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Goodmovers | 24 October 2014

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Ramsay Aitken

The Boys’ Brigade has appointed a new development worker to boost membership in the north of Scotland. Ramsay Aitken joins from Police Scotland where he was a police officer for 28 years. Based in Inverness he will also support volunteers and local groups. Aitken has two sons in the 1st Culloden Company, The Boys’ Brigade, the eldest who is working towards his Queen’s Badge; the organisation’s highest award. Bill Stevenson, director of The Boys’ Brigade Scotland, said he was delighted Aitken will support the growth of the organisation.

Geoff Leask

Business innovation charity Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) has appointed Geoff Leask as its new chief executive. Formerly head of entrepreneurship at the organisation, Leask replaces Stuart Miller, who retired earlier in the year. Since joining YES in 2013, Leask has helped develop the innovative Bridge 2 Business, a programme designed to enhance entrepreneurship activity across the further education sector. Previously he worked at thePrince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust for 14 years and progressed from working at a regional level, to taking a place on the senior management team and ultimately served as a director.

Di Steer

Drowning prevention charity the Royal Life Saving Society UK, has appointed Di Steer as its new chief executive officer. Steer previously worked for the organisation as corporate director and more recently acting chief executive. Steer, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said: “It is a privilege to head a society so rich in history and this is something we will continue to embrace and build on for the future.

Coalfields Regeneration Trust

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) has launched a team of Coalfield community ambassadors to act as the local face of the organisation in their home towns and villages. The first five are Jimmy Wheelan of Blantyre Soccer Academy, Ann Farrell of Oakley and Comrie Community Council, Sharon Shields of Benarty Community Forum, Stephen McCarron of Auchinleck Community Development Initiativeand Joanna Zawadzka, of Fife Migrants Forum. The CRT plans to appoint an Ambassador in each of the communities it serves.