I started out my working life in the sport/ health promotion and education sector, working as an Active Schools Coordinator for Sportscotland. During my time in this role I got my first introduction to the world of events with involvement in a range of school and community based projects. On conclusion of this role, I had the opportunity to work as a Volunteer Coordinator on the International Children’s Games staged across North & South Lanarkshire during the summer of 2011.
I then moved out to Vancouver, Canada where I worked for an events company specialising in mass participation cycling and running events. In the position of Volunteer Manager I had the opportunity to plan and deliver multiple events staged across a number of provinces. The highlight of my time here was involvement with the RBC GranFondo Banff, which was the first mass participation cycling event to be staged inside the boundaries of the Rocky Mountains National Park.
I then returned to Glasgow in 2013 to take up the position of Games Workforce Planning Manager for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. My position here involved the planning of venue workforce spaces before transitioning into my games time role as Workforce Manager at Hampden Park overseeing the Athletics and Closing Ceremony.
From here I moved into my current role as Events Management Lecturer at Glasgow Clyde College where I enjoy using my previous industry experience to teach the next generation of events professionals. I have also been lucky enough to continuing working on events and have enjoyed employment over the past few years with The Kiltwalk, TEDx Youth Glasgow, Glasgow 2018 European Championships, NFL London Games and the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
I’m passionate about events and specifically the life learning opportunities and skills that can be gained from an increased involvement. I look forward to continuing the work of getting the students of Glasgow Clyde College ‘Future Ready’ through increased links with industry and exposure to relevant work experience opportunities.