Board members

Dr Gillian Mayes


Gillian Mayes is a retired academic, now with honorary status in the School of Psychology at Glasgow University. She has been on the Board for “four and a half enjoyable years” and has been involved particularly with service users over that period. She edited conversations with a number of service users, which led to the publication of ‘Singular Voices’ which is currently being launched.

Kirk Flett

Vice Chair

Having gained experience working for several large retail banks across the UK, Kirk now works for a prominent investment bank and is based in Glasgow. Within the Change team Kirk has several years’ experience of delivering global regulatory projects; partnering with stakeholders in the primary financial centres of the US, EU and Asia. As the project lead for the Japanese regulator he has spent time working in Tokyo and London. The prospect of working with such a talented and committed team at GCA is something which he relishes.  Having joined the board in 2016 he endeavours to match the passion of the staff in steering and achieving the objectives of the organisation.

Sam Seabrook


Sam Seabrook is an experienced Change Management professional who has held management positions in both utilities and financial services. He currently works for a global financial services organisation, focussed on the delivery of regulatory change. Sam lives in Glasgow with his wife and young family and is keen to use his experience to support the aims of GCA – allowing them to continue the tremendous work that they do!

Hannah Cameron


Hannah has eight years experience working in investment management and currently works as a management consultant for investment banks across Scotland. Hannah leads and manages projects on a daily basis to ensure change is implemented effectively and to a high quality for the clients she works for. She recently graduated with a Masters degree in Psychology from the University of St.Andrews specialising in behavioural addictions and has worked as an autism therapist for children in Edinburgh in her spare time. Hannah is keen to use her business expertise in combination with her academic background in psychology to support the work of GCA and continue the great work done by the organisation so far.

Alex Chandler


Hi, I am a PhD researcher based at the University of Glasgow’s Film and Television Department and the Centre for the Social History of Health and Health Care at the University of Strathclyde. Working alongside the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive, Alex investigates the history of Scotland’s mass media public health campaigns and related public health challenges, policy changes and relative failures and successes. Encompassing a broad, interdisciplinary focus, his research includes focus upon Anti-Smoking, Alcohol Awareness, Drug Misuse and Suicide Awareness campaigns and literature more generally from throughout the 20th century. With a history of volunteering and community activism Alex is extremely keen on bridging the gaps between academic research and the public sector, hoping to promote practical and beneficial social change.

Dr Gary Tanner


Gary is a Consultant Psychologist, and Director of Psychology Services for NHS Lanarkshire. Graduating from the University of Strathclyde, Gary went on to complete his Masters degree in Calgary, Canada, and then obtained his psychology doctorate in England. Gary has a background in addictions, and was Clinical Director of NHS Lanarkshire Addiction Services from 2004-2012. In 2017 he was appointed Specialty Advisor for Psychology to the Chief Medical Officer and Scottish Government, and served in this role until 2019. Gary is a member of the Health and Care Professions Fitness to Practise Tribunal Service for psychology, and sits on Tribunals across the UK. Away from work, Gary is a full paid-up travelling member of the Tartan Army!

Stephen McCaffrey


Stephen is a leading licensing and healthcare regulation defence barrister. He read Law at University College London before progressing through the Bar in the usual way. He now specialises exclusively in the areas of licensing and professional medical regulation and compliance. He is founder of Kings View Chambers and defends healthcare professionals at Tribunals across the UK.

He is also a non-executive director of The Richmond Fellowship Scotland (TRFS) and  a panel member at Children’s Hearings Scotland.

Stephen was delighted to be afforded the opportunity to bring his experience and expertise to GCA to help them continue to do their invaluable work.

Ian Ferguson


Ian Ferguson is an experienced Human Resources practitioner and is currently the Regional Director of a Training and HR company working predominantly in Scotland. Ian’s early career was focussed on operations management in manufacturing industries as varied as cosmetics and toiletries, animal health products, and silicon chip technology. Ian is also a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and is keen to contribute whatever experience, knowledge and ability he can to further the excellent work of the Glasgow Council on Alcohol

James Douglas Wilson (Doug)


James Douglas Wilson (Doug) is currently UK Director, Health & Safety for Scottish Power Plc (Iberdrola). His previous roles include Previous Roles: Vice President H&S , Avangrid, UK Director, General Services, H&S Director SP Energy Networks

Doug has over 30 years+ Health & Safety Professional Safety Critical Industries with International Experience in North America, South Africa, Europe & Asia.

Doug is Married with two grow up sons and his interests include shooting, sailing, whisky collecting, music, amateur musician and he is a qualified football referee.

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