Trustees

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Kevin Lynch

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. After serving as a Trustee for many years, Kevin became the Chair in January of 2024.

Kevin Lynch

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. After serving as a Trustee for many years, Kevin became the Chair in January of 2024.

Jessica Cadzow-Collins

Trustee

Jessica Cadzow-Collins was born and raised in Scotland and educated at St George’s, Edinburgh. She is a member of the printing and publishing family, Collins, and upholds her family’s values of education, welfare and enterprise. She moved to London to study gemmology, qualifying as Fellow of the Gemmological Association (Gem-A), later serving as trustee and Chair of the Gem-A. She is an External Examiner at Birmingham City University and has over 30 years of experience in global luxury retail.

Jessica enjoys outdoor adventures including sailing, climbing, skiing, off road cycling and SCUBA, and is a keen field geologist. She is a Fellow of the Geological Society, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a Liveryman of the Clockmakers’ Company, and a member of St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street.

Jessica Cadzow-Collins

Trustee

Jessica Cadzow-Collins was born and raised in Scotland and educated at St George’s, Edinburgh. She is a member of the printing and publishing family, Collins, and upholds her family’s values of education, welfare and enterprise. She moved to London to study gemmology, qualifying as Fellow of the Gemmological Association (Gem-A), later serving as trustee and Chair of the Gem-A. She is an External Examiner at Birmingham City University and has over 30 years of experience in global luxury retail.

Jessica enjoys outdoor adventures including sailing, climbing, skiing, off road cycling and SCUBA, and is a keen field geologist. She is a Fellow of the Geological Society, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a Liveryman of the Clockmakers’ Company, and a member of St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street.

Sheryl Jermyn

Trustee

Sheryl Jermyn originally hails from the Scottish Borders. She read Law with German Legal Studies at the University of Glasgow and after qualifying as a solicitor with Scottish law firm Burness Paull, moved to London where she spent over five years as a Corporate / M&A lawyer with Magic Circle law firm, Slaughter and May before moving in-house to Barclays.

Sheryl is a senior corporate lawyer with over 14 years’ experience and is now General Counsel of Telecom Plus plc. She is currently studying for an MBA at the University of Edinburgh, is based in Barcelona, Spain and is married with two young children.

Sheryl is passionate about Diversity & Inclusion, ESG and social mobility and is proud to support ScotsCare in its vision that every Scot in London should have a home and the support they need to lead a happy and independent life. Sheryl joined as a Borderline Trustee in October 2020, prior to the merge with ScotsCare in April 2023.

Sheryl Jermyn

Trustee

Sheryl Jermyn hails from the Scottish Borders. She read Law with German Legal Studies at the University of Glasgow and after qualifying as a solicitor with Scottish law firm Burness Paull, moved to London where she spent over five years as a Corporate / M&A lawyer with Magic Circle law firm, Slaughter and May before moving in-house to Barclays.

Sheryl is a senior corporate lawyer with over 15 years’ experience and is now General Counsel of Telecom Plus plc. She is currently studying for an MBA at the University of Edinburgh, is based in Barcelona, Spain and is married with two young children.

Sheryl is passionate about Diversity & Inclusion, ESG and social mobility and is proud to support ScotsCare in its vision that every Scot in London should have a home and the support they need to lead a happy and independent life. Sheryl joined as a Borderline Trustee in October 2020, prior to the merge with ScotsCare in April 2023.

Reverend Scott M. Rennie MA BD STM FRSA

Honorary Chaplain

Scott Rennie was raised and educated in the city of Aberdeen, before undertaking postgraduate studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

A Church of Scotland Minister, Scott served at Brechin Cathedral in Angus and at Queen’s Cross Church in Aberdeen before taking up his current charge at Crown Court Church in Covent Garden. Scott also currently serves as Vice Chair of the General Trustees – the land and property holding arm of the Church of Scotland.

The Church of Scotland’s first openly gay minister, Scott was honoured as Stonewall’s Hero of the Year 2009.  He continues to be a champion for diversity and inclusion in Church and society. Away from work he loves family travelling adventures, many sports, and is a fanatical supporter of Aberdeen Football Club.

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Scott Rennie

Reverend Scott M. Rennie MA BD STM FRSA

Honorary Chaplain

Scott Rennie was raised and educated in the city of Aberdeen, before undertaking postgraduate studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

A Church of Scotland Minister, Scott served at Brechin Cathedral in Angus and at Queen’s Cross Church in Aberdeen before taking up his current charge at Crown Court Church in Covent Garden. Scott also currently serves as Vice Chair of the General Trustees – the land and property holding arm of the Church of Scotland.

The Church of Scotland’s first openly gay minister, Scott was honoured as Stonewall’s Hero of the Year 2009.  He continues to be a champion for diversity and inclusion in Church and society. Away from work he loves family travelling adventures, many sports, and is a fanatical supporter of Aberdeen Football Club.

Joyce Harvie

Chair of Welfare

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

Chair of Welfare

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.

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.

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 where she worked in music administration at the BBC and Royal Festival Hall before moving into Human Resources. Following over 20 years in a range of HR roles at both European and US financial services firms, Elaine is currently Head of HR at The Mission to Seafarers.

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 where she worked in music administration at the BBC and Royal Festival Hall before moving into Human Resources. Following over 20 years in a range of HR roles at both European and US financial services firms, Elaine is currently Head of HR at The Mission to Seafarers.

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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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David McMurtrie

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

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.

Richard Brown

Trustee

Richard Brown grew up in Kenya where he attended St Andrew’s Preparatory School, Turi prior to returning to the UK. He is an experienced banker turned corporate venture capital investor and chief financial officer with extensive experience gained in banking throughout the world. Before leaving banking in 2017 Richard led a number of innovative initiatives for Santander in addition to his responsibilities in Santander Global Markets. His previous positions include Co-Head, Strategic Transactions Group at Nomura Securities, Executive Director, Strategic Transactions Group at Lehman Brothers and Director of Global Structuring and Corporate Finance teams at Merrill Lynch.

Richard trained as a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse. He has a BA (Hons) in Linguistics and Philosophy from the University of East Anglia and has undertaken Executive Education at the London Business School.

Richard Brown

Trustee

Richard Brown grew up in Kenya where he attended St Andrew’s Preparatory School, Turi prior to returning to the UK. He is an experienced banker turned corporate venture capital investor and chief financial officer with extensive experience gained in banking throughout the world. Before leaving banking in 2017 Richard led a number of innovative initiatives for Santander in addition to his responsibilities in Santander Global Markets. His previous positions include Co-Head, Strategic Transactions Group at Nomura Securities, Executive Director, Strategic Transactions Group at Lehman Brothers and Director of Global Structuring and Corporate Finance teams at Merrill Lynch.

Richard trained as a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse. He has a BA (Hons) in Linguistics and Philosophy from the University of East Anglia and has undertaken Executive Education at the London Business School.

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.

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 was also the Treasurer for many years. 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 was also the Treasurer for many years. His other interests include choral singing and hill-walking, particularly in the Scottish Highlands.

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