Larkhall & District Volunteer Group Board


Anne AlstonAnne Alston - Chair

Chairing LDVG for 3 years, Anne has enjoyed the challenge of seeing the charity expand and move into larger premises. She worked for 32 years as a civil servant in DWP and has qualifications in Business Admin and Guidance. Over the years Anne has served as a member of committees; Playgroup, Scouts and work-based groups. Alongside her current role as Chair, Anne has been an elder at Chalmers Parish Church since 2016. Her involvement with LDVG began as a volunteer for call line, then went on to include lunch clubs and as an escort, and she continues to help with call line and lunch clubs. She enjoys this interest during retirement and values her involvement in the community. 


Paul McLaughlinPaul McLaughlin – Treasurer

Paul was an HR advisor with South Lanarkshire Council for 26 years and has also lectured in HR at a FE college. He has a BA Business Studies (Hons); Diploma Training Management and PG Dip Public Sector Management. Paul believes that volunteering with the Charity is a good way to give back to the community, to share skills and knowledge and to learn new skills. He joined LDVG Board in Sept 2017




Jim McCannJim McCann

Jim spent 40 years in the motor trade, 22 years as General Manager. He has been volunteering as a driver for about 6 years, latterly with LDVG. Jim has been on the Board since 2017 and is still active as a volunteer driver.



Ronnie NisbetRonnie Nisbet

Ronnie has been self-employed for over 40 years and gained rich and varied experience in business and financial management, as well as people management. Whilst still operating as Managing Director for his own firm, he has combined volunteering for several years, mainly as a driver.  He is a walk leader and regularly takes one of our groups out and about. Ronnie takes great interest in the work of LDVG and wanted to become more involved in the management side of things, and has been on the Board since September 2018.



Eric Budgell

Eric Budgell

Eric joined the Board in September 2018 and is also a volunteer driver, interested in all aspects of LDVG. He previously worked as Area Operations Manager (Scotland) (G4S) and has a City & Guilds. British Security Industry.  He is Vice President of the Larkhall Burns Club. President L.A.B.C., Marketing Committee Member Robert Burns World Federation. Elder Dalserf Parish Church.



Hazel McKayHazel McKay

Hazel joined the LDVG Board in 2019.  She is currently working as a senior operations manager within the Civil Service.  She has a BA Legal Studies, Diploma in Public Service Leadership, a Level 5 Advanced Leadership and Management qualification from the Institue of Leadership and Management and a Lean accreditation from the University of Cardiff.  Hazel is dedicated to the vision of the charity, and is focused on using her skills to contribute to the successful development and growth of LDVG.



Jennifer HowdieJennifer Howdle

Jennifer joined the board in 2020. She has a BSc Psychology (Hons) and has worked within the charitable sector for 15 years. She is currently working as a Team Leader with the Citizens Advice service. Jennifer has a passion for the third sector and is excited to contribute to the development of LDVG.





Stylianos SouleimetzidisStylianos Souleimetzidis

With a background in operations and commercial management, Stylianos joined LDVG in 2020. He is a Chartered Manager and holds a BA in Computer Engineering and a Master in Business Administration, currently working in Project Management roles within the IT industry. Stylianos is a proud member of LDVG and is focused on safeguarding its contribution to the community's well-being.





Stuart McDowell

Stuart joined the Boared in 2020 and has a background in financial services.  During his 30+ years in the sector, Stuart managed teams across Europe and held senior positions in Terex.  Stuart is a local lad having been born in Quarter and is also the president of the Lanarkshire Leagues Bowling Association.  He is looking forward to working with LDVG and in furthering it's development and growth within the community.





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