Robertson to chair Avenue Soccer Scotland – Each day Enterprise
Malcolm Robertson, Founding partner of Edinburgh-based strategic consulting firm Charlotte Street Partners, has been named as the new chairman of Street Soccer Scotland.
Founded in 2009 by David Duke, Street Soccer Scotland is a social enterprise and charity that uses the power of football to create positive change by providing purpose, opportunity and connection to adults and young people suffering from social exclusion
Robertson pictured is currently Chairman of the Scotland Advisory Board of UNICEF UK. He will bring more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience to the social enterprise that uses football-inspired training and personal development as a medium to empower people at risk of social exclusion and make positive changes in their lives.
He is joined on the board of Sabina Kadic-Mackenzie and Jamie McCallwho will be appointed in March. Both have worked in advisory roles for the charity for a number of years.
Ms. Kadic-Mackenzie is a seasoned communicator and third sector partner at Charlotte Street Partners and has worked with a number of charities including Shelter Scotland, Fresh Start, UNICEF UK, the Children’s Parliament, Sistema Scotland and the Scottish Youth Parliament. Mr. McCall is currently Vice President, Consumer Direct Marketing at Nike EMEA.
Mr. Robertson said, “Every conversation I have with David Duke is inspiring. In developing Street Soccer, he used his own personal experience and helped countless people to master and master often complex challenges.
“I am very proud to be part of Street Soccer at such an important time when the power of sport to change people’s lives for the better is needed more than ever.”
Mr. Duke said, “Since we started in 2009, our organization has benefited from the great support and expertise of volunteer trustees and board members.
“As we approach our 12th year of service, we are excited to have Malcolm as our chairman, and Sabina and Jamie to support our vision and growth, and to ensure we can support more people in our communities.
“They all bring a wealth of experience, skills and leadership qualities and I believe that with their partnership we will together accelerate the vision of street soccer.”