Welcome our new Board Members

ProjectChange is excited to announce 3 new members joining our board. Jimmy Paul, chair of the board said “I am delighted to welcome Gordon, Sam and Shelagh to the ProjectChange board of trustees. They bring a wealth of experience and perspectives which are incredibly welcome at this crucial time. They will ensure ProjectChange plays its part to realise The Promise; this is the single most important endeavour of this organisation.”

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ProjectChange is excited to announce 3 new members joining our board.

Jimmy Paul, chair of the board said “I am delighted to welcome Gordon, Sam and Shelagh to the ProjectChange board of trustees. They bring a wealth of experience and perspectives which are incredibly welcome at this crucial time. They will ensure ProjectChange plays its part to realise The Promise; this is the single most important endeavour of this organisation.”

Gordon Hunt

Gordon trained as a librarian and managed libraries in Leeds, Cambridge, Oxford, Glasgow and Edinburgh before working in a variety of senior roles at the University of the West of Scotland.

Recently Gordon has worked in the grant-making sector supporting education projects at The Robertson Trust. He currently works for the College Development Network.

Gordon also served as chair of the Scottish Library and Information Council, chair of audit and governance at Stow College and vice chair of the Ayrshire College Foundation. He is currently a board member of West College Scotland. 

Sam Macrae

Sam is currently finishing her fourth year of studying Social and Public Policy at the University of Glasgow while also work for the widening access initiative FOCUS West.

She is interested in creating a more inclusive care community that moves away from strict definitions to ensure that the community is supportive and accessible.

Sam is also a campaigner for the rights and support for estranged students which she has written and appeared across Scotland to highlight the issue.

Shelagh Young

Shelagh is a freelance consultant, facilitator and writer specialising in working with not for profit and co-operative organisations. She has a particular interest in user involvement in service design. She is an adoptive parent.

She has worked on leadership development with disabled people and their families, been a member of the Sustainable Development Commission, Scotland Director for Home-Start UK in 2015.

She was Chair of telecoms provider The Phone Co-op for several years before it successfully joined forces with The MidCounties Co-op, founder director of the sustainable food and farming organisation Nourish Scotland.

Shelagh lives in Edinburgh with her partner. She is an enthusiastic knitter, dressmaker, craftivist and very amateur horse rider who spent most of 2020/21 feeling far too far away from her grown-up “children” in Glasgow. They might not feel the same way.

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