Ian Croad
Director of Rugby

Ian Croad: Director of Rugby

I was born in Northallerton and lived in Halifax all my life, I began watching Halifax in the early 80’s at Thrum Hall. Married to Tracy for 35 years with two children Beth and Max. Worked in Textile Manufacturing since leaving school, Production, Design Sales specialising in Yarn Production in Hand Knitting and was made Technical Sales Director for Tilsa Yarns part of the Sirdar group.

After 21 years I decided to start my own company Windsor Yarns. This was all based in the USA and I spent a considerable amount of time over the pond! The success of this enabled me to increase my interest with the Panthers and become a Club sponsor.

I joined the Board as an advisor in 2009 and then as Director of Football the following year. This role has introduced me to some outstanding individuals and it’s a real pleasure to be able to help take the club forward. Away from the club I enjoy travelling and playing golf (badly).