Gary has significant experience working within the health and social care industry, with a particular focus on recovery driven services. His previous roles have been with national and local charities, local authorities and private business, all of which have been addressing needs to achieve the best outcomes for individuals who use support services. Gary has a wealth of experience in services which deliver support such as; Addictions, Employability, Training and Education, Community development, Tenancy Sustainment, Counselling, Group work and Health care.
Gary’s role is to lead the organisation in accordance with professional ethics, vision and values that are at the centre of GCAs beliefs and support the governance of the organisation in line with charity and company law
Linda is responsible for the overall management and development of GCA Services and links in withmany other services and organizations across the city. Linda has worked in the addiction field since 1992 starting out as a volunteer alcohol counsellor at GCA , Linda has since had a variety of roles within the addiction field in Glasgow , including several years in residential recovery services.
Peter gained most of his Accounting experience working in a major manufacturing company for almost 30 years. Starting as an Accountancy Assistant in 1974 and graduating to become a Finance Manager for the organisation’s Glasgow Factory which had a turnover of some £90m.
In 2003 he took early retirement and since then has worked for a variety of companies and organisations. These have included a catering company, a shipping company , a graphic design company, a healthy living charity and a firm of Chartered Accountants before landing up at the Glasgow Council on Alcohol in October 2015.
Anne became a volunteer receptionist with GCA in 1993, after COSCA training she started counselling and then was promoted as a sessional counsellor which led to a full time post in 1996 Community Counsellor, she provided a counselling service in the north of Glasgow for 8 years, during that time she developed group work as well as partnership working with other charitable funded agencies and CAT teams, advocating for and focusing on client’s needs, this way of working benefitted local people presenting with alcohol issues to access the correct service depending on their stage of recovery at the time. Working with other agencies is beneficial for people to speedily access training, a variety of opportunities, promoting inclusion and or to develop new lifestyles and avoid relapse. Anne provides practice supervision to other staff, she has provided a counselling service in all 3 sectors, she is currently managing a community based counselling service in Yoker and working closely with the N/W Recovery Network and always promoting a positive reputation for GCA
Lesley Ross is Partnership Manager for Elevate-Glasgow PSP. Elevate is an Employability Public Social Partnership for individuals in recovery from problematic drug &/or alcohol misuse. Its aim is to increase employability opportunities for individuals in recovery, reduce the number of adults in recovery who are unemployed and to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Glasgow City’s local people and communities. Lesley has over 10 years employability experience with a particular interest in recovery based employability. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance from Strathclyde University and a Management Degree from St Andrews University as well as being a member of CIPD. She has previously worked in retail management, hospitality management and recruitment