Meet our Chair

  • Bob Cowie - Chair of the Board of Trustees

    Theresa Shearer

    Bob Cowie - Chair of the Board of Trustees

    Bob became a Trustee of ENABLE Scotland in 2011 and was appointed as the Chair of the Board of Trustees in 2015. Until 2013, he was the Chief Engineer for BT Openreach, which is part of the BT Group. In this role, he was responsible for the strategy and design of the network that connects homes and businesses in the UK – which involved setting the vision and strategy, defining the planning policies, making the business case and bringing forward innovative solutions.

    At Openreach, Bob was the Chair of the Diversity Forum and the Disability and Inclusion Champion.

    In his role as Chair, Bob utilises his extensive strategic planning and leadership skills to support his fellow Trustees, the CEO and Executive Team by ensuring that the organisation’s plans are always aligned with its vision, mission and objectives. Bob’s passion for innovation also helps to ensure that ENABLE Scotland remains responsive to the changing external environment, and able to continue working for an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

    Bob’s fellow Board of Trustee members are:

    • John Brady
    • Andrew Charters
    • Tony McElroy
    • Paul McMahon
    • Margaret Whoriskey
    • Chris Yiu
    • Kenneth Pinkerton
    • Martin Booth
    • Alan Meek
    • Charlie Newlands


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