MacKay Hannah

Children and Young People's Mental Health in Scotland: Delivering joined-up prevention, intervention and whole community support


Andy Maciver

Director, Message Matters

With nearly 15 years in communications in banking and politics, Andy’s areas of expertise are corporate positioning, reputation management, strategic campaigns and writing.

He also has a background in branding and corporate ID renewal and is a regular contributor to political discussion on TV and radio.

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Martin Dorchester

Chief Executive, Includem

Martin Dorchester became Chief Executive of Includem in March 2018.

Previously Martin was the CEO of the David MacBrayne Group where he operated as Managing Director of both Argyll Ferries Ltd and Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac Ferries Ltd)

His notable achievements included securing the £1billion, 8-year contract to operate Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services, and the £1billion, 35-year-contract to operate Marchwood Military Port in Southampton, through Solent Gateway Ltd, a joint venture with GBA Holdings Ltd.

In a career spanning 30 years Martin has operated nationally and internationally with organisations covering logistics, technology and finance. As CEO of Dixon's B2B operation Martin built up the largest Apple reseller business in the UK as well as developing a £100m public sector business. Martin was part of the team that brought the 5 radio authorities together to create Ofcom and worked with the London Borough of Hackney on developing its infrastructure for the 2012 Olympics. Martin is also a keen lecturer and academic and has written a number of papers covering areas as diverse as CSR and Emotional Intelligence in Management Development.

Martin is a non-executive director with Traveline UK and the Sailors' Orphan Society of Scotland. He is a supporter of Social and Community Business and chairs Firstport Ltd, a start-up funding organisation for social enterprises.

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Jonathan Wood

Scotland National Manager, Place2Be

Jonathan Wood has worked in the voluntary sector for more than 30 years, with 20 of those as a psychotherapist/art therapist. He has also managed counselling based projects for those 20 years. He has an MSC in Psychological Counselling, a PG Diploma in Art Therapy, a Diploma in Transpersonal Psychology and is two thirds through an MBA. He is registered as an art therapist with the Health Professions Council and has worked in the fields of homelessness, drug addiction, learning disability, mental health and children and families - just over half his working life has been spent in London, with the rest in Edinburgh. For the last four years Jonathan has led Place2Be’s service in Scotland, seeing the organisation double its reach in that time. 


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Tommy Stevenson

Senior Manager Child and Adolescent Mental Health, North Ayrshire Health and Social Care partnership


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Alison Motion, Grounds for Learning,
Delegate at Raising Young Scots Conference, November 2017

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