Includem Announces New Chief Executive

Includem, a specialist charity supporting vulnerable young people and their families across Scotland, has today (7 November) announced that Martin Dorchester will become its new Chief Executive.

He will replace Angela Morgan who is moving on after leading the charity for ten years.

Martin Dorchester is currently Chief Executive of David MacBrayne Ltd and has been Managing Director of Calmac since 2012. He has been chair of Firstport which supports social enterprise and has been involved in a number of other charities.

Includem’s Chair, Jim Gibson said:

“The trustees and I would like to thank Angela for her dedication, service and hugely successful leadership of Includem throughout the last decade.

“Angela has made an enormous contribution over a long career to public policy and to the development and application of innovative and effective intervention models leading to proven improvements in the life chances of young people. We all wish her well in her retirement.

“We are delighted that Martin will be leading Includem forward and he brings a wealth of leadership experience from the private, public and third sectors.

“Martin’s track record and reputation is as an inspirational leader who operates with integrity, passion and commitment is well known throughout Scotland and we look forward to those skills being deployed in support of Includem’s mission and strategy.”

Martin Dorchester said:

“I am excited to be joining Includem at this time and to have the opportunity to build on their success in supporting some of the most vulnerable children in Scotland.

“Includem’s approach is focused on sticking with young people and not giving up. I was fortunate as a young man to have people in my community who saw potential in me and stuck with me through difficult periods. The values of Includem are close to me and I will be proud to be part of their continued development in the years ahead”.


Notes to editors:

  • Includem is a specialist Scottish charity which supports children, young people and families when they need it most so they can achieve their full potential. We provide services for over 630 young people.
  • Martin Dorchester is currently Managing Director of Calmac Ferries and Chief Executive of David MacBrayne Ltd. He was previously CEO of Dixons International B2B; Chair of Firstport and has experience in the private, public and third sector. He is a non-executive director of the Sailors’ Orphans Society of Scotland.
  • Martin will take up his post with Includem in March 2018.
  • For more information contact Michael Shanks, Communications Manager on 0141 427 0523 or 07779 090 649 or by email

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