Our Board of Directors provides the strategic direction for Edinburgh Leisure and ensures that we maintain the highest level of standards and performance, meeting at least six times per year.
The Edinburgh Leisure board consists of:
- Scott Haldane (Chair) - Scott was appointed as Chair of the Edinburgh Leisure Board in January 2021, taking over from David Milne, who stepped down after two terms (six years). Scott has served on the board since March 2012. He has gained extensive experience in Finance over many years as a Director of Finance with organisations in both the private and public sectors, particularly within the NHS. He is currently Director of Finance at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to this he was the Strategy & Business Development Director (Scotland) for ATOS IT Services (UK) Ltd. and was previously the Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive at NHS National Services Scotland.
- Jackie Moran (Vice-Chair) - Jackie Moran was appointed as Vice-Chair of the Edinburgh Leisure Board in January 2021. She has served on the board since 2014 and chairs the Edinburgh Leisure Audit and Risk Committee. Jackie has spent much of her career in financial services, retiring recently from Standard Life where she was an Operations Director. She has a breadth of experience in customer service, operations and risk management. In addition to her operational role, Jackie sponsored an employee network established to drive gender diversity. She continues to be a strong advocate in this area. Jackie graduated from Edinburgh University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Business Studies and subsequently completed a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
- Colin Mumford - Colin Mumford is a Consultant Neurologist in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. He previously held the position of Clinical Director for neurology and neurosurgery and has worked at the Queen Margaret Hospital Dunfermline, the Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy and St John's Hospital Livingston, as well as in Edinburgh. He is an honorary senior lecturer in Neurology at the University of Edinburgh. Colin was a member of the Joint Committee for Higher Medical Training and the Speciality Advisory Committee for postgraduate training in Neurology between 1992 –2003. He was Chair of the Edinburgh Department of Clinical Neurosciences Consultant Staff Committee between 2002 and 2010. He is an associate editor of the medical educational journal "Practical Neurology". Colin’s interests include hill walking, mountain biking, bridge and triathlon (for which he uses Edinburgh Leisure’s training facilities). He has also produced several professional and non-medical publications and is a speaker of nine languages.
- Colin McMillan (ClubSport Rep) - Colin was born in Edinburgh and attended George Heriots School before studying a BSc in Physiology at St Andrews and an MSc in Sport & Recreation Business Management at Edinburgh University. Colin is the Chairperson of ClubSport Edinburgh and is the representative voice for sports clubs on the Edinburgh Leisure board. Colin joined the Board in December 2016. He brings 13 years of academic, leisure and social enterprise industry experience having worked with Edinburgh Leisure, the City of Edinburgh Council and latterly as Business Support Adviser with Firstport. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity. Colin is married with two children who all enjoy being customers across a number of Edinburgh Leisure’s services. He plays cricket, football and running when his kids allow him the time!
- John Taylor - John has lived and studied in Edinburgh for many years having graduated from Edinburgh University with a MA(Hons). He has a commercial background gained from working in a retail environment. More recently he has specialised his career in Human Resources and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He joined Apple in 2007 and is currently Head of Talent, supporting the business across the UK and the Nordics. John joined the Edinburgh Leisure Board in May 2017. In his spare time, he has a keen interest in keeping fit by running, using our gym facilities, and playing squash. He lives with his wife in Edinburgh and they have a young daughter who is starting school this year.
Gavin Munn - a chartered surveyor for over 30 years is a founding director of Cordatus Real Estate, a niche commercial property investment management business operating across the UK. In addition to establishing two new property companies Gavin’s previous experience has spanned working for a property agency in London to property Fund Management in Edinburgh. The largest portion of his career has been spent working at one of the UK’s most successful development companies during which time he was responsible for developing over a million square feet of retail, office and leisure space predominantly in Scotland. Gavin has a Land Economy degree from Aberdeen University and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Investment Property Forum.”
Hal Osler - Hal is the Liberal Democrat Councillor for the Ward of Inverleith, first elected in 2017. With a background in market research, Hal has supported Third Sector organisations on various fundraising activities, including charities focusing on buildings and heritage. She has also worked within the Scottish commercial art scene. Being a Community Councillor for Stockbridge and Inverleith CC has enabled her to pursue long-standing interests in a range of local issues, including opportunities for young people, inclusion and support for older people, encouraging more participation in sports, and positive steps to improve mental health.
