SCOTTISH HOCKEY - Key Persons


ALISTER SCOTT BAIRD - VP of Sales

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • SALES DIRECTOR

Andy Tennant

Job Titles:
  • Head of Performance

Angie Keith

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Scottish Hockey Board
  • Non - Executive Director
Angie has been involved in hockey since her school days and currently both plays and is a committee member for Aberdeen Bon Accord MBC Hockey Club. Angie's specialism lies in her nearly 30 years' experience in IT and Project Management and she has worked in both the private and public sectors. She is currently IT and Operations Manager for a law firm in Aberdeen and is leading the development of Scottish Hockey's central CORE system, incorporating club membership and competitions.

Barbara Morgan

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Scottish Hockey Board
  • Non - Executive Director
Barbara has a strong international reputation as an official and has been a member of Kelburne Hockey Club since 1980. She has previously served as President of the West Women's District Committee and President of the West District Umpires Committee. Barbara is currently graded as the highest-ranking Technical Official in Scotland by the FIH. She has also served as judge for the Olympic qualifier in Beijing, the World Cup in Rosario, Argentina, a National Technical Official at the London Olympics, TO at Glasgow 2014 and Technical Delegate for the RABO EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam in 2017. She serves on the Education committee (working group officials) of EHF and is an FIH Academy registered Educator for Officials.

Chris Anderson

Job Titles:
  • Regional Development Manager East Region

Colleen Reid

Job Titles:
  • Coach Education Development Manager

DAVID RICHARD SWEETMAN - CEO

Job Titles:
  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE
  • Director

David Sweetman - CEO

Job Titles:
  • CEO

Derek Forsyth

Job Titles:
  • Head Coach - Men 's Hockey Team

Dr Stephen Martin

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Scottish Hockey Board
Stephen Martin is a two time Olympic Medal Winner including an Olympic Gold Medal as part of the GB Hockey Team from the Seoul Olympics. Stephen represented GB at three Olympic Games and has 229 International caps. He has spent over 20 years working as a high performance sports administrator and business consultant. He has held a number of senior roles within the British Olympic Association including Deputy Chief Executive and TeamGB Deputy Chef de Mission. He currently runs his own coaching and performance business.

Emma High

Job Titles:
  • Competition and Event Manager ( Senior )
  • Job Title

George Thornton

Job Titles:
  • Job Title
  • Youth Competitions & Events Manager

Greenock Morton

Job Titles:
  • Coach

Jamie Carnegie

Job Titles:
  • Director of Hockey at St Andrews 's University
Jamie Carnegie is the Director of Hockey at St Andrews's University and is the Scottish Representative on the British Universities and Colleges Hockey Steering Group. Jamie has previous experience working for Scottish Golf in their performance department. He has helped St Andrews increase their youth coaching programme and their performance programme. Jamie has coached within our pathway in the Regional Performance Academy and was Scottish Hockey Coach of the year in 2015. He is currently the Midland District President and is an active player at St Andrews University and previously represented Grove Menzieshill domestically and at both the EHL and indoor European Competitions.

Jamie Frail

Job Titles:
  • Head

Jen Wilson

Job Titles:
  • Head Coach - Women 's Hockey Team

Justine Westwood

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Scottish Hockey Board
Justine is currently working in a Leadership role to deliver and implement the Scottish Governments' Health and Social Care Delivery Plan. Before this role she spent 12 years working for NHS 24 in senior roles for strategy, corporate planning and project Management. She previously worked for Britannic Asset Management in IT and E-business. A former Manager of the Scotland U16 Team, her three children are all active hockey players, with her youngest daughter currently a member of the Scottish Under 21 Programme.

Karin McKenny

Karin is an experienced learning and development professional, who has worked in the private, public and third sectors. This includes 12 years at NHS National Services Scotland (NSS). Here she implemented and managed a large network of learning centres across the country, and developed a strategic corporate induction and learning plan, delivering and commissioning a broad range of staff training and eLearning opportunities. In her current role at Children in Scotland she leads the learning and events service, which delivers 250 annual learning and membership events for the children's sector workforce. As the child of a ‘hockey marriage', it is no surprise that Karin has been involved in hockey for 30 years, as a player, captain, coach, umpire and fundraiser. She is a former winner of the Scottish Hockey Volunteer of the year award.

Katie Brown

Job Titles:
  • Regional Development Manager - West

Lloyd Sammeroff

Job Titles:
  • Senior Finance Officer

Lynsey Wilson

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Scottish Hockey Board

Mark Pain

Job Titles:
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  • Regional Development Manager ( North )

Michael McDougall

Job Titles:
  • Development Administrator

Paul Elliott

Job Titles:
  • Communications Manager

Paul Geoghegan

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Scottish Hockey Board
Paul is a lawyer with Morton Fraser LLP and was recently been appointed as a Partner working out of the firm's Glasgow office. Whilst the majority of his work involves assisting public and private sector clients with a wide range of corporate law matters, Paul is also a key member of the firm's sports law team and he regularly provides legal advice to Scottish sports clubs and governing bodies including Scottish Gymnastics. Paul has been involved in hockey for a number of years now, both on the playing side (he is vice-captain of Alloa Hockey Club) and in his capacity as a member of Scottish Hockey's legal taskforce. He has chaired a number of appeal panels for Scottish Hockey and was a member of the working group which delivered the new discipline code

Robin McLaren

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Scottish Hockey Board
Robin was previously President of Inverleith Hockey club for seven years and has varied interests including urban planning, leading volunteer groups and lion taming!

Sophie Ashcroft

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Scottish Hockey Board
Sophie has built up a wealth of experience in communications and marketing, in both sport and business. She has held previous roles with Tennis Scotland, Aegon, British Athletics and Glasgow 2014. She is currently the Head of Media and PR for the UK Anti-Doping, the UK's national anti-doping organisation. Sophie owns her own business, Cluasa Communications, which provides bespoke PR and media operations for sports and events, with recent clients including the Rio Olympics, IAAF World Championships and the London Marathon. Sophie also has a background in Scottish sport, both as a former Students Sports President and a former international hockey umpire. Sophie is well positioned to lead the Commercial Group for Scottish Hockey and provide strategic support for our communications and marketing.

Stewart Gilmour

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Scottish Hockey Board
Stewart is the former Managing Director of Gilmour Sports, driving Gilmour Sports to becoming one of the most respected Independent Sports Retailers in Scotland. Stewart was the Chairman of St Mirren football club for 18 years, leading a turn round of the club, returning the club to the Premier League, delivering a new Stadium, ensuring financial stability and establishing St Mirren as a club at the centre of their community. Earlier in his career Stewart has heavily involved in hockey including time as Captain of Kelburne, West District President, National Team Manager and as an International Selection Convenor. He also sits on the committee of Western Gailes Golf club.