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Directorate Leadership Team

Graeme Brown

Graeme Brown

Director

Graeme took up the post of Director of Shelter Scotland in July 2008. Prior to this he was Director of Communications, Policy and Campaigns for Shelter UK. Before joining Shelter, Graeme was an independent consultant at the Home Office, the Rough Sleepers Unit at the Department of the Environment, the Social Exclusion Unit in the Cabinet Office and a number of NGOs (non-governmental organisations).

Alison Watson

Alison Watson

Deputy Director

Alison is responsible for the leadership and development of our services across Scotland and also leads on volunteering and involvement. She has worked in the health and social care field for 30 years, mostly in the Third Sector, but has also worked in local authorities and within the NHS. Prior to joining Shelter Scotland, Alison worked in the mental health field, where she played a leading role in the development of several innovative services, as well as making a major contribution to pioneering the involvement of service users in the design, delivery and management of services.

Gordon MacRae

Gordon MacRae

Assistant Director (Communications and Policy)

Gordon's worked in politics and public affairs since 1999. He spent five years as the Head of Communications and Policy in Shelter Scotland, before moving on to the Humanist Society Scotland as as Chief Executive in 2015 . Gordon returned to Shelter Scotland in 2019 to head up our campaigning and policy functions as we undertake a new phase of work to secure public and political support to stop homelessness, tackle the housing crisis and ensure everyone is able to access a safe home.

George Drennan-Lang

George Drennan-Lang

Assistant Director (Business Development)

George Drennan-Lang joined Shelter Scotland in November 2014, to head up the Business Development team. His key responsibilities are delivering a programme of sustainable business development, co-ordinating the development of services as well as managing our training team. George leads on the provision of management information which includes monitoring performance, risk and financial reporting. Previously George worked for Carr Gomm, where he latterly led on developing tenders and funding bids for social care services and community development projects, which means he brings an innovative approach to developing services and a strong emphasis on measuring the impact of our work.