- Graeme Bruce - Graeme is an Application Specialist/Systems Analyst and has worked in both the public and private sector for nearly 30 years. He has previously worked for the Scottish Legal Aid Board, Cap Gemini and various Life Assurance companies. He attended school both here in Edinburgh and Vancouver, Canada. He gained a BSc in Computing from Napier University and qualified as a private pilot many years ago in his youth. He has been very keen to get involved in his local community and spent 8 years on the Balerno Children's Gala Committee including time as President on that committee. Graeme joined the Board following the local Council elections in May 2017. His interests include football, rugby, golf, skiing, squash, scuba diving and cycling, the latter of which he has participated in many charity cycle rides including Edinburgh to Paris via Hull/Zeebrugge (500 miles)and Edinburgh to Monte Carlo (1,300 miles), via Newcastle, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Montpellier and Nice, helping to raise money various local projects and a cancer charity.
- Denis Dixon - Born and raised in Irvine Ayrshire, Denis came to Edinburgh in 1969 to study Business, Marketing and Accountancy at Edinburgh College of Commerce; now Napier University. He then went on to work at White Horse Whisky Ltd in Glasgow and subsequently in the role of financial accountant at Amoco UK Ltd; an oil company in London. Denis returned to Scotland in 1982 and took up a career in marketing, communications and printing. In 1986, he set up his own marketing company, Creative Business Services, which he ran until 1994 when he was offered a role in marketing in Bergen, Norway, where he met his wife Pamela. On return to Scotland in 2000 Denis managed a Fine Art print distribution company until 2015. By then his political career had taken hold and since 2012 he has been a City of Edinburgh Councillor for the Sighthill/Gorgie ward. He is currently Convener of the South West Locality and Lead Councillor on Income Maximisation.
- Lee Ann Panglea - Lee Ann is Head of the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Lee Ann’s role involves leading a team and working closely with an engaged volunteer network across Scotland and NI to encourage influencers in the world of work to value people and development as key to better work and working lives. With over 20 years’ commercial experience across the consumer, retail and professional services sectors throughout the UK, Lee Ann brings significant personal experience of the world of work to her current role and believes passionately in the importance of people and development, and employee voice. Lee Ann is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and after several years working in England, returned to Scotland in 2004. She now lives in Edinburgh with her husband and two children.
- Gosia (Malgorzata) Paterson - Gosia spent over 10 years, working in Marketing and Communications roles for companies such as L’Oréal and Unilever. Five years ago, she joined Sainsbury’s Bank specializing in Marketing Technology and leading a number of transformational projects delivering improvement in customer engagement by the use of data science and analytics. Additionally, Gosia is actively engaged in driving the Bank’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy and sustainability agenda. Gosia graduated from Edinburgh Napier University (BA in Business Management) and Wroclaw University of Economics (MA in International Relations). She lives in Edinburgh and is a keen swimmer.
- John Evans - John was born into a family of sports fanatics and nothing has changed! John admits to mediocrity (at best) in many sports ranging from football and rugby through to squash, golf and sailing. He is rugby referee and coach and team manager for an Under 18s team in North Edinburgh.John’s work CV includes marketing, HR, Corporate Services and CEO roles across a range of sectors and industries. John currently works with South of Scotland Enterprise with whom he is the Director of Transformation and Development and has a strong focus on wellbeing and mental health matters.John is also a board member and trustee of The Leith Trust and Leith Community Fund and the lead for ‘Leith Gives’. John was a founder of sports charity ‘Hearts and Balls’. John lives in Leith and has two sons.
- Rachel Ducker - Rachel has been the Director of Finance and ICT at Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland since March 2020. She has previously managed the capital budget in the Estates department at the University of Edinburgh and before that was the financial accountant for Macmillan Cancer Support. She brings financial experience in the private, public and not for profit sector as well as experience in managing large property portfolios, both at Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland and Edinburgh University. Originally from near Bristol, studied in Southampton and qualified as a Chartered accountant in London, Rachel moved to Edinburgh in 2015 with her husband to embrace a more active lifestyle (and be closer to the UK’s ski slopes). She has a passion for trail running, skiing, cycling and heading off for adventures in her campervan with her husband, young daughter and dog in tow.
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