Fraser Kelly, Chief Executive
Fraser joined Social Enterprise Scotland in July 2011. With a career that benefits from private, public and third sector experience and includes over 20 years working in economic regeneration, Fraser describes this role with a mixture of excitement and privilege, working on behalf of an outstanding collection of member organisations, with a highly committed and experienced Board. From 2004-2011 Fraser held the post of Chief Executive with Castlemilk Economic Development Agency and Glasgow South East Regeneration Agency Ltd and prior to that worked as Head of Economic Development at Inverclyde Council. Fraser is a former Board member of Cassiltoun Trust and Castlemilk & Carmunnock Community Windpark Trust. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sine Munro, Business Development Manager
Sine Munro is Business Development Manager at Social Enterprise Scotland. Her background is in business management and development in a range of industries, most recently spending seven years within the sports development sector (both professionally and voluntarily). Sine is a graduate from Edinburgh Napier University in Social & Management Sciences, a comprehensive business degree with a social focus. email@example.com
Duncan Thorp, Parliamentary, Policy and Communications Officer
Duncan works on all of Social Enterprise Scotland's policy and communications, from the website and social networks, to engagement with The Scottish Government and Parliament, the media, local authorities and public. Duncan is a Journalism graduate of Edinburgh Napier University. He previously worked as a Journalist, as Communications Officer for Planning Aid for Scotland, as well as for a political magazine and events company. Duncan has worked extensively in The Scottish Parliament, firstly as media officer for an MSP group and then as a parliamentary aide to two MSPs. firstname.lastname@example.org / 07501 221 581.
Kate Walshaw, Administrator
Kate joined Social Enterprise Scotland in November 2007 as Administrator, responsible for membership, administering events, and acting as PA to the Chief Executive. Prior to this she was working at the Scottish Government as a temporary Policy Officer. Her background is in publishing and she worked at Elsevier for 10 years producing medical textbooks and journals. Previous to this she studied Geography at Edinburgh University. email@example.com
Hazel Hutchison, Finance Officer
Hazel works across all aspects of Social Enterprise Scotland financial management, including payroll and PAYE, VAT Returns, compliance and regulations and the annual budget. Hazel previously worked for the Genetics Society for 6 years, one of the oldest "learned societies" devoted to genetics in the world. Hazel was the Finance Officer and also organised all conferences and events with the Executive Officer. Previous to this she was the Assistant Secretary at North Berwick Golf Club, carrying out a variety of tasks, including membership, bookings and attending committee meetings. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Mack, Policy and Communications Assistant
Chris assists Social Enterprise Scotland with communications and policy work, having joined in May 2011 as a volunteer. Since July 2013, Chris has been with the team in a part-time freelance capacity and has continued his work developing company communications, particularly the Social Enterprise Scotland e-bulletins. A graduate of University of Strathclyde Business School, Chris has previously volunteered in marketing roles with third sector organisations and worked as an admin assistant. Chris is a participant in the Scottish Government Professional Mentoring Programme, where he works closely with a Senior Policy Advisor. email@example.com
SES Board Members
Duncan Osler (Chair), Partner, MacRoberts LLP
Duncan is a Partner with law firm MacRoberts LLP where he works clients to promote social enterprise wherever possible, as sustainable and better business. Duncan is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Public Procurement Law. He advises public sector and bidder clients on social value in procurement, intelligent commissioning and community benefits.
Pauline Graham (Vice Chair), Chief Executive, Social Firms Scotland
Pauline joined Social Firms Scotland in January 08, having previously spent just over 7 years at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. While at SCVO, Pauline managed a range of capacity building and regeneration projects but she is perhaps best known for managing the Social Economy Scotland Development Partnership funded under the EU EQUAL Programme (2002 -2007), which attracted significant funding to support new social enterprise developments in Scotland. She was instrumental in leading on policy work through the mainstreaming phase of EQUAL which had a direct influence on the first social enterprise strategy in Scotland - in particular around promoting public social partnerships and procurement opportunities for the third sector. Pauline also has extensive experience of working with partners across Europe to exchange good practice and share learning on social enterprise development. She managed a cooperation agreement with partners in Austria, Italy, Poland and Finland. Her varied career history includes marketing management within Further Education, the Arts and a Glasgow based Regeneration Company.
Malcolm McArdle (Treasurer), Managing Director, Alloa Community Enterprises and ACE Recycling Group
Malcolm is a serial Social Entrepreneur with significant mainstream business experience in publishing, materials handling and economic development. Malcolm is Managing Director of Alloa Community Enterprises and the ACE Recycling Group.
Linsay Chalmers, Network Co-ordinator, Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network
Linsay Chalmers is the Network Coordinator for Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network (ESEN). ESEN has over 70 members and is the social enterprise partner in the Edinburgh Third Sector Interface. Linsay previously worked for the Community Resources Network for Scotland for nine years in various roles including setting up a network of furniture reuse organisations; coordinating one of Scotland’s first Public Social Partnerships; advising local authorities on increasing reuse and setting up and managing the Revolve reuse quality standard on behalf of Zero Waste Scotland. She has also worked for two social enterprises, both of which are now ESEN members.
