Board – Cairn Mhor

Chairwoman – Susan Younger. A fully qualified lawyer who joined the company initially as a Director, then External Manager for a period before becoming Chief Executive.  With a very keen interest in how the Company can support all the children in its care to be all they can be and to leave us to go onto to have as fulfilling lives as is possible.

Chief Executive – Bob Bazley. With over 25 years’ experience as a COO, CIO and CTO in the Financial Sector working in Europe, North America and Asia, Bob has specialized in Operations and Information Technology for some of the largest financial firms in the world. He setup his own IT services company in 2011 which is how he became involved with Cairn Mhor providing IT support. It was at this time he discovered that the founder of Cairn Mhor used to look after him while he himself was a looked after child. This led to Bob becoming more involved in the Muirhead Outreach charity initially as a trustee but he is now the Chairman. Bob is a keen mountaineer and has completed several of the highest mountains on each of the continents as well as all of Europe. He served in the Royal Corps of Signals in the British Army at the beginning of his work career.  He is highly motivated and keen to make a difference in the support and care of each child within Cairn Mhor.

Director - Dorothy Markham.  Founder of the Company and was Chief Executive for over 13 years – extensive and long experience in Social work and set up Cairn Mhor particularly to provide a loving and nurturing environment for young people. Previous experience includes Lecturer, Counsellor, Tutor and Assistant Principal Officer for Children and Families for several Councils. Qualified Social Worker with considerable experience in both setting up and managing an individual counselling service and a wide range of social work services including services for children and families and the elderly.

Director and External Manager – Claire Robinson. Previous experience includes Local Authority Social Worker and Residential Social Worker with various management roles. Has a keen interest in ensuring staff are aware and up to date on best practice and provides training herself but also is in overall charge of planning the training programme for the Company and staff.

Director – Don McClymont. Brought up in Fife. Early career in electronics, moving to calibration and then quality system auditing.  Avid collector of qualifications, including post-grad Diploma in HR. Became interested in social work and childcare after meeting Dorothy. Provided admin services to Dorothy when she became self-employed. Joined Cairn Mhor as part of the admin and HR team. Whilst with Cairn Mhor obtained NEBOSH health and safety qualification. Now retired. Became a director in 2016.  Interests are languages, travel and music.

Accountant – Neil Paterson. Born and brought up in Leven, Neil trained with an international accounting firm in Edinburgh and then went on to be an audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Edinburgh, where he was in charge of large multi-national assignments. Neil joined Paterson Boyd & Co C.A. in 1989 as a partner in the Leven office and he now has client responsibilities in both Leven and Glenrothes. He attends all Board meetings and provides general advice on all matters financial to the Board. Away from the office Neil is interested in all sports and is a member of Lundin, Leven Thistle and Ladybank Golf Clubs.