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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!

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.

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.

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

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