Our Trustees are integral to the development and success of the programme. Our funders are helping to provide the essential resources to bridge the gap between potentials and futures.
MCR’s Board of Trustees set the strategic direction of the organisation and ensure we are focusing on the right things. Each member of the board brings a wealth of experience and wide-ranging skills, along with a passionate interest in overseeing the successful growth of the programme to help reach and engage more young people.
Anne has spent the last three decades working to improve the life chances of children, particularly the most vulnerable. From 2015 to 2021, she was Children’s Commissioner for England.
Iain’s career has taken him internationally in the transformation of 18 organisations and a trusted adviser to over 100 others. However, it was an experience in taking the leadership role of 3 failing residential care and schools’ organisations that created MCR Pathways.
Lord Jack McConnell was First Minister of Scotland between 2001 and 2007, and Scotland’s Minister for Education, Europe and External Affairs, and Minister for Finance previous to that. He served as UK Special Representative for Peacebuilding, 2008-2010, and joined the UK House of Lords in 2010, where he founded and Chairs the All-Party Group on the UN Global Goals.
Maureen is currently Executive Director of Education in Glasgow City Council. She has been in this role for 14 years and prior to that was one of Scotland’s HM Inspectors of Education. In her time at Glasgow City Council, the city set itself the ambition to be a Nurturing City. Outcomes for children and young people have been transformed. Exclusions have reduced by over 90% and attainment has notably increased.
Nick is one of the original trustees of MCR Pathways having been involved since its inception. Nick has spent the past 25 years working on a variety of business transformations including a group of companies offering care, education and fostering services for young people. In recent years much of his time has been spent raising funds both from public markets (AIM) and private investors.
We would like to thank our funders who play an essential role in the development and future of MCR Pathways. Through their support, we are able to continue to develop the programme and reach more young people as we grow across the country.
Each school, in which we operate, has a dedicated Pathways Coordinator supporting young people and their mentors every week. Our Programme Managers work closely with each coordinator, the schools and the local authority links, as well as local partners who help ensure the success of the programme. Meanwhile, our mentor services team provides volunteers with full training and support.
Young people are supported by the programme from P7/Year 6 transition through to leaving school and beyond. The team are continually developing partnerships with local colleges, universities, employers and enterprises to engage young people in experiencing and considering their post-school pathways.
Working behind the scenes are the operational teams who establish and nurture partnerships, build awareness of the programme, deliver and maintain all systems and provide platforms including our Mentor and Young Person hubs.