No he doesn't pocket the transfer fees. The total Directors Emoluments for Gibson O'Neill in the last set of accounts was just over £1m and the highest payment to a director was something between 400-500k I think. I haven't gone through each years accounts of course but I'd be more than a little surprised if it was much different to that year on year and that's Gibson O'Neill as opposed to just MFC anyway. I think the total amount owed by the club to the group was over £90m.
I know, I can be a right grouch sometimes!
I'm only a youngster so don't remember anything pre-McClaren, the only time we've really been in the ascendancy in my football viewing lifetime has been Schteeve and Karanka. To be fair I'm not even being cynical, I love being the club that teams hate to play against the Riverside being viewed as a hard away day, if we had an identity I'd like it to be "built on a solid base".