Crew’s Strategic Priorities
- Knowledge – keeping staff and volunteers up-to-date with trends, evidence and best practice, and also generating our own evidence through grassroots intelligence.
- Inclusiveness – widening access to our services and the diversity of our staff and volunteer team, and including more people who access Crew services in service development.
- Fundraising – innovating and identifying new sources of income to sustain and develop Crew services.
- Staffing – maintaining existing posts whilst developing and funding the roles of volunteer co-ordinator and fundraiser.
- Communications and digital – maintaining and improving our online resources and developing a strong social media presence.
Our Board of Directors, who are also Trustees
Malcolm Bruce, Chair of the Board of Directors graduated in Medicine, Aberdeen 1980, MRCPsych London 1984 and PhD Institute of Psychiatry 1989. He has further experience in Oxford prior to getting a Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist post from 1994 to 2014, working in a Community Drug and Alcohol Problem Service in Edinburgh. In addition, since 1995, he’s worked with doctors with Addiction and Psychiatric problems, appointed by the GMC as an associate providing assessment and supervision of doctors who have undertakings on their registration, and is now a trainer for new associates.
Malcolm has been an active BMA trade association member and was Deputy Chair, then Chair, of NHS Lothian Local Negotiating Committee from 2004 to 2014. He remains in active practice as a Medical Member of the Mental Health Tribunal Service of Scotland and carries out short locum posts in locations around the central belt in Scotland. Since retiring from his full time NHS Consultant Post he has taken up sailing on the West Coast of Scotland which is a new pleasure for him.
David Murdie joined Crew’s board in September 2019. He works as a private client solicitor and is a former banker and business analyst. David is interested in exploring creative fundraising ideas as well as ensuring good governance. David lives in Edinburgh with his wife and enjoys an active lifestyle. Between football, golf, mountain biking and running, he does just enough to justify over indulging on his home cooking. Passionate about volunteering, David is a legal adviser at the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and a supervising solicitor at the University of Edinburgh’s free legal advice clinic.
Richard graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1996 with a Bachelor of Accountancy and was elected as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 2011. He has worked as the Finance Director for a number of Scottish media businesses.
In 2020 Richard founded his own digital news business Tickir, which aims to make news more relevant and accessible to those under 30 by publishing articles directly onto Social Media. He also acts as a finance and business consultant for business within the creative sector in Scotland. He has two sons and enjoys spending his spare time watching them play various sports
Join Crew as a member. Crew membership is open to any individual person who supports our aims and values. More details of who can apply can be found on the application form. Being a member means that you can take part in any votes at our Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Download the 2020 Membership form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org.