I’m elected by our membership through the Scottish Council to serve as Chair of the Board of Scouts Scotland. I was recently re-elected until November 2019.
As Chair my job is to provide leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees and enable the Board to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation. Along with other Trustees I ensure compliance and standards in all aspects of governance including financial, organisational and risk management.
A key passion of mine, and responsibility of the Board, is to ensure youth involvement in our governance structure.
I have been involved in Scouts since I was a Cub at the 2nd Inverness (Kingsmills) Scout Group and worked my way up to Venture Scouts and gained the Queen’s Scout Award.
In my professional life I am the Managing Director for Scotland of Weber Shandwick, a global communication and marketing agency.