Profiles

Stewart McKinlay (Chair)

Stewart is the Skills Director at the NMIS Manufacturing Skills Academy. Previously working for the Engineering Academy at Strathclyde University supporting widening access, and with SEMTA, Stewart has a wealth of expertise in directly supporting employers to improve skills and productivity, including engineering Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships. His skills in partnership working and knowledge in engineering are of particular benefit to the group.

Mavis Amadi

Mavis Amadi is a chartered engineer, a STEM ambassador and a mentor to young women. She currently works as a Engineering Delivery Manager at Babcock International and was nominated as one of the top 50 female engineers in the UK in 2016.

Michael Divers

Michael is People Director with Sir Robert McAlpine, and has a wealth of business and HR experience.  Michael is passionate about building truly inclusive organisations where people policies and processes not only meet the needs of the business but meet the needs of everyone in the organisation.

Eileen Flanagan

Eileen is the Head of the Gender Equality Policy Team in the Scottish Government’s Equality Unit. She provides a national overview to the group on upcoming Government initiatives and policy areas which Equate Scotland should be involved in, as well as ensuring we are delivering against our funding bid.

Lynn Killick

Following an early career in the legal sector Lynn has spent 24 years working in the field of Human Rights and Equality and is a recognised EDI expert and Director of Leading Kind, Culture Consultants where she works with a range of clients to advance equality.

As part of the development of the Equality Act 2010 she was commissioned by the EHRC to draft the supporting non-statutory guidance and is currently leading a research programme to inform the development of refreshed equality regulations for one of the devolved governments in Great Britain.

Her research has informed inclusive recruitment approaches ranging from entry level positions across the NHS to Ministerial Appointments to the Boards of Public Bodies.

With an academic background in Informatics, she is interested in the use (or otherwise) of evidence to inform decision-making. Lynn’s work has led to large scale systemic change in employment practice leading to increased diversity, improved employer brand, and reduced costs in a range of workplace settings, as well as improvements in oversight and accountability that are driving forward action to address inequalities.

Anna Ritchie Allan

Anna Ritchie Allan is Executive Director of Close the Gap, Scotland’s expert policy advocacy organisation working on women’s labour market equality. She participates in a range of external policy working groups related to women and work, employer equality advisory groups, and is a member of the Ministerial working group on the gender pay gap. She is also chair of the board of Scottish Women’s Aid. Anna’s background is in research, labour rights, and violence against women.