The DYW Orkney Regional Group Board have appointed a new Chair and Vice-Chair.
At a recent board meeting, Andy Tennant was voted in as Chair, with Michael Gardens becoming Vice-Chair. Andy is the Store Manager of Tesco Kirkwall, while Michael is the Managing Director of Ortak as well as the current Chair of Creative Orkney.
They have replaced our former Chair, Edgar Balfour, and Vice-Chair Roy Brown. We would like to thank Edgar and Roy for their support of the DYW Orkney project while in these roles. Both remain on the board in order to represent their sectors.
The DYW Orkney Regional Group Board is made up of representatives of some of the key employment sectors in Orkney and they work together to identify and deliver the priorities for DYW Orkney. They have a particular focus on developing the right skills for Orkney's employment market, paying particular attention to the needs of emerging sectors.
To learn more about the DYW Orkney board, click here or read some of our board members' bios here.
Dave McCallum is a member of the DYW Regional Group Board and is Skills Development Scotland's Area Manager for Orkney, Moray and Shetland.
Natasha Stacey is the Administration Assistant for DYW Orkney. She reports to DYW Orkney’s Project Manager and the DYW Orkney Regional Group Board and supports them by co-ordinating meetings and events and dealing with administrative queries to ensure all aspects of the project are dealt with quickly.
As part of her job, she is also completing a Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration.
Andy Tennant is the Chair of the DYW Orkney Regional Group Board and is the Store Manager of Tesco Kirkwall.
Richard Darbyshire is a member of the DYW Orkney Regional Group Board and is the Regional Production Manager - Orkney for Scottish Sea Farms.
Glen McLellan is a member of the DYW Orkney Regional Group Board and is the General Manager (UK) for National Oilwell Varco.
Paul Gellately is a member of the DYW Orkney Regional Group Board and is the HR Manager for Serco Northlink Ferries.
Rachel Scarth, the Project Manager for DYW Orkney. She reports directly to the DYW Orkney Regional Group Board and oversees the delivery of the DYW programme in Orkney and manages the team to ensure that meaningful relationships are built between stakeholders, employers, education and young people to meet local and national strategic priorities.
Edgar Balfour is a member of the DYW Orkney Regional Group Board and is the Orkney Food and Drink and Orkney Crafts Project Manager.
Stephen Kemp is a member of the DYW Orkney Regional Group Board and is the Managing Director of Orkney Builders (Contractors) Ltd. and a Director of Orkney Distilling.