NEWS: Jim McCormick is the Keynote Speaker for SMN's Members Event on 3rd of December
2 November 2020
We are absolutely delighted that Dr Jim McCormick will be giving the keynote address at our online Members Event on the 3rd of December! Dr McCormick has been working on addressing issues of poverty throughout his career and is one of the leading experts in this field in Scotland. He is the author of A Good Match: what works in child and youth mentoring and has newly been appointed as the Chief Executive of The Robertson Trust.
Previously he was Associate Director Scotland with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (2017-20), ran an independent research consultancy and was Director of the Scottish Council Foundation think-tank (2002-07).
He is Chair of the independent Disability and Carers Benefits Advisory Group reporting to the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and a member of the Scottish Government’s Social Renewal Advisory Board. He was Chair of the Edinburgh Poverty Commission (2018-20) and a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC, 2014-20) scrutinizing DWP regulations. He was also an Advisory Board member of Business in the Community Scotland.
In 2018 he was a travelling Churchill Fellow looking at the impact of mentoring programmes for children and young people facing disadvantage in the USA, Canada and New Zealand.
Interests include music, languages and Greenock Morton FC.