Mentoring Programme - About

As a member of ACOSVO, you can gain access to a network of experienced mentors. Not a member yet? Join here.

ACOSVO has volunteer mentors available throughout central Scotland who have a range of skills and experience to help you to reflect on your work and your leadership role. You will gain new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities as a leader of your organisation.

Below you can see a selection of some of our ACOSVO mentors:


Susan Millar
Social Enterprise Manager
Community Development Trust
Also self-employed Consultant.
People manager & mediator, recruitment, performance management & organisational development, strategic & operational leader with budgetary responsibility
Philippa Bonella
Head of Communications & Education
Third Sector Organisation
Recently self-employed strategic consultant
Strategic, policy and change management, Branding and communications, conflict & staff management.
Thom McLoughlin
Divisional Commander - Forth Valley
Police Scotland
Operations Management, Strategic Leadership, People Management, Change and Project Management, Budgetary Controls
James Wells
Chief Executive
EMMS International
Organisational Development, Strategic Leadership, Operational Management and Resilience Planning
Beverley Francis
Head of Unit
Scottish Government
Also self-employed consultant.
Strategic and Change Management Planning, Leadership, Quality Improvement, Fundraising, Strong influential political acuity, Board and stakeholder relationship building
James Toal
Retired Sales and Marketing Director
Commercial Manufacturing Company
Also Mentor with Princes Trust Enterprise and Sported.
High-level negotiator and people manager, strategic marketing and business planning, training and presentation skills
Willy Briody
Retired Chief Executive
Maryhill Housing Association
Personal development, leadership, governance, business planning and strategy
Roma Menlowe
Retired Deputy Director
Scottish Government
Leadership, organisational strategy and development, work/life balance
Rod Hunter
Retired Director
SHARE - the training organisation for housing associations
Providing support around governance and committee dynamics, particularly the relationship between the CEO and the committee or trustees
Judith Sischy OBE
Retired Chief Executive and Director of Education
Scottish Council of Independent Schools
Governance, strategy building, team working and relationships
Bob McDougall
Retired Chief Executive
Trust Housing Association
Change Management, Governance, Strategy and policy development, People Management, Asset Management, Finance and Business Development


Register as a mentee:   Application Form


We are always looking for mentors.  If you are interested in becoming an ACOSVO mentor get in touch with us.

If you have any questions about the ACOSVO Mentoring Programme, or becoming a mentor or mentee please contact Phili Wetton 0131 510 8940.