Scott Baird: Chair

Scott has a long history with Hockey, starting in 1976 when he played for Uddingston Hockey Club and still continues to do so.  He maintains his passion for Hockey on the International scene serving as a member of the European Hockey Federation Indoor Competitions Committee.

Scott is also a graduate of the UK Sport International Influencing programme, meaning he is well placed to advance Scottish Hockey’s influence in Europe and beyond.

Scott was appointed Chair of Scottish Hockey in February 2013.

 

 

Andrew Scoular: Director

Andrew has been involved in sports administration and development for the past 27 years and has led and implemented change in organisations such as Glasgow City Council and the Rugby Football Union.

Andrew has also played Hockey at international level more than 110 times for Scotland and has achieved the FIH (International Hockey Federation) Coaching Award as well as previously holding the post of Senior Women’s Coach.

 

Robin McLaren: Non-Executive Director

Robin has strong links with Scottish Hockey and recently led the Governance Review Short Life Working Group in 2012.

He is also the founder and Managing Director of a consultancy business advising on land policies and whose clients include Central Government Agencies, the UK Ministry of Defence and the United Nations amongst others.

Robin was previously President of Inverleith Hockey club for seven years and has varied interests including urban planning, leading volunteer groups and lion taming!

 

Angie Keith: Non-Executive Director

Angie has been involved in hockey since her school days and currently both plays and is a committee member for Aberdeen Bon Accord Hockey Club.

Angie’s specialism lies in her 24 years’ experience in IT and Project Management and she has worked in both the private and public sectors.  She is currently IT Manager for a law firm in Aberdeen and is leading Scottish Hockey’s transition to a new CRM system.

 

Cheryl Osbourne: Non-Executive Director

Cheryl is a qualified solicitor and currently serves on the Board of Partick Housing Association, where she has been Vice Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee.

Cheryl brings to Scottish Hockey experience of Governance, Policy setting and engaging with members.  She has previously been a committee member of Dundee Wanderers Hockey Club and has two grown up daughters who are keen hockey players.

 

Barbara Morgan: Non-Executive Director

Barbara has a strong international reputation as an official and has been a member of Kelburne Hockey Club since 1980.  She has previously served as President of the West Women’s District Committee and President of the West District Umpires Committee.

Barbara is currently graded as the highest-ranking Technical Official in Scotland by the FIH.  She has also served as judge for the Olympic qualifier in Beijing, the World Cup in Rosario, Argentina, a National Technical Official at the London Olympics, TO at Glasgow 2014 and Technical Delegate for the RABO EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam in 2017.  She serves on the Education committee (working group officials) of EHF and is an FIH Academy registered Educator for Officials.

 

Sophie Ashcroft

Sophie has built up a wealth of experience in communications and marketing, in both sport and business.  She has held previous roles with Tennis Scotland, Aegon, British Athletics and Glasgow 2014.  She is currently the Head of Media and PR for the UK Anti-Doping, the UK’s national anti-doping organisation.

Sophie owns her own business, Cluasa Communications, which provides bespoke PR and media operations for sports and events, with recent clients including the Rio Olympics, IAAF World Championships and the London Marathon.  Sophie also has a background in Scottish sport, both as a former Students Sports President and a former international hockey umpire.  Sophie is well positioned to lead the Commercial Group for Scottish Hockey and provide strategic support for our communications and marketing.

 

Rona Beattie

Rona Is Professor of Human Resource Development (HRD) at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her teaching and research interests include HRD, public service HRM and voluntary sector management.  She has published widely in these areas and is involved in international collaboration.

A former West District Women’s President, Rona has recently returned as an active (non-playing!) member of Hillhead Ladies.  Rona was a Clydesider at the Commonwealth Games Hockey competition, serving as a Field of Play Team Leader.  She volunteered at several recent International events at the GNHC.  With her extensive experience Rona, will lead on strategically supporting change management within Scottish Hockey.

 

Paul Geoghegan

Paul is a lawyer with Morton Fraser LLP and was recently been appointed as a Partner working out of the firm’s Glasgow office.  Whilst the majority of his work involves assisting public and private sector clients with a wide range of corporate law matters, Paul is also a key member of the firm’s sports law team and he regularly provides legal advice to Scottish sports clubs and governing bodies including Scottish Gymnastics.

Paul has been involved in hockey for a number of years now, both on the playing side (he is vice-captain of Alloa Hockey Club) and in his capacity as a member of Scottish Hockey’s legal taskforce.  He has chaired a number of appeal panels for Scottish Hockey and was a member of the working group which delivered the new discipline code

 

Maggie Waterston

Maggie worked with Carlsberg Tetley in Scotland for 11 years, starting as Company Accountant and becoming their Commercial Manager.  Following time as MD of a group of hotels and pubs, she changed sector to word in senior positions within the NHS and is currently a Director of Healthcare Improvement Scotland.  She has previous Non Executive Board experience with the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh.

Her association with hockey is through her son who currently plays in one of our age group squads.  Maggie will take a lead on financial matters, whilst we will also look to utilise her considerable commercial and health sector experience.

 

Lynsey Wilson

Lynsey is currently head of employment law at Virgin Money in Edinburgh.  She joined Virgin Money as their senior employment lawyer in 2013 from Brodies LLP.  During her time at Brodies she had several secondment opportunities including roles at Royal Bank of Scotland and Virgin Money.

She played a leading role in establishing the Virgin Money Foundation who have a focus on making a real and sustainable difference towards the generation of deprived areas.  Lynsey will take the lead on establishing the charitable arm of Scottish Hockey, while providing valuable support on Human Resources