Elma Murray Joins Young Scot Board

Elma Murray, the Chief Executive of North Ayrshire Council, has joined the Board of Young Scot, Scotland’s national youth information and citizenship charity.

Elma brings over 30 years’ experience in local government to the Young Scot Board. As a member of both the Wood Commission National Advisory Group and the Invest in Scotland’s Young Workforce Group, Elma has extensive experience in creating opportunities for young people.

Elma was appointed Chief Executive of North Ayrshire Council in 2009. Over the last seven years she has helped North Ayrshire Council become one of the top performing Council’s in the UK. With a wealth of experience in public sector service reform and information technology, Elma will help Young Scot to deliver its long term strategy to support young people to make meaning of their lives through informed decisions, and have access to and the ability to shape services, opportunities and decision-making.

Elma Murray, said,

“I am both delighted and honoured to be invited to join such a dynamic  organisation.

“Improving the lives of young people is something I am hugely passionate about and my appointment to the Board of Young Scot will allow me to help shape the future direction of youth services at a national level.

“There is no greater privilege for me than to see young people empowered and confident to take hold of all the wonderful opportunities available to them here in Scotland.  That is why I am excited to get involved with Young Scot and join their Board of like-minded individuals who share this same great determination to improve the lives of our country’s young people.”

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot, said,

“Elma is another strong addition to our Board and shares our ambitions to tackle inequality and make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up. With a background in successful public sector reform, technology and creating opportunities for young people we are all looking forward to working with her to improve the lives of young Scots across the country.