We're absolutely delighted to announce that Kenny McGhee has been appointed as a new member of our Board.
Believing passionately in the transformative and life-affirming power of music and relationship-based work, Kenny has a background in children and families social work and is the Throughcare & Aftercare Lead at the Centre for Excellence for Children's Care and Protection (CELCIS).
Kenny said: “I am delighted to join Sistema Scotland at such an important time - both for the organisation and for children and young people across Scotland. The Big Noise programme is a great example of how learning and performing music, underpinned by nurturing relationships, can make a huge difference to a child and the community around them. Taking part in Big Noise can help children maintain their wellbeing, build resilience and develop creativity. It has never been more important to give our young people the support they deserve to help them grow into happy, healthy, confident adults.”
Benny Higgins, our Chairman of Sistema Scotland, said: “I am extremely pleased to welcome Kenny to the Board of Sistema Scotland. He brings a huge amount of experience and expertise in the field of care, support and empowerment for children and young people, as well as passionate belief in the role of music in improving lives. Now is the time for all of us to be brave and determined about what we can achieve for our children, young people and communities. The innovation and rapid adaptation of the third sector, combined with the creativity and emotional resonance of music, has a vital role to play in how Scotland can become better, stronger and fairer in a world fundamentally changed by Covid-19.”