We already have some outstanding speakers lined up, with more to come. News on speakers will be posted here as they are confirmed.

Professor June Andrews

Professor June Andrews FRCN FCGI is an inspirational dementia expert whose impact on healthcare in the UK, and further afield, is considerable. She works independently to improve dementia care and health and social care of older people.

She has been described as smart, politically astute, amusing and possessed of a razor-sharp intellect. Her independence means that she is at times confident enough to speak truth to power and go against the grain of populist thinking in a way that ruffles feathers. A Scot, she trained as a nurse in Nottingham, England before taking up a series of posts that moved from practice to policy-making and strategic management and influencing in government, the health service and academia across the UK. She has also studied at degree level in philosophy, law and literature.


Nadine Pemberton Jn Baptiste

Nadine Pemberton Jn Baptiste is a solicitor who has extensive experience working in regulation across the public sector.

Nadine is General Counsel at the Gambling Commission, a role she has held since March 2021, and a Lay Member & Trustee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Throughout her career Nadine has specialised in strategic organisational development, change and transformation. She is a founding member of Rotary International's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce


Andrew Sharkey

Andrew Sharkey is a dedicated and passionate individual whose life's work revolves around service to others.

Professionally, he is the Headteacher of a large Secondary school in Central Scotland. His thirty years in education has also included a three-year stint as the Education Manager on the Scottish Schools Digital Network (Glow).

As a volunteer, Andrew's lifelong dedication to the Scout movement is inspiring. Joining the Scouts at the age of 7 he has remained an active member throughout his life. He has led a local Section all of adult Scouting ‘career’,  and currently is the Explorer Scout Leader and Group Scout Leader of 2nd Lanark, where his wife and two sons are also active members.

Up until September he was also the lead volunteer in Scotland, serving as Chief Commissioner of Scouts Scotland for five years, guiding 50,000 members through a challenging and transformative period in the movement's history.

Andrew's Rotary journey started with the Rotary Club in Shotts, which supported him, aged 20, to attend a Scout High Adventure Base in Minnesota, USA, This experience highlighted the international nature of service and the striking similarities between the Rotary’s and the Scout movement's commitment to serving others.


Alex McClintock

Hi I am Alex McClintock, after experiencing my own mental health struggles and an attempt on my life I discovered ANDYSMANCLUB. Everything about ANDYSMANCLUB resonated with me and it ignited a passion within me to help make a difference particularly in men’s mental health. The power of talking has become a huge part of my life and I was honoured and humbled to be asked by Elaine and Luke to join the team, overseeing Scotland. I will continue to do what I can to challenge the stigmas in our society to help reach that one man and to help promote ANDYSMANCLUB every day with passion and commitment.




David Duke MBE

David is founder and CEO of Street Soccer Scotland and Street Soccer London, non-profit social enterprises that use football to help create positive change in the lives of socially disadvantaged adults and young people.

Most recently, he has set up Change Centre Scotland, a sport and education centre with a vision to tackling isolation, homelessness, supporting mental health and well-being by creating on site personal development and self-management support.

Alongside his own social enterprises, David regularly sits on Government task forces and advisory groups, is an Advisory Board Member for UNICEF (Scotland) and also an advisor to AR26 Charity, founded by Scotland Captain and Liverpool FC star, Andy Robertson.