Iain Forbes has been a stalwart of the Scottish business and 3rd sector community for over 40 years. During the 80’s and 90’s he was a leading light in the Scottish media and then from 2008 onwards he used his considerable expertise to lead Scottish Mentoring Network and a variety of charitable organisations. Further charitable and 3rd sector work Iain has been involved in include: Chair Variety Scotland Children’s Charity, Chair Glasgow Education Business Partnership, Chair Glasgow Childcare Partnership, Non-Executive director Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations. In the private sector Iain was also voluntary Chair of the UK Council for Training of Journalists, President Scottish Daily Newspaper Society, a Director of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, and Non-Executive Equalities Advisory Group of Scottish Enterprise.
Iain has been and continues to be a role model in the Third sector and this award is testimony to his ongoing commitment to making a difference to society and in particular to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to achieve their potential especially children and young people who are disadvantaged or vulnerable.