As a national organisation, JCI Scotland oversees the activities of the five local JCI organisations in the country. Members can choose a local organisation to join, but by becoming a JCI member you gain access to any JCI training and events hosted by other local organisations. Join one, and you join them all.
All JCI members have the opportunity to hold local, national and international leadership positions, elected each year, within the organisation. A board of directors made up of members and led by an elected local president, runs each local organisation. The JCI Scotland National President and Board support the five local organisations in Scotland.
At the highest-level JCI is run by the international board of directors led by an elected World President. Each national organisation is assigned one of the seventeen JCI Vice Presidents who is their spokesperson in the global organisation and provides support and guidance to the national board.
JCI Scotland Board of Directors
The JCI Scotland National Board is responsible for representing and supporting all local organisation members in Scotland, driving national projects and activities, and strategically planning for the long-term future. Each board director is a member of a JCI Scotland local organisation and brings their own area of expertise and experience to the national board.
With a background in financial services, Amanda recently set up her own company, Taylor Nisbet to provide business support for social and environmental organisations.
Her main reasons for joining JCI were to expand her network and focus on personal development, which has always been important. Amanda currently lives in Glasgow and enjoys international travel, arts and crafts.
Danielle originally studied criminology at university in Canada, but after moving to Scotland in 2009 she has since taken up a career in events management and is now managing a department at the Aberdeen University Student’s Association.
She joined JCI Aberdeen in 2011 to meet new people in her area and has stayed involved to make a positive impact locally and nationally as well as work on her own personal development.
Katy studied Environmental Science before moving to Scotland and building up a successful career in the third sector working for a number of local and national charities. Her experience covers a range of fundraising disciplines alongside communications, PR, event management and strategic development. Since joining JCI Edinburgh in 2014, Katy has been involved in public speaking, developing communications and organising the Scottish National Conference. In her spare time, Katy is a keen advocate for mental health awareness, as well as her ever-growing passion for gin.
Chris is an experienced and self-motivated professional with over 15 years of experience delivering outstanding performance in various service delivery and change management roles. He really enjoys working collaboratively to provide exceptional customer service and delivery through personal development and pro-actively leading and coaching teams.
His two favourite things are travel and running. When Chris is not working or traveling you can catch him (honestly you can, I’m not fast) training for his next half marathon, or even full as he has his 2nd Edinburgh Marathon planned for 2017!
Lauren Murray lives in East Kilbride and is the owner of a recruitment agency, Murray Recruitment Ltd. Lauren is very passionate about helping people and her own personal development, which was her main reasons for joining JCI Glasgow. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends, especially her son Aaron.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a first class honours degree in Finance, Alastair joined Gillespie & Anderson in 2003. After completing his professional training, he was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 2006 going on to become a partner in Gillespie & Anderson in 2010.
Benefiting from the varied training environment within the firm, Alastair has experience in working with many businesses of differing size and nature. His areas of expertise include audit, general accountancy, personal and business tax for a wide range of businesses.