Early on, Iain was convinced that mentoring relationships could be organised for every young person across the country and since 2007 this has been the MCR goal. Dedicating 7 years as a full-time volunteer, Iain continues to lead as Chairman and make a positive impact for young people on a national and international scale.
His ambition is that every young person who is disadvantaged, through no fault of their own, is given support to allow them to flourish and create a future determined by their potential and never their circumstances.
By supporting the country’s most disadvantaged young people, Iain’s work has been recognised by a number of awards including Glasgow’s St Mungo Medal, The Lifetime Achievement accolade in The Diversity Awards 2019, and when he was named as one of the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders worldwide by AACSB International. He was also presented with a UK Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister, IFT Foundation Reward and, in 2020, he won Director of the Year, for Glasgow & West of Scotland and Third Sector categories at the IoD Awards.
In recognition for services to industry, social enterprise and education, Iain was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Strathclyde University in 2013 and, in 2020, he became a Visiting Professor at the University. Iain is the spokesperson for MCR Pathways.