Success Stories: Mentor Ambassadors

Listen to the stories of our mentor ambassadors. Find out how MCR Pathways are supporting the nation’s young people.

Why Mentoring Matters

Positive Destinations

MCR transforms lives. In our most recent 2018 Impact Report, 86% of mentored leavers progressed to positive destinations (full-time employment, further education, or higher education) vs. 51% of care-experienced non-mentored leavers.

There’s amazing potential in our vulnerable young people, potential that’s often buried because of difficult life experiences. Mentors bridge talent with opportunity. By spending just one hour a week listening and being there for your young person you will empower them to unlock their potential.

Our Case Studies

Adele Bowman, Chief Operating Officer at Gateway Shared Services

Adele has been Chief Operating Officer at Gateway Shared Services since August 2017. She shares her mentoring story.

Dr Stephen Breslin, Chief Executive of Glasgow Science Centre

Stephen is the Chief Executive of Glasgow Science and an MCR Pathways Mentor. He shares his mentoring story.

Suzanne Burns, HR & Communications Director STV Group plc

Suzanne works for STV Group plc, a leading media company, in the corporate side of the business. It is a fascinating industry where she has the privilege of working with…

David Kaye, Partner at Harper Macleod

David Kaye has been Partner, specialising in Business Law and Franchising, at Harper Macleod LLP since 2009. Prior to his current role, he ran his own legal practice, Clairmonts, for…

Ken Lindsay, International Brand Ambassador for Chivas Brothers

Ken has worked in the scotch whisky industry for over 30 years, taking him to over 75 countries worldwide. He describes himself as ‘naturally gregarious’ with a passion for all…

Sharon McIntyre, Operations Director at Changeworks

Sharon is the Operations Director at Changeworks. She has also been mentoring with MCR Pathways since 2015 after being introduced to the programme through her organisation.  Sharon’s background is in…

Roslynn Mackay, Co-owner and Finance Director of Frame Group

Roslynn Mackay is Co-owner and Finance Director of Frame Group, one of Scotland’s leading creative marketing agencies. Frame represents a variety of high profile organisations and personalities, from UEFA to…

Diarmid McBride, Head Of People, Allied Vehicles Group

For more than 20 years, Diarmid has worked in Corporate HR leadership roles and developed expertise in areas such as performance, productivity and organisational culture. Most recently he has taken…

Scott McCroskie, CEO at Edrington

Scott is the CEO at Edrington and leads a global workforce numbering in the thousands. Scott has spent almost 25 years in the drinks industry in finance, sales and general…

Fiona Ross, Senior Communications Officer for Glasgow City Council

Fiona Ross is a Senior Communications Officer for Glasgow City Council – a job that she loves and where everyday is a fresh challenge! She’s worked in the Council for…

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