SYHA Board Elections 2017

SYHA is grateful to all five candidates who participated, and to those members who cast their votes, in the recent Board Election which closed on Friday 28th April 2017. We received 470 eligible ballots, with 1115 votes cast.

The results of this election are detailed below, with Duncan Craig, William Thomson and Claire McCorquodale being appointed with effect from the Board Meeting in June 2017.

Margo Paterson
Company Secretary
8th May 2017

Trustees and Directors

The SYHA Board of Trustees and Directors is elected by SYHA Hostelling Scotland members or co-opted by the Board. The Board of Trustees and Directors is responsible for Governance rather than Management of SYHA. Governance focuses on the wider issues of the organisation, its vision, strategic direction, financial and resource sustainability to achieve its charitable objectives and monitoring the progress of the implementation. The day to day conduct of the strategic and operational executive management is delegated by the Board to the Chief Executive and the Senior Management Team.

The Board of Trustees and Directors elections are conducted annually prior to the Annual General meeting and published through all SYHA communication channels. Biographies and ballot forms for those nominated for Board election can be downloaded or sought from National Office.

Those interested in giving their time, skills and experience to take SYHA forward through the 21st century are encouraged to get in touch with the Company Secretary ( for further information and an informal discussion on the commitment involved in being a Trustee and Director of SYHA.

Current Board of Trustees and Directors
David Calder Chairman
Martin Ambrose Vice Chair, Convenor Audit and Risk Committee
Sally Mayer Vice-Chair & Convenor of Governance Nomination Committee
Michael Anderson Board Member
Duncan Craig Board Member
Paul Randall Board Member
Michael Spencer Board Member (co-opted)
Michael West Board Member
Senior Management
Keith Legge Chief Executive Officer
Margo Paterson Deputy Chief Executive
Sabine Mackenzie Head of Operations
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Articles of Association

SYHA Annual Report 2015-16   SYHA Annual Report 2014-15