The GalGael Team

  • Gehan MacLeod - Programme Director & Board Member

    Gehan MacLeod

    Programme Director & Board Member

    Gehan co-founded GalGael back in 1997. As Programme Director Gehan has overall responsibility for all that GalGael does.

  • Hellen Hollywood - Office Manager

    Helen Hollywood

    Office Manager

    Whether you phone us, e mail us, walk in off the street it'll probably be Helen that you meet.

  • Alasdair

    Alasdair Watson

    Workshop Supervisor

    Alasdair started with GalGael in March of 2013. As Workshop Supervisor he is responsible for all that happens in the GalGael workshops. Alasdair comes from a background in building and has spent many years working in Alaska.

  • Kirsty - Finance Officer

    Kirsty Kyle

    Finance Officer

    Kirsty keeps us honest by making sure that the books balance. 

  • Alan Torrance - Workshop Steward & Board Member

    Alan Torrance

    Workshop Steward & Board Member

    Alan has been around GalGael from the very beginning. He works the shop floor, looking after the delivery of Journey On with particular responsibility for slab timber production.

  • Nori Anderson - Workshop Steward

    Nori Anderson

    Workshop Steward

    Nori works on the shop floor and takes particular responsibility for our range of craft product and GalGael commissions. 

  • Ben Duffin - Lead Boat Builder

    Ben Duffin

    Lead Boat Builder

    As Lead Boat Builder Ben oversees all of GalGael's community boat building projects. Ben also heads up the Voyaging Society which makes sure that we get participants and volunteers out on the water both in Glasgow and beyond.

  • Margaret Anne Gaghagan

    Journey On Coordinator

    Maggie Anne joined GalGael early in 2013 and coordinates our Journey On programme.

  • Seumas MacKinnon

    Barmaddy Project Officer

  • Colin Ferguson

    Barmaddy Outreach & Develoment Officer

  • Mike McCarron

    Mike McCarron

    Chair of the Board

    Mike brings experience of a variety of communities and services seeking to create a society less prone to mental health, addictions and imprisonment problems by supporting people to realise their strengths.

  • Mhairi Hearle

    Board Member

    Mhairi is an independent consultant and business adviser. She spent 20 years working for Oxfam UK. For ten of those she was Director of Oxfam Scotland.

  • Alastair McIntosh

    Alastair McIntosh

    Board Member

    Alastair McIntosh is an Isle of Lewis-raised writer, broadcaster and campaigning academic best known for his work on land reform on Eigg. 

  • Penny Cousins

    Penny Cousins

    Board Member

    Penny is our current Treasurer and chairs our Finance Sub-Group. She is the former Chief Executive of the Millennium Forest for Scotland and was awarded an OBE for her work on the development and delivery of this initiative.

  • Alan Edmonds

    Alan Edmonds

    Board Member

    Alan was born, educated and served a toolmaking apprenticeship in Dundee.  In 2007, Alan retired from his role as Operations Manager for Jabil Circuit in Ayr including supporting the start-up of a new factory in Ukraine.

  • Wendy Reid

    Wendy Reid

    Board Member

    Wendy joined the Development Trusts Association Scotland, the support organisation for a fastest growing network of community enterprise practitioners, in 2004. She was a board member of Capital Credit Union for 9 years.

  • Ronnie Renton

    Ronnie Renton

    Board Member

    Deputy Head Master of St Aloysius' College until August 2008 and Convener of Education Committee of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies. Ronnie chairs our Barmaddy Steering Group.

  • Moyna McGlynn

    Moyna McGlynn

    Board Member

    Moyna is minister for Govan and Linthouse Parish Churches and is also an Honorary Lecturer for the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow.

  • Stuart McMahon

    Board Member

    Business Readiness Manager for British Airways Aircraft Maintenance in Glasgow. Stuart is a chartered mechanical engineer with 25 years experience of engineering and operations management.


GalGael holds fast to our community roots, having been founded by members of the community in the mid-90s.