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.

David Guild

Chairman

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.

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 43years, 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.

James Grieve

Chair of the Investments Committee

James Grieve started his career in his native Glasgow with the Royal Bank of Scotland, leading to the Bank’s investment management operation in Edinburgh dealing with international stock markets. After several other appointments he moved to London and the ‘merchant bank’ Hill Samuel to manage private clients and pension funds, and then to Refuge Assurance as Head of UK Equities managing unit trusts and the company’s insurance funds.

James first became involved in the charity sector through his directorship at what is now the Royal Caledonian Education Trust, where he co-managed the school’s investment portfolio for approximately 20 years before becoming involved with ScotsCare’s investments. He is Chair of the Investments committee. He enjoys golf, and fly fishing in Russia, Alaska and Cuba. In retirement he maintains his interest in stock markets and world affairs.

Wylie White

Vice President

Wylie White was born in Renfrew but moved to Glasgow at an early age. He was educated at Hutchesons’ Boys Grammar School, then served in the Royal Marines mainly in the Middle East, and went to pursue a career in insurance, and was awarded the title ‘Chartered Insurer’ by the industry.

A long-serving Trustee who is a Past Chairman and now Vice President, he is a member of a number of Scottish societies and associations which bring together Scots in London, such as The Caledonian Club and The Caledonian Society. Wylie is married with two daughters and five grandchildren. He is a Deacon of the United Reformed Church, and enjoys swimming, walking and gardening.

Wylie White

Vice President

Wylie White was born in Renfrew but moved to Glasgow at an early age. He was educated at Hutchesons’ Boys Grammar School, then served in the Royal Marines mainly in the Middle East, and went to pursue a career in insurance, and was awarded the title ‘Chartered Insurer’ by the industry.

A long-serving Trustee who is a Past Chairman and now Vice President, he is a member of a number of Scottish societies and associations which bring together Scots in London, such as The Caledonian Club and The Caledonian Society. Wylie is married with two daughters and five grandchildren. He is a Deacon of the United Reformed Church, and enjoys swimming, walking and gardening.

Brian Griffin

Trustee

Brian Griffin was born in Bothwell Lanarkshire and attended St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow. He graduated from Strathclyde University and studied Business at Glasgow University. Brian’s career was in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, starting in Ayrshire at ICI Nobel’s Explosives and then at HQ in London. The final part of his career was as an HR Director with AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals in London.

He is Chair of the HR committee. He is married with two children and four grandchildren. His interests include his Rotary Club, charity fundraising, travel and playing golf.

Brian Griffin

Trustee

Brian Griffin was born in Bothwell Lanarkshire and attended St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow. He graduated from Strathclyde University and studied Business at Glasgow University. Brian’s career was in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, starting in Ayrshire at ICI Nobel’s Explosives and then at HQ in London. The final part of his career was as an HR Director with AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals in London.

He is Chair of the HR committee. He is married with two children and four grandchildren. His interests include his Rotary Club, charity fundraising, travel and playing golf.

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.

Callum McCahon

Trustee

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

Trustee

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.

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 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.

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.

Kevin Lynch

Trustee

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

Trustee

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.

Andrew Christie

Chair of the Nominations sub-committee

Andrew Christie left Aberdeen to study Classics at the University of Oxford. After training to be a teacher at the University of Cambridge, he taught Latin, Ancient Greek and Classical Civilisation at Norwich School and Rugby School before moving to Streatham & Clapham High School as Assistant Head Master (Co-Curricular & Partnerships), where he oversees music, drama, sport and enrichment activities as well as developing partnerships with local schools to improve social mobility.
 
He is also a governor at Christ Church, Streatham, CofE Primary School and a ‘vicar’s husband’ to an Anglican priest. With any remaining time, he is trying to learn Finnish.

Andrew Christie

Trustee

Andrew Christie left Aberdeen to study Classics at the University of Oxford. After training to be a teacher at the University of Cambridge, he taught Latin, Ancient Greek and Classical Civilisation at Norwich School and Rugby School before moving to Streatham & Clapham High School as Assistant Head Master (Co-Curricular & Partnerships), where he oversees music, drama, sport and enrichment activities as well as developing partnerships with local schools to improve social mobility.
 
He is also a governor at Christ Church, Streatham, CofE Primary School and a ‘vicar’s husband’ to an Anglican priest. With any remaining time, he is trying to learn Finnish.

George Gillon MBE

Ambassador

George Gillon, born in Aberdeen – a son of the manse – initially studied architecture in Dundee before becoming a chartered surveyor – firstly in Glasgow – then for 40 years as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a real estate specialist in the City of London with Richard Ellis and Drivers Jonas. For over 20 years he held a number of senior positions as a Member of the City of London Government, ultimately elected as Chief Commoner in 2013.

George is a Freeman of the Cities of Glasgow and London. He was elected Sheriff of London in 2008-2009. A former Chairman of the Caledonian Club, he is now Senior Vice President.

George has two daughters and two grand-daughters and lives in Highgate. He is a lifelong fly-fisher and enjoys travel – particularly in Italy and France.
He was appointed MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List in recognition of his voluntary service to the City of London and to the Scottish Community in London.

George Gillon MBE

Ambassador

George Gillon, born in Aberdeen – a son of the manse – initially studied architecture in Dundee before becoming a chartered surveyor – firstly in Glasgow – then for 40 years as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a real estate specialist in the City of London with Richard Ellis and Drivers Jonas. For over 20 years he held a number of senior positions as a Member of the City of London Government, ultimately elected as Chief Commoner in 2013.

George is a Freeman of the Cities of Glasgow and London. He was elected Sheriff of London in 2008-2009. A former Chairman of the Caledonian Club, he is now Senior Vice President.

George has two daughters and two grand-daughters and lives in Highgate. He is a lifelong fly-fisher and enjoys travel – particularly in Italy and France.
He was appointed MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List in recognition of his voluntary service to the City of London and to the Scottish Community in London.

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.

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.

David McMurtrie

Trustee

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

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