James Dunbar, Chief Executive, New Start Highland
James Dunbar is the founding Chief Executive of New Start Highland. He developed it from an organisation with a single employee in 2000 to one with 70 employees and a multi-million pound turnover. New Start provides training and support to over 3000 people. Additionally James has created a range of services including; furniture recycling, a retail chain, bikes, removals, horticulture, landscaping and decorating in the rural Scottish Highlands. James has a principle centred leadership style that develops and empowers a high performing team to achieve a shared vision for creating opportunities to Transform Highland lives. He is a 2 time Institute of Directors “Director of the year” winner. Ernst and Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year awards 2013 recognised him as Scotland’s current leading social entrepreneur. He also led New Start to win the SCDI business excellence award for environmental sustainability.
Ewan Fraser, Chief Executive, Dunedin Canmore
Ewan qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in 1978 whilst working for Peter Graham & Partners in Edinburgh. He joined Miller Construction in 1980 and subsequently joined Castle Rock Housing Association in 1983 as Development Manager. Ewan held various positions within Castle Rock until 1998 when he was appointed as Director of the newly formed Dunedin Housing Association resulting from a merger of three smaller housing associations. Dunedin quickly became established as one of Edinburgh's leading RSLs with many interesting projects completed for the homeless, for ethnic minorities and latterly the regeneration of former Council estates in South Edinburgh. During this time, Ewan worked closely with the SFHA and City of Edinburgh Council, chairing the Edinburgh Housing Forum. Ewan was a member of the SFHA Board for six years. Following the merger of Dunedin and Canmore Housing Associations, Ewan was appointed Chief Executive of the newly formed Dunedin Canmore Group on 1 August 2005. With 5000+ units in management, an established staff structure and with a diverse range of customers Dunedin Canmore Group is progressive and positive social enterprise.
Sophy Green, Chair, Senscot
Sophy is Chair of Senscot. She is also Chief Executive of Instant Neighbour, that aims to support the disadvantaged and vulnerable to create a better quality of life by campaigning for change and developing its social enterprises to provide the services needed. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Assessor with the Burgess of Guild for the City of Aberdeen and a member of the Alumni of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Sophy is a judge for The Helen McGregor Awards for those working within social housing and a Business Mentor with Business Mentoring Scotland.
Karen McGregor, Chief Executive, Firstport
Karen has a career that spans private, public and third sectors. She is currently Chief Executive of Firstport, an organisation with extensive experience in specialist support for new start social enterprise. Most recently Karen has focused on developing new products to help new starts replicate existing successful models. Karen has extensive experience in funding policy and process development as prior to developing Firstport’s start up awards programme she spent seven years at the Big Lottery Fund.
Frank McKillop, Policy & Relations Manager (Scotland), ABCUL
Frank has been the Policy & Relations Manager in Scotland for the Association of British Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL) since 2007. ABCUL is the main trade body for credit unions across Scotland, England and Wales, and is itself a co-operative owned and democratically controlled by its member credit unions. Frank studied Politics at the University of Glasgow and then spent seven months working in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to working for ABCUL, he was the senior secretary to an MP and had previous experience working in insurance and banking. He helped establish and serves as secretary of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Credit Unions.
Louise Scott, Director, Mediaco-op
Louise is a director and founder member of workers' co-operative mediaco-op, an ethical company specialising in film production and media training with the third sector. Before setting up mediaco-op Louise was a freelance consultant to media organisations, from broadcasters to screen agencies, specialising in post-16 education, training, equality and social inclusion. As a former Director of the audio-visual industry’s Sector Skills Council, Skillset, Louise worked in partnership with trade unions, employers, trade associations and local and national government across the UK nations and regions developing strategies for skills development and employment. She spent 6 years working in Brussels both inside the European Commission and latterly as a lobbyist on arts and heritage and had a stint as an archaeologist in Iraq, prior to that. She has an MBA from the Open University and MA from Cambridge and is a member of the Glasgow Children's Panel, a Befriender and former Board Member of Equality Network, Glasgay and Glasgow Film Theatre.
Heather Sim, Chief Executive, Space Unlimited
Heather is the founder and chief executive of Space Unlimited, a social enterprise based in Glasgow and operating across Scotland and also in England. Space Unlimited is all about creating space for change. Their work supports groups of young people and organisations of all sorts to design and make change happen together. Previously, Heather worked in economic development, mostly with Scottish Enterprise and before that ran tourism businesses. She is also a trustee of the Machan Trust.
Doreen Walkinshaw, Enterprise Manager, ENABLE Scotland
Doreen Walkinshaw is ENABLE Scotland’s Enterprise Manager. She has worked with ENABLE Scotland, the leading learning disability charity, for 16 years in various roles spanning advocacy, campaigning, fundraising, marketing and employment. Using this experience Doreen is responsible for developing a social enterprise portfolio to create jobs and opportunities for people who have learning disabilities. This currently focusses on two key sectors; horticulture and hospitality. In 2012 Doreen established ENABLE Scotland’s first social enterprise, an award winning coffee shop, Darling’s in Arbroath. Doreen is a board member of Ayrshire Credit Union, is passionate about economic empowerment and is keen to explore the potential of Private Social Partnerships.
Brian Weaver, CEO, Highland and Islands Social Enterprise Zone
Brian Weaver was appointed CEO of HISEZ in July 2008. He graduated from Stirling University in 1975 and worked for a multi-national pharmaceutical company before falling in love with the Highlands and one of its natives. He then found himself paying the mortgage by working for 20 years in the finance industry, 3 years as a partner in a small specialist sawmill and 5 years as Business Starts Manager in Highlands and Islands Enterprise. He brings to HISEZ a wide experience of private sector management and finance which is combined with knowledge of social enterprise gained by 10 years in Alness Credit Union. He is still married to the same Highland native and has one son.