David McRiner, Chair

Joined Scotwest 2013, elected to the Board 2014.

David has held the role of Chair of the Scotwest Board of Directors since 2015, having previously been Vice Chair. He runs a successful podiatry practice in Glasgow and is an active member of the College of Podiatry and the Royal Society of Public Health. David is a graduate of Queen Margaret University.  Find out more.

Stephen Wood, Vice Chair

Joined Scotwest March 2014, elected to the Board November 2014

While working for North Lanarkshire Stephen has volunteered with The Children’s Panel, Independent Custody Visiting as well as the Commonwealth Games. Find out more.

Caroline McMichael, Secretary

Joined Scotwest July 2003, elected to the Board February 2017

Caroline is currently a Part Qualified Accountant within the property management sector. She has recently obtained a Bachelor of Accounting with distinction and is working towards professional Accountancy qualifications. Find out more.

John Begg

Joined Scotwest February 2017, elected to the Board November 2019

John is a freelance Financial Manager who worked with Scotwest in that capacity from 2016-17. Find out more.

Alexander Ibe

Joined Scotwest May 2015, elected to the Board February 2016

Alex is a Senior Consultant with many years experience in the financial sector as well as a Business Development Director with Baseline Careers. Find out more.

Cathy Jamieson

Joined Scotwest 1991, elected to the Board February 2017

Cathy is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and also has Postgraduate Qualifications in Art Therapy, Social Work and Management. Prior to her career in politics she worked as a social worker, setting up and managing an alternative to care service and working as Principal Officer of Who Cares? Scotland, the advocacy organisation for children in care. Find out more.

Paul McGowan, Member of Nominations Committee

Joined Scotwest August 1991, elected to the Board February 2016

Born in 1965, Paul graduated from University of Glasgow in 1987 before completing a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management in 1998. He has worked throughout his career in Local Government and is currently head of Human Resources at East Ayrshire Council. He is a fellow of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Find out more.

Ian Turner

Joined Scotwest 1991, elected to the Board February 2017

Having been a Social Worker since 1981working across Scotland, Ian has extensive experience in both local authority and the voluntary sector, both at front line and management levels. Find out more.