Our Team

Because what’s good produce without good people?

Crossroads Community Hub Board Trustees are volunteers from the local area who bring a range of social and business skills. They are committed to creating a dynamic hub of activity where community support, social enterprise businesses and training can be delivered, and cultural activities can flourish. The Hub is a place that can inspire residents and improve health, well-being, employability, aspiration and community cohesion.

CCH Board Trustees

All board meetings are attended by a representative from East Ayrshire Council.

Stuart Lyon, Chairman

Former MD of RSL Prime Ltd MD of MITIE Engineering Scotland Ltd. Since retiring has become a STEM Ambassador visiting schools.

Willie Campbell, former Chairman

Dairy farmer and former Director. Current council member of First Milk.

Mary Laidlaw, Secretary

Retired NHS dietitian, lecturer, and professional dietetic adviser with NDR UK.  Also breeds pedigree sheep.

Mary Drummond

Experienced Senior Fundraiser with Ayrshire Hospice. Previous management experience with Costley and Costley and Events Manager with Turnberry Resorts.

Jennifer Smith

Experienced interior designer, Director of a multi-national superyacht design firm.  Versed in design, architecture, and construction.

Robert Shaw

Partner in family farming business. Diversified into cheesemaking from 2015.

Dorothy Shaw

Previously worked in learning support at Crossroads School. Currently with the NHS Speech and Language Therapy service.

Community Outreach Team & Management

Findlay Withers, Hub Manager

Manager of the Hub at Crossroads, overseeing the retail and hospitality arm of the project. Comes with extensive experience from management positions held around Scotland. Responsible for the management of the café and farm shop.

Stacey McColm, Project Manager

Extensive experience working and managing in the third sector. Comes from a background of social/community work and education. Responsible for the management and coordination of the outreach program including our community groups and our growing number of partnerships.

Gemma Stewart, Community Food Worker

A self-starter from a hospitality background. Utilises cooking skills to prepare meals on a commercial scale. Also runs classes relating to food and nutrition and volunteers at the local food bank.

Julie Brown, Community Food Worker

Part of the team that produces and distributes our emergency meals. Leads craft groups and helps facilitate our community work in the Darvel Hub. Also works with Dementia Friendly Prestwick.

Tracy Norman, Community Gardener

Experienced landscaper and plant expert who has led several gardening workshops over the past 10 years. Oversees the Edible Beds project and maintains plots and beds throughout the area.

Samantha Bolan, Community Hub Trainee

An all-rounder in the Hub, prepared to try anything. Able to draw on over 5 years’ administration experience in fields ranging from tourism to sports education.