MCR Pathways is a SCIO regulated by OSCR,
Scottish Charity number SC045816
Introducing our leadership team, a diverse group of experts dedicated to fostering a positive work environment and ensuring long-term success for our young people. With their shared vision and leadership abilities, they enhance inclusivity, innovation, and collaboration across all departments, from Marketing and Digital to HR and Programme Development.
Central to the programme are our Pathways Coordinators, who support young people and mentors within school pastoral and guidance teams, nurturing strong relationships. They are supported by Mentor Services Coordinators, who skillfully source and match mentors with programme participants.
Together, our MCR team and mentors drive positive change, empowering young people to cultivate Motivation, Commitment, and Resilience, and unlock their full potential.
Lynne is an HR professional with over fifteen years’ experience working in the social housing sector. She is passionate about staff development and wellbeing, believing that people do their best work when they are truly supported. Lynne feels strongly that every young person deserves a safe place to call home. She is proud to be a Board Member of SAY Women, a charity that supports young women threatened with homelessness.
Maybe classed as mature in age but very young at heart, Pamela is our National Mentor Recruitment Manager. Pamela’s journey began at the young age of fifteen when she embarked on her career as a Product Machinist. As she grew, so did her ambition, leading her to become a Work Study Engineer. However, after twenty years in manufacturing, Pamela decided to pursue a new path driven by her passion for supporting others. This led her to the field of Employability, where she honed her skills and expertise. Today, she brings her invaluable experience and dedication to her role at MCR. Outside of work, Pamela loves being in the great outdoors.
Mandy has been involved with MCR since 2017, firstly as a mentor which inspired her to join the team shortly after. Having supported four young people to date in her mentoring journey, Mandy has a passion for ensuring care experienced young people are given a platform to flourish. In 2022, Mandy completed her postgraduate degree in Careers Guidance and Development following a 12 year span of working in advice, guidance, outreach and employability with students, young offenders, care experienced young people and their support groups.
Natalie is our Head of Schools East Region. Coming from a small town near Liverpool, Natalie joined MCR Pathways in January 2020 as a Pathways Coordinator at Lornshill Academy in Alloa, soon stepping up to become the Programme Manager for Edinburgh leading a team of 9 Pathways Coordinators. Natalie started in the Private Sector in Early Years education in England. Her own personal life experience is one of the factors that has contributed to Natalie being extremely passionate about supporting others to believe in themselves and leading teams to support young people to achieve their potential. Outwith work Natalie loves to spend time with her family and close friends as well as traveling to new places to experience other cultures.
Mike is our Head of Finance and joined the team in 2023. Mike holds a BA in Accounting and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has served as Chief Financial Officer/Finance Director to a variety of commercial businesses from family owned companies to a multi-national electronics group. Born in Montreal, Canada but raised in Central Scotland Mike has for the last 20 years lived in The Highlands Of Scotland with his family. He provided through his own company, accounting and advisory services, to businesses ranging from charities to medium sized private companies and also served as Non Executive director to NHS Highland and Firth Of Cromarty Port Authority. Mike‘s passions aside from his family and helping people as a Christian are Golf with a medium sized handicap and football for which he holds SFA Coaching qualifications and claims he once upon a time played semi-professional football.