Trustees

Find out more about the team behind ScotsCare

James Chestnut

Chairman

James Chestnut grew up in the west of Scotland and attended Greenock Academy and Glasgow University. His career was with The Coca-Cola Company, first in London and then internationally, living predominantly in Japan and the US. He went on to become CFO and EVP of the company. Since retirement he continues to pursue a variety of business interests both in the UK and the US.

Chair of Trustees, James is also an elder at Crown Court Church of Scotland. He has a keen interest in cycling and golf as well as keeping track of family in different parts of the world.

James Chestnut

Chairman

James Chestnut grew up in the west of Scotland and attended Greenock Academy and Glasgow University. His career was with The Coca-Cola Company, first in London and then internationally, living predominantly in Japan and the US. He went on to become CFO and EVP of the company. Since retirement he continues to pursue a variety of business interests both in the UK and the US.

Chair of Trustees, James is also an elder at Crown Court Church of Scotland. He has a keen interest in cycling and golf as well as keeping track of family in different parts of the world.

Kevin Lynch

Vice Chair

Kevin Lynch grew up in Lanarkshire. He attended university in London and worked for the civil service where he trained as an accountant. Since leaving the civil service in 2011 he has worked for a number of large London based housing associations, focusing primarily on long-term financial planning.

He enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking and cycling.

Kevin Lynch

Vice Chair

Kevin Lynch grew up in Lanarkshire. He attended university in London and worked for the civil service where he trained as an accountant. Since leaving the civil service in 2011 he has worked for a number of large London based housing associations, focusing primarily on long-term financial planning.

He enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking and cycling.

Stuart Steele

Vice President

Stuart Steele is a second generation Scot, born in London. After service in the Royal Artillery he qualified as a doctor from Cambridge University and The Middlesex Hospital Medical School. Now retired, Stuart was a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist who worked at a number of hospitals including Middlesex Hospital and UCLH.

He is a Vice President and former Chair of the Welfare committee. Stuart is also an elder at St Columba’s Church of Scotland, a supporter of the Scottish rugby team and a member of the National Trust for Scotland.

David Guild

Trustee

David Guild was born and educated in Glasgow. He arrived in London in 1981 and soon became a stockbroker, and a Member of the Stock Exchange in the late 1980s. He played rugby at London Scottish for many years and served on the Club’s Executive Committee in the 1990s.

He advised on and managed ScotsCare’s investments for almost 20 years before accepting an invitation to become a Trustee in late 2012, and was appointed Chairman in January 2013. He stepped down in January 2018 but continues as a Trustee. David was appointed Chairman of the Caledonian Club in May 2015, retiring from this role in May 2018.

David Guild

Trustee

David Guild was born and educated in Glasgow. He arrived in London in 1981 and soon became a stockbroker, and a Member of the Stock Exchange in the late 1980s. He played rugby at London Scottish for many years and served on the Club’s Executive Committee in the 1990s.

He advised on and managed ScotsCare’s investments for almost 20 years before accepting an invitation to become a Trustee in late 2012, and was appointed Chairman in January 2013. He stepped down in January 2018 but continues as a Trustee. David was appointed Chairman of the Caledonian Club in May 2015, retiring from this role in May 2018.

Stuart Steele

Vice President

Stuart Steele is a second generation Scot, born in London. After service in the Royal Artillery he qualified as a doctor from Cambridge University and The Middlesex Hospital Medical School. Now retired, Stuart was a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist who worked at a number of hospitals including Middlesex Hospital and UCLH.

He is a Vice President and former Chair of the Welfare committee. Stuart is also an elder at St Columba’s Church of Scotland, a supporter of the Scottish rugby team and a member of the National Trust for Scotland.

Reverend Angus MacLeod

Honorary Chaplain

Reverend Angus MacLeod is Minister of St Columba’s Church of Scotland. His family roots are on the Isle of Skye and in Durham.

Angus studied at St Andrews University before travelling and working in the US, London, Milan and Romania. As a Trustee, he is an Honorary Chaplain. Angus is married with one daughter, and is a sports enthusiast and lover of the sea and the hills. His great grandfather was the first minister of St Columba’s.

Reverend Angus MacLeod

Honorary Chaplain

Reverend Angus MacLeod is Minister of St Columba’s Church of Scotland. His family roots are on the Isle of Skye and in Durham.

Angus studied at St Andrews University before travelling and working in the US, London, Milan and Romania. As a Trustee, he is an Honorary Chaplain. Angus is married with one daughter, and is a sports enthusiast and lover of the sea and the hills. His great grandfather was the first minister of St Columba’s.

Peter Scott

Vice President and Chair of the Welfare Sub-Committee

Peter Scott born in Dundee and lived in Ayrshire, moving in his early teenage years to London where his father was minister of Crown Court Church of Scotland. He attended Stevenston High School and then Highgate School. He studied St Andrews University, then travelled throughout Europe in the package tour business before attending the College of law and qualifying as a solicitor. Peter continues to practice as a private client solicitor, specialising in estate planning for wealthy individuals which has led him into the field of philanthropy and the charity sector.

