New Board Appointments at Social Investment Scotland

Social Investment Scotland is gearing up for continued growth with two new Board appointments.

SIS has appointed Susan Younger and John Watt to the Board. John has also been appointed chair of the Capital and Finance Committee.

A lawyer for 28 years, latterly as a Partner and Head of Banking for Morton Fraser LLP, Susan Younger is currently Executive Chair of Cairn Mhor Childcare Partnership Limited in Fife, operating 3 children’s residential homes.

John Watt is an experienced infrastructure and public sector advisor with a strong financial and commercial skill set. John runs a consultancy specialising in energy, infrastructure and transport projects. He is a board member of the Ethical Finance Hub, Zero Waste Scotland and Our Power Community Benefit Society, one of Social Investment Scotland’s key investments.

Social Investment Scotland’s Board, chaired by Professor Nick Kuenssberg, currently has eleven members, all from diverse backgrounds across the public, private and third sectors, brought together by a common passion for increasing social impacts across Scotland's communities. SIS is also supported by six patrons, appointed last year in recognition of their long-term support for SIS.

SIS chairman, Professor Nick Kuenssberg said: “Our Board at SIS has come a long way since we first expanded our recruitment in line with a new strategic vision. We now have a first-class mix of experienced professionals from a wide range of backgrounds who all bring different yet complementary skills to the table. Both Susan and John bring a wealth of experience from within their own professional service fields and also from their current socially-focused roles. I have no doubt they will add great value to our work here at SIS and I look forward to working alongside them.” 

Get to know our board here.