About the Board
The Board currently meets every 8 - 12 weeks to hear the reports on progress of our trainees and projects. We would welcome new members to the Board. If you have a keen interest in the work we are doing and have skills that you feel can support this, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for a membership application form and our code of conduct policy.
Presently, Moray Reach Out provides over 100 training places per week to approximately 50 individuals with varying degrees of learning disabilities in training and work placement experience across the 4 projects.
Chair: Lloyd Watt
Treasurer: Terry Murphy
Trustee: Alan McDonald
Trustee: Ann McAllister
Trustee: Alison Mair
Trustee: William Mair
Trustee: Karen McKilligan
Trustee: John Rose
Trustee: Timothy Eagle
Lloyd Watt has a professional qualification in Social Work, is registered with the Scottish Social Services Council and has worked as a Social Work Manager and in a number of senior frontline positions in Social Work. He has also ran a number of private businesses and helped develop a number of projects as alternatives to day services for people with disabilities.
Terry Murphy joined the Board in 2015/16. He is Treasurer. Terry is married with five children three boys and two girls. He has lived in the area for the last twenty five years. He enjoyed a long successful career in the Royal Air Force. On the subject of his background Terry states "During my service I travelled to many different locations and experienced several operational tours from Northern Ireland to Cyprus and Oman. I left the Royal Air Force and after a short time managing a local Medical Centre I secured employment with an Oilfield Services Company in Libya and within eighteen months I was promoted to General Manager and went on to double the company's business over the next two years. In 2004 I was headhunted to set up and run a new Oilfield Service Company in Tripoli. I quickly established the business and in a short time had won several lucrative contracts with local and International Oil Companies. The security situation was unstable after the war in 2011 and became too dangerous, with that in mind I returned home in early 2013. I am only to happy to join the board of Moray Out Reach and hope that my experience in business will be a valuable asset to the organisation." We are delighted to welcome him as a Director and Treasurer to our Board.
Alan McDonald joined the Board in June 2014. He has expertise in business and financial management and currently works for the Citizens Advice Bureau offering support and advice to a wide range of individuals and community groups.
Alison Mair joined the board late 2016. Her son attends Moray Reach Out Recycling, so she has a very close interest in the success of MRO ventures and the positive impact they have on daily life for the trainees who benefit from their endeavours. She firmly believes MRO hasand will continue to have a great influence in the lives of many adults with learning disabilities in the Moray area.
William Mair also joined the board late 2016, after 15 years as a fisherman and 20 years in the oil & gas industry. Through these epxeriences he thought he had seen all of the ups and downs working life can give people, however having a son with learning difficulties he has seen first-hand the fantastic sense of achievement that Moray Reach Out has, and continues to give adults with learning disabilities every day of their working lives.
Karen McKilligan was a civil servant for over 30 years and has held numerous voluntary positions past and present. She strongly supports what MRO achieves in empowering lives and making a positive difference to many individuals and families.
John Rose, worked as Operations Manager with Moray Reach Out Waste Watchers for 8 years before retiring in 2016. John has a social work background and firmly believes in the work that Moray Reach Out does.
Timothy Eagle has a background in agriculture running a small farm in Moray. He has a strong interest in the work of Moray Reach Out. He is currently a serving Councillor on the Moray Council.