He is a Vice President and Chair of the Welfare committee, and holds several trusteeships and directorships, ranging from a Devon ice cream company to a banana plantation in St Lucia. Peter and his wife Katharine have been married for 43 years, and have six grandchildren.

Peter Scott

Vice President and Chair of the Welfare sub-committee

Peter Scott born in Dundee and lived in Ayrshire, moving in his early teenage years to London where his father was minister of Crown Court Church of Scotland. He attended Stevenston High School and then Highgate School. He studied St Andrews University, then travelled throughout Europe in the package tour business before attending the College of law and qualifying as a solicitor. Peter continues to practice as a private client solicitor, specialising in estate planning for wealthy individuals which has led him into the field of philanthropy and the charity sector.

He is a Vice President and Chair of the Welfare committee, and holds several trusteeships and directorships, ranging from a Devon ice cream company to a banana plantation in St Lucia. Peter and his wife Katharine have been married for 43years, and have six grandchildren.

Joyce Harvie

Trustee

Joyce Harvie was born in Bellshill and brought up in East Kilbride, Scotland. She studied Community Education at Jordanhill Education College, now part of Strathclyde University. She arrived in London via Northampton in 1984. Shortly afterwards she contacted Scotscare for support in securing accommodation and was signposted to the United Women’s Housing Association. With a MSc in Social Research from Guildford University, the majority of her professional career has been working with children and young people in the public sector.

In 2013 she was awarded the Freedom of the City of London. Throughout her professional career Joyce has always volunteered in charities before becoming a volunteer with ScotsCare in 2005 and trustee in 2010.

Joyce Harvie

Trustee

Joyce Harvie was born in Bellshill and brought up in East Kilbride, Scotland. She studied Community Education at Jordanhill Education College, now part of Strathclyde University. She arrived in London via Northampton in 1984. Shortly afterwards she contacted Scotscare for support in securing accommodation and was signposted to the United Women’s Housing Association. With a MSc in Social Research from Guildford University, the majority of her professional career has been working with children and young people in the public sector.

In 2013 she was awarded the Freedom of the City of London. Throughout her professional career Joyce has always volunteered in charities before becoming a volunteer with ScotsCare in 2005 and trustee in 2010.

Elaine Close

Trustee

Elaine was brought up in St Andrews and attended the High School of Dundee. After graduating from the University of Aberdeen, she relocated to London, initially working at the BBC and Royal Festival Hall in music administration before moving into Human Resources. Elaine then spent the next 20 plus years in various HR roles at both European and US financial services firms. She is now a freelance HR consultant.

Outside of work, Elaine volunteers as a career coach with charities supporting disadvantaged adults and teenagers, is an Elder at Crown Court Church of Scotland, loves choral singing and enjoys travel and the arts.

Elaine Close

Elaine Close

Trustee

Elaine was brought up in St Andrews and attended the High School of Dundee. After graduating from the University of Aberdeen, she relocated to London, initially working at the BBC and Royal Festival Hall in music administration before moving into Human Resources. Elaine then spent the next 20 plus years in various HR roles at both European and US financial services firms. She is now a freelance HR consultant.

Outside of work, Elaine volunteers as a career coach with charities supporting disadvantaged adults and teenagers, is an Elder at Crown Court Church of Scotland, loves choral singing and enjoys travel and the arts.

Danny Tsang

Honorary Solicitor

Danny was born in Paisley and, except for about four years of his early life, grew up in Glasgow where he attended St Aloysius’ College before going on to read Law at Dundee University Following graduation, he moved to London where he qualified as a solicitor. With more than 25 years in the legal profession he is currently a partner at Simmons & Simmons where he heads up the firm’s pensions practice. He spends most of his spare time helping a number of other charities, including the Chinese Welfare Trust, which he helped to set up in 2008.

Whenever he has any spare time, Danny enjoys travelling and all types of sport, although in recent years more as a spectator.

Danny Tsang

Trustee

Danny was born in Paisley and, except for about four years of his early life, grew up in Glasgow where he attended St Aloysius’ College before going on to read Law at Dundee University Following graduation, he moved to London where he qualified as a solicitor. With more than 25 years in the legla profession he is currently a partner at Simmons & Simmons where he heads up the firm’s pensions practice. He spends most of his spare time helping a number of other charities, including the Chinese Welfare Trust, which he helped to set up in 2008.

Whenever he has any spare time, Danny enjoys travelling and all types of sport, although in recent years more as a spectator.

Callum McCahon

Co-Chair of Communications Sub Committee

Callum McCahon is Strategy Director at the social media agency Born Social. In his role he oversees the direction of social strategy across the client base. He also holds a degree in Philosophy & Politics from the University of East Anglia.

Callum is passionate about all areas of digital and technology, and is focused on helping ScotsCare make the most of these opportunities. He is an avid football fan and loves to cook.

Callum McCahon

Co-Chair of Communications Sub Committee

Callum McCahon is Strategy Director at the social media agency Born Social. In his role he oversees the direction of social strategy across the client base. He also holds a degree in Philosophy & Politics from the University of East Anglia.

