SYHA aims to encourage everyone to experience the culture and landscape on offer in Scotland. Safe and affordable accommodation is critical in enabling people from Scotland and across the globe to visit this beautiful country.
I split my week between the care of my 3 year old young son and data science in rural society research. The latter gives me a deep understanding of IT and data opportunities: particularly how we can use new technology to work more efficiently. I love taking my son on adventures, we often use the hostel network in city centre and remote locations. It’s a privilege to be introducing the next generation to hostelling.
I have worked across the public, private and academic sectors. A PhD in geoscience taught me exceptional attention to detail and enables me to find the crux of an issue. Working across sectors and disciplines has made me a strong mediator, which I use to find common ground between opposing views.
As a current SYHA trustee, I am working hard to find a replacement for our CEO, Keith Legge. I am looking forward to completing this process over the next few months, and with your vote, developing a new strategic plan with Keith’s successor. I want to continue as an SYHA trustee to encourage greater responsible participation in the outdoors and ensure a healthy network of hostels for future generations of adventure. I will help achieve this by representing young families and promoting efficient working methods.