Our current board members are listed below:
Alan McLaren, Chair
A partner within the Commercial Department of the solicitors, Lindsays, his wide range of clients making him a well known figure, an asset which he has brought to the Charity over the years. His interests are scuba diving, racket sports and music. Having played football, he is now content being a spectator.
Commercial Director and Head of Edinburgh at Argyle Consulting, he has extensive experience of the banking and wealth management industries, and a wide network of contacts across the professional, sporting and charitable sectors
His sporting interests include football, rugby, tennis, golf and cricket. Outside of sport, he enjoys listening to music, playing the piano and dining out.
A regulatory risk manager to trade, Iain is also a Co-Founder of the Scottish Bee Company, a social enterprise which aims to increase Scotland's honey bee population by bringing commercial scale to artisanal beekeeping enterprises. Now retired from a largely ornamental rugby career, Iain's sporting interests include cricket and skiing. A supporter of the Sportsman's Charity dinner of a number of years, he is delighted to be able to assist the charity.
Nick is the former Managing Director of Kingsdowne Consulting Ltd, a provider of independent liability and material damage surveys to the insurance market and health and safety management / consultancy to client organisations.
Nick has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry, working as a National Operational Manager for a major Insurer and for various Loss Adjusting companies and latterly in Risk Management.
At the weekends Nick can be found fishing, shooting or watching rugby.
Sandy Robertson, Finance Director
With a degree in Aeronautical Engineering Sandy joined Bank of Scotland where he was predominantly a business lender for 12 years. Nearly 20 years ago he setup One36 Computing Ltd a company which provides IT services to both personal and small business customers throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. He sold this business in December 2018 and now works with his wife Helen as a partner in her bookkeeping business.
Sandy is a keen skier and golfer. He is an overly enthusiastic member of Luffness New GC.
A Business Development Manager at Adam & Company, Bobby brings some youth to the Board. Six years into his career, he joined the Bank after graduating from the University of Aberdeen and is a former pupil of George Watson's College. Sporting interests include Rugby, Football and Skiing but most frequently can be found looking for his golf ball in the gorse bushes at Mortonhall Golf Club.
An experienced HR professional, currently working with the UK Astronomy and Technology Centre at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. Specialising in health and wellbeing, particularly mental health. Lizzie is also a co-owner of Vino Wines, who have supported and been a sponsor of the Sportsman’s Charity Dinner for a number of years.
Sporting interests include rugby, running and cycling. Outside of sport Lizzie enjoys music, films and spending time with her husband and children.
Moyra Diaz Limaco
Moyra is a Solicitor at Turcan Connell, where she began her career in 2016, after graduating from the University of Edinburgh, and hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the Board. She has been involved in organising various charity fundraisers (everything from charity hockey tournaments to dinners to sponsored cycles!). Sporting interests include running, skiing and (watching) tennis and rugby.
A University of Glasgow graduate and Scottish Solicitor, Tristan Johnston enjoys hill walking and rugby. Over the years, Tristan has played an active role in many charitable pursuits and is looking forward to bringing both his experience and his enthusiasm to the Charity.
Matthew is a Chartered Accountant currently working for a textile recycling company in the central belt. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2013 he joined Grant Thornton where he gained his CA qualification and was an audit manager. He is a keen follower of all things sport, specifically rugby and golf and more recently has been a keen participant in the summer touch rugby leagues.
Check back later.all events
We are delighted that long time friend of the Charity Dougie Donnelly has agreed to Chair our Euro 2021 virtual event on Friday 23rd April where he will take charge of our panel Shelley Kerr MBE, John Collins and Dave McPherson. Promises to be an excellent evening, hope you can make it.
We were delighted to hold our first virtual event on the eve of the Calcutta Cup (5th Feb) and are very grateful to our panel of Jim Hamilton, Alex King, Nathan Hines and Chris Paterson who were expertly herded by our Chairman Al Kellock.
If you were one of the large number who attended, thank you. If you weren't, stay in touch and we will let you know what our next event is going to be shortly.
The Directors of The Sportsman's Charity are very pleased to be able to announce that one of the UK's favourite comedians, Simon Evans has agreed to become our second ambassador.
We are delighted to announce that Chris Paterson MBE has been appointed as The Sportsman's Charity's first ambassador.
Photo galleries available for recent events :-
A very successful Sportsman’s Charity Dinner 2020 was held at Prestonfield on Friday 7th February 2020 on the eve of the Scotland v England Calcutta Cup match, the main sponsors being Carbon Financial Partners and Prestonfield House.
The dinner raised over £50,000. This allowed us to support both our featured charities, The Eve Appeal and Tom Smith Testamonial Fund along with many other charities.
For photos and more details of this event please look at the report in the Events section.