Brian, whose background is in financial services, hospitality and retail, has for over a year been Chair of Age Scotland Enterprises, the Charity’s social enterprise arm. He joined the Charity as Chief Executive in July 2012.
He has also been involved in strategic business development for Young Enterprise Scotland, charged with leading the promotion and expansion of enterprise into mainstream education. Brian’s financial experience included over a year as Head of Business Development with Capital Credit Union, Britain’s fifth largest not-for-profit cooperative.
He is married with four children, active both as a participant (golf and squash) and a spectator in a variety of sports and in early 2011 was appointed by the Scottish Government as a member of the Edinburgh Children's Panel.
Keith Robson is the Director of Charity Services (Deputy Chief Executive) with responsibilities including; the Age Scotland Helpline and Information & Advice Services, Community Development, Fundraising and Policy & Communications.
A Community Education graduate Keith has twenty-years experience working in the third sector having worked in education, health and housing. Previously Keith was the National Official (Scotland) for the Association of Teachers and Lecturers. Keith has served as a school governor, on boards of voluntary groups and on the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council.
Keith currently serves as a Councillor for City of Edinburgh Council, acting as the City’s Play Champion and serving on the Education, Children & Families and Governance, Risk & Best Value Committees. He also sits on behalf of the council on the Board of Edinburgh World Heritage Trust.
Keith is married with a young son, is a keen cook, a reluctant runner and an armchair Hearts fan.
Logan’s career has been primarily in underwriting, sales and marketing roles within the Financial services sector and was appointed to the role of General Manager within Age Scotland Enterprises, (as it is now known), in June 2008.
He believes Enterprises delivers a first class service and offers a great range of products and services which are in demand but his biggest frustration is that so few people in Scotland know that Enterprises exists so getting the message out is his top priority. His ambition is to expand the face to face provision to others parts of Scotland and is willingly to explore partnerships to achieve this.
Logan is professionally qualified and is an Associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He is married to Christine and has two children.
Logan hails from Aberdeen but after a career of working around the UK he has finally settled in Auchterarder in rural Perthshire. His interests are mainly ornithological and specifically his long term study of raptors as part of a Scotland wide network of raptor fieldworkers.
Elaine Smurthwaite is Head of Resources, with responsibility for IT, Corporate Services, and HR .
Elaine’s background is firmly rooted in Financial Services and corporate business. Working for the traditional Edinburgh Finance Houses such as Standard Life, Scottish Mutual and Scottish Widows. Elaine was a pension expert before commencing her CIPD qualifications and holding the dual posts of HR Manager and Project Manager at Scottish Widows, responsible for the integration with Lloyds TSB. On leaving Scottish Widows, Elaine took up a newly initiated HR post at the University of Edinburgh.
Elaine originally joined Age Concern in 2009 for 3 months to support the merger between Age Concern and Help the Aged. Since that date, she has worked on many projects for the Charity, both HR-related and otherwise, before taking on the permanent role of HR Manager in 2011.
Married with two grown up daughters and three granddaughters, Elaine enjoys a variety of interests which include, sailing, horse riding, tennis, and actually anything that involves being outdoors. In addition she is a great supporter of Heart of Midlothian FC and the Scottish Rugby Team.