GCA is looking for committed and enthusiastic Board members, preferably with a background in: Human Resources, Finance/accounting, Legal, Charity Governance or Academia.

Kirk Flett


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 organization.

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.


Calum Maclean


Calum is an employment law solicitor. In his line of work, he has acted for a number of charities, manufacturing companies, football clubs, FTSE 250 companies and more as well as individuals.Calum is strongly motivated by the opportunity to help GCA to respond to internal and external factors and to save unnecessary expenditure of time and money.  Calum aims to help GCA use their resources where they are best used – in helping support individuals whilst achieving their charitable aims.

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.

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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