Our board

Alastair McKenzie (Chair)

Alastair is an independent consultant supporting Financial Services businesses with strategies for Risk, Compliance and Regulatory Change. He has worked in Financial Services for over 25 years, with more than 15 years in senior management positions within market leading Banking, Wealth Management, and Trustee and Depositary businesses. He brings expertise in strategies for Investments, Risk, and Regulatory Change. During his career he has managed the investments of a number of well-known Scottish Charities and Endowments, and is a Non Executive Director of the Centre for Contemporary Arts. Alastair is also a leader in promoting equality and diversity in the workplace, and devised and implemented a strategy that raised a major financial services provider from unrated to the top Scottish Employer in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.

Alan Keachie (Vice Chair)

Shona Benton

Shona has many years leading business transformations and has a passion for supporting organisations to achieve their strategic goals by introducing excellent governance and appropriate best practice methods of organisational and change management.

Work experience has included senior roles within sportscotland, NHS Scotland, a hospital group in Indonesia and the Commonwealth Games Federation, supporting the G2014 and GC2018 Commonwealth Games. One of Shona's aims in establishing her own consultancy was to have the flexibility to ‘give back’; to share her skills and knowledge from many years in strategy development and execution in ‘large’ organisations with social enterprises. As a relatively new resident of the west of Glasgow, Shona now considers this home and wishes to make a contribution to the Bureau's service to the local community.