Brian, whose previous background was in financial services, hospitality and retail, joined the Charity as Chief Executive in July 2012.
He has also been involved in strategic business development for Young Enterprise Scotland, and was Head of Business Development with Capital Credit Union, Britain’s fifth largest not-for-profit cooperative. Until recently he was also a member of the Scottish Children’s Hearing Panel.
Since joining Age Scotland he has overseen the expansion of the charities offering to enable and support older people to live healthier and happier lives. Along with pioneering work to support the Men’s Sheds and Walking Football movements, he was instrumental in developing a helpline for Scotland’s older people and a training suite recognising the challenges of our ageing society.
Looking to the future, Brian’s aspiration for the charity include expanding the work around helping people in the 50-60 age bracket plan for retirement, further develop work to better the health outcomes for older people and strengthen Age Scotland’s ability to tackle loneliness and isolation across Scotland.
He is married with four children, very active in a variety of sports and a qualified Barista!
Keith Robson is Charity Director (Deputy Chief Executive) with responsibilities including; the Age Scotland Helpline and Information & Advice Services, Community Development, Fundraising and Policy & Communications.
Keith has twenty-years experience 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, on the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council and as a local Councillor. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Management Institute and an Accredited Practitioner Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Keith is married with a young son, is a keen cook, a reluctant runner, a novice cyclist 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.