Callum is passionate about all areas of digital and technology, and is focused on helping ScotsCare make the most of these opportunities. He is an avid football fan and loves to cook.

Frances Oram
Trustee

Frances was born and educated in York before studying French and History at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked in the civil service since graduating, in a range of policy and strategy roles, including on justice, constitutional, health and social care issues.

Outside of work she keeps busy with three children, and enjoys travel, reading, seeing friends and family and keeping active.

Frances Oram

Trustee

Frances was born and educated in York before studying French and History at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked in the civil service since graduating, in a range of policy and strategy roles, including on justice, constitutional, health and social care issues.

Outside of work she keeps busy with three children, and enjoys travel, reading, seeing friends and family and keeping active.

David-McMurtiei

David McMurtrie

Co-Chair of Communications Sub Committee

David grew up in Ayr and graduated from the University of Edinburgh. He moved to London to work for Scottish Television and has subsequently spent his career working in advertising, media and technology. In 2007 David joined Google, where he is responsible for relationships with UK News Publishers.

David brings his extensive media expertise to the Communications Sub-committee. Away from work, David is a season ticket holder at Harlequins and enjoys watching Scotland whenever he has the opportunity. He loves travelling and trekking and was a keen marathon runner until injury forced him to stop.

David-McMurtrie

David McMurtrie

Co-Chair of Communications Sub Committee

David grew up in Ayr and graduated from the University of Edinburgh. He moved to London to work for Scottish Television and has subsequently spent his career working in advertising, media and technology. In 2007 David joined Google, where he is responsible for relationships with UK News Publishers.

David brings his extensive media expertise to the Communications Sub-committee. Away from work, David is a season ticket holder at Harlequins and enjoys watching Scotland whenever he has the opportunity. He loves travelling and trekking and was a keen marathon runner until injury forced him to stop.

Colin Somerville
Treasurer and Chair of Audit Sub Committee

Colin Somerville was born in Edinburgh and educated at Edinburgh Academy and Aberdeen University. He then trained as a Chartered Accountant with Thomson McLintock & Co before moving to London in 1985. Prior to his retirement, he spent more than thirty years with N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, in a variety of Finance-related roles.

Colin is an elder at Crown Court Church of Scotland where he is also Treasurer. His other interests include choral singing and hill-walking, particularly in the Scottish Highlands.

Billy Gilmore

Billy Gilmore

Chair of the Investments Sub Committee

Billy grew up in north Ayrshire and graduated from the University of Strathclyde in Accountancy and Economics. Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1987 he has worked for a number of leading companies in the asset management industry, specifically in the field of private equity. Billy lives in Falkirk and has been a frequent visitor to London on business for over three decades. At ScotsCare he serves on the Investment and Welfare Committees.

Billy is a passionate supporter of Falkirk FC and a cricket enthusiast. He enjoys spending time with his family, walking his two Australian Labradoodles, cycling and travelling.

Billy Gilmore

Billy Gilmore

Chair of the Investments Sub Committee

Billy grew up in north Ayrshire and graduated from the University of Strathclyde in Accountancy and Economics. Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1987 he has worked for a number of leading companies in the asset management industry, specifically in the field of private equity. Billy lives in Falkirk and has been a frequent visitor to London on business for over three decades. At ScotsCare he serves on the Investment and Welfare Committees.

Billy is a passionate supporter of Falkirk FC and a cricket enthusiast. He enjoys spending time with his family, walking his two Australian Labradoodles, cycling and travelling.

Callum Ross
Trustee

Callum was born and raised in Angus, in the North East of Scotland. He is currently a senior leader in a social work charity, bringing skills within mental health, community development and research to his role as trustee. He started his career as a police constable in the Met, leaving after a few years for Canada to take advantage of dual citizenship, and work for the Canadian Mental Health Association in Alberta.

Now settled in London, alongside his full-time role, Callum is a partner with the consultancy firm Habitus Collective, who support the NHS and charities with planning and impact evaluation. In his free time Callum enjoys day hikes, musicals and running Parkrun with his dog on a Saturday morning.

Callum Ross

Colin Somerville

Trustee

Colin Somerville was born in Edinburgh and educated at Edinburgh Academy and Aberdeen University. He then trained as a Chartered Accountant with Thomson McLintock & Co before moving to London in 1985. Prior to his retirement, he spent more than thirty years with N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, in a variety of Finance-related roles.

Colin is an elder at Crown Court Church of Scotland where he is also Treasurer. His other interests include choral singing and hill-walking, particularly in the Scottish Highlands.

Callum Ross

Trustee

Callum was born and raised in Angus, in the North East of Scotland. He is currently a senior leader in a social work charity, bringing skills within mental health, community development and research to his role as trustee. He started his career as a police constable in the Met, leaving after a few years for Canada to take advantage of dual citizenship, and work for the Canadian Mental Health Association in Alberta.

Now settled in London, alongside his full-time role, Callum is a partner with the consultancy firm Habitus Collective, who support the NHS and charities with planning and impact evaluation. In his free time Callum enjoys day hikes, musicals and running Parkrun with his dog on a Saturday morning.

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