Alliance Leadership Team Biographies

Alex Davidson (Chair)

Associate, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Alex is an Associate at Healthcare Improvement Scotland; previously an Associate with the Joint Improvement Team following a career in community development and social work management in Lanarkshire and Glasgow. Alex is also currently Independent Chair of Perth and Kinross, East Ayrshire and Argyll and Bute Adult Support and Protection Committees and Chair of Promoting a more inclusive society (PAMIS).

Shona MacGregor

Depute Alliance Manager, Future Pathways

Shona joined Future Pathways in November 2017 as Practice Learning Facilitator, and is now the Depute Alliance Manager. Shona is a qualified social worker with 27 years’ experience in social care and social work, whose background also includes managing services for adults with disabilities. Most recently Shona completed a secondment to Social Work Scotland with a lead role in supporting the successful rollout of Self -Directed Support.

Stephen Finlayson

Head of Innovation and Improvement, Penumbra

Penumbra oversees the Research and Information work of Future Pathways.

Stephen works for Penumbra as Head of Innovation and Improvement. Penumbra is a leading provider of mental health services in Scotland. Prior to joining Penumbra in 2019, Stephen worked for Thistle Foundation for 21 years in a wide variety of practice, quality improvement, research, learning and development and senior leadership roles. Stephen is also a facilitator on the Leading Others course for managers in social care services.

Julie Cameron

Head of Programmes, Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation hosts Future Pathways’ Communications and Engagement team.

Julie supports the team through her experience of managing various mental health-related projects since she joined the Mental Health Foundation in 2012. Prior to joining MHF, Julie has 12 years’ experience working for the NHS as a health promotion officer, the voluntary sector as a mental health advocate and private sector as a health improvement consultant and researcher.

Wendy Bates

Chief Executive, Health in Mind

Wendy supports the Future Pathways Manager, and is a member of the Future Pathways Leadership team.

Dr Lisa Reynolds

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership

Dr Reynolds is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

Jamie MacDougall

Scottish Government

Nadine Milne

Scottish Government

Jackie Foster

Scottish Government

Survivor representatives

The Future Pathways Leadership Team also includes three survivor representatives, who experienced many years in the Scottish care system. One member was chosen through a recruitment and selection process in summer 2016 when Future Pathways was first established, with a further two members recruited through a selection process in July 2017.