Developing the Young Workforce: annual report 2014-15

The first annual report on Scotland's youth employment strategy, setting out progress in year one of implementing the seven-year programme.

Annex E

Developing The Young Workforce – Membership Of Groups

Programme Board

The programme board sets the overall strategy and looks at how the programme links in with other strategic and policy developments. It provides expertise and advice to drive implementation.


  • Aileen McKechnie - Chair (Scottish Government, Director of Advanced Learning and Science)
  • Linda McKay (ex-Principal, Forth Valley College; Wood Commissioner)
  • Christine Pollock (ex-Director of Education North Lanarkshire, Wood Commissioner)
  • Sylvia Halkerston (Former HR Director, Macphie of Glenbervie; Scottish Funding Council/Skills Development Scotland Joint Skills Committee; Wood Commissioner)
  • Fiona Robertson (Scottish Government, Director of Learning)
  • Mhairi Harrington (Principal, West Lothian College)
  • Terry Lanagan (Director of Education West Dunbartonshire, Curriculum for Excellence Management. Board)
  • Carol Henry ( HR Director, Arnold Clark)
  • Paul McKelvie OBE (Board member Skills Development Scotland l)
  • Ken Milroy (Chair, North East Scotland College)
  • Mike Callaghan ( CoSLA)

The National Advisory Group

The National Advisory Group is designed to provide formal expression of the guiding coalition that supports the DYW programme: through its members it will be able to promote the associated vision to stakeholders across Scotland.


  • Roseanna Cunningham Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training;
  • Councillor Stephanie Primrose, CoSLA (joint retained chair)
  • Sir Ian Wood
  • Brian Johnstone (Regional College Chair, Dumfries & Galloway)
  • John Fyffe (President, Association of Directors of Education in Scotland)
  • Iain Ellis (Chair, National Parents' Forum Scotland)
  • Larry Flanagan (EIS General Secretary)
  • Grahame Smith (STUC General Secretary, Wood Commissioner)
  • Ben McKendrick (Chief Executive, Scottish Youth Parliament)
  • Polly Purvis (Executive Director ScotlandIS: trade body for ICT industry in Scotland)
  • Morna Simpson (founder of Girl Geek Scotland, Managing Director of FlockEdu)
  • Annag Maclean (Headteacher, Castlebay High)
  • Elma Murray (SOLACE representative)


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