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 the field of economic regeneration, Fraser describes this role with a mixture of excitement and privilege, working on behalf of an outstanding collection of member organisations and with a highly committed and experienced Board. From 2004 until 2011 Fraser held the post of Chief Executive with Castlemilk Economic Development Agency and Glasgow South East Regeneration Agency Ltd and, prior to that, he worked as Head of Economic Development at Inverclyde Council. Fraser is a former Board member of Cassiltoun Trust and Castlemilk and Carmunnock Community Windpark Trust. email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Duncan Thorp, Parliamentary, Policy and Communications Officer
Duncan works across all of Social Enterprise Scotland's policy and communications activities, 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. email@example.com / 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
SES Board Members
Laurie Russell (Chair), Chief Executive, The Wise Group
Laurie Russell has been Chief Executive of The Wise Group since August 2006. The Wise Group is a Glasgow based social enterprise set up in 1983 that gets people off benefits and into sustainable employment in Scotland and NE England. In 2010, it had a turnover of £32 million, employed 600 full-time staff and secured jobs for 5330 long-term unemployed people. Laurie was Chief Executive of Strathclyde European Partnership Ltd, and managed the programmes of European funding for the regeneration of Western Scotland from 1989 to 2006. He was previously employed by Strathclyde Regional Council and led a community initiative in Clydebank in the early 1980s. Laurie is the Chair of Social Enterprise Scotland and a member of the National Economic Forum in Scotland.
Duncan Osler, 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.
Douglas Westwater (Treasurer), Executive Director, Community Enterprise Ltd
Douglas has a background in community development and regeneration and has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years. Most recently this was focussed on coalfield regeneration before his interest in the sustainability of front line services initiated a move into social enterprise business development. He is Executive Director of Community Enterprise Limited, an organisation which has been involved in social enterprise development for over 20 years.
Pauline Graham, 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, 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.
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.
Alasdair Nicholson, CEO Third Sector Hebrides
Alasdair leads the Third Sector Hebrides group in the Western Isles of Scotland which includes charitable and social enterprise companies engaged in employability work, transport, a community newspaper, grounds maintenance and a social firm, Hebridean Chocolates. He was a founding Director of Voluntary Action Scotland and also helped to establish the Scottish Crofters Union and was engaged in the development of the Housing Association movement in the Islands. He was a Councillor from 1990-1999 on Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, where he held the Chair of Housing. Alasdair has also been a partner in international work, both through the Equal programme in the Highlands & Islands as well as more recently in Active Citizens exchange work, with Slovakia, through the British Council. He was awarded an MBE in the 2011 New Year Honours List, the same year that Third Sector Hebrides was recognised as Scottish Charity of the Year.
Craig Sanderson, Chief Executive, Link Group
Chief Executive of Link Group since 1987, having joined Link in 1975. Board member of Social Enterprise Scotland and former board member of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and Scottish Council for Single Homeless. Link is a group of 6 Scottish social enterprises, charitable registered social landlords and voluntary organisations, operating in 26 of Scotland’s local authority areas - owning and managing 7000 homes affordable to people on low or fixed incomes and providing services to 4500 other customers i.e. service users, owner-occupiers.
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.
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.
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.
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.