 17-year playing career. A career that saw him spending 12 years at Aberdeen Football Club over 2 spells and other clubs such as Hibernian, Livingston, St Johnstone and Airdrie this side of the border and Preston North End South of the border. He keeps his hand in the game as an Aberdeen Football Club Ambassador.
During his playing career Michael, didn’t know what future career path he wanted to follow but actively studied in preparation for life after the game completing various courses such as Plumbing, tiling, bricklaying and plastering short courses. Personal training courses via distance learning, Coaching badges through the close season break and Mechanical Engineering via college night classes.
Following retirement from the game Michael started a new career in the Oil and Gas industry as a project Engineer in the fast-paced Drilling and Marine sectors. This was a position he was able to secure via a network of people met through his college studies. After an impressive start to his new career Michael was placed into a client focused position as a Contract Support Engineer. A position that looked after the needs of their departments key Global Clients. After 5 years in oil and gas he has come back into the role as a Personal Development Officer at PFA Scotland.
As a former player, Michael understands the importance of the transitional process that every player goes through and wants to help players better prepare them for this difficult stage. You can contact him on or call him on 07894 584778.