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 and 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 Service – Our Staff

Morag Blackley, Hub Manager

Extensive experience working and managing in public, private and third sectors. Comes from a background of retail management, hospitality management, services, social/community work and education. Responsible for the management and coordination of people, plans and projects.

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.

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.

Laura Hodge, Community Administrative Assistant

Assists management with the planning, organisation and implementation of everyday tasks and large-scale projects using administrative skills gained in previous roles.

Luke Hawkins, Digital Media Coordinator

Sharing all the exciting news about the Hub. Experienced in copywriting, content creation and journalism.

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.

Chris Cunningham, Lead Chef

A classically taught chef with experience in hotels, bistros and fine dining restaurants in Ayrshire and Glasgow – an Ayrshire College Professional Cookery graduate.