Dr Gillian Mayes – Chair
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.
Dr Gillian Mayes – Chair
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 – Teasurer
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!
Moving to Glasgow from Sydney, Australia, in 2015, Adam has held various senior operational and executive management positions across a number of health and human services portfolios in the Australian government as well as in the not-for-profit sector.
Adam brings extensive experience in developing and implementing public policy and programmes aimed at improving the lives of varying groups of people, as well as the sustainability of the systems that support them. Adam has a keen interest and brings well-rounded skills in business operations, innovation and governance.
Adam is currently working within Scotland’s digital skills industry in an Operations capacity and is excited by the opportunity to work with the skilled and experienced people at Glasgow Council on Alcohol to continue to deliver the programs and services the Glasgow community needs.
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.
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.