Governance

The governance arrangements are established in the Memorandum of Association (of 1930 and 1990). These constitutional documents identify three types of governor as set out in detail below:

Honorary Patrons

  • Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Scotland
  • His Excellency, The High Commissioner, Republic of Botswana
  • His Excellency, The High Commissioner, Republic of Zimbabwe
  • His Excellency, The High Commissioner, Republic of Malawi
  • His Excellency, The High Commissioner, Republic of Zambia

Trustees

  • Chair, Dr Isabel Bruce OBE
  • Vice-Chair, Dr Neil L Wilson, (David Livingstone’s Great Great Grandson)
  • Mrs Elspeth J Murdoch, (David Livingstone’s Great Granddaughter)
  • The Lord Lieutenant of the County of Lanark
  • The Provost, South Lanarkshire Council
  • Stuart Frame, Company Secretary
  • Alastair Firth, Treasurer
  • Miller MacLean
  • Douglas Hay
  • Graeme Walker
  • Kenneth Norris

Committees

  • Executive Committee;
  • Audit & Risk Committee;
  • Development & Funding Committee;
  • Nominations and Governance Committee.

Partnerships

  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow
  • Royal Scottish Geographical Society
  • Faith Community - including Church of Scotland, United Reformed Church, Scottish Episcopal Church, United Free Church of Scotland
  • Scotland Malawi Partnership

Trust Ambassadors

  • Sir Kenneth Calman
  • Andrew Smith