Our People

Our Trustees are all people with connections to the communities of the Garnock Valley and all dedicated to the aims and objectives of the Radio City Association. 

Radio City Association Volunteers

Gordon McGuinness


Gordon is from Kilbirnie. He is Director of Industry and Enterprise at Skills Development Scotland (SDS), Scotland's national skills agency, and serves as Chair of Radio City Association.

Prior to SDS, Gordon was at Scottish Enterprise where he undertook a broad range of operational roles from Skills and Employability to Inward Investment Support and the development of Urban Regeneration Companies. 

Gordon has also served as the Chair of the Board of Management at Reid Kerr College prior to its merger into West College Scotland. In addition, Gordon is a member of the SQA Advisory Council, serves on the Board of Management of Glasgow Clyde College and is a Trustee of Engage Renfrewshire. Gordon also became a member of Renfrewshire’s Economic Leadership Panel in 2017.

Allan Wilson


Allan is from Kilbirnie and was involved in the creation of Radio City serving as Secretary on the original steering group founded in 1997. 

Allan is a former Trade Union official and also served as a member of the Scottish Executive in a range of policy portfolios including as Minister for Tourism, Culture, Sport and Planning, Minister for Environment and Rural Development and as Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning. 

Since leaving the Scottish Parliament, Allan has provided a consultancy service to UK and EU companies operating in a variety of sectors including social enterprise and economic regeneration, renewable energy, education, transport, environment, construction and planning, the food and drink sector as well as the hospitality and hotel sector and sport and leisure industry. 

Matthew McManus


Matthew McManus is the former local Parish Priest and Canon who retired from the church in 2017. He has been a member of the Radio City board since 2006.


Canon McManus possesses an extensive experience in a range of areas having served as a Director of Ayrshire and Arran Health Board, Chair of the Ethics Committee of Ayrshire and Arran Primary Care NHS Trust, a member of North Ayrshire Educational Services Committee and a Director of Minerva Housing - an association which provides housing and care packages for people with learning difficulties. 

Stephen Hamill


Stephen is from Dalry and is General Manager at CEIS Ayrshire part of CEIS Group, the UK’s largest social enterprise support agency.  

Stephen has extensive experience of dealing with social inclusion and social justice issues in relation to employment, education and community capacity building

Gordon Ronney


 Gordon is from Kilbirnie and is a civil engineer to trade with one of Scotland’s largest engineering firms. He has been involved in the sector for over 25 years in major infrastrucure and construction projects throughout the UK.

Gordon is also a valued member of the local community serving as the Secretary of Kilbirnie Ladeside Football Club

Caroline Kilpatrick


Caroline is from Kilbirnie. She has a range of experience having worked for the RSPB for a period of 12 years. Caroline also has experience in the food industry having been co-licensee of a restaurant in Largs.

Caroline is also a dedicated foster carer and has a wealth of experience within the care sector. 

James Robson


James lives in Beith where he is also Chair of Beith Community Association,  a charity who manage Beith Community Centre. 

James has experience in the charity sector having previously served on the board of North Ayrshire Citizens Advice as well as establishing a local SCIO  to offer a free, independent advice service on issues of welfare, employment, consumer and general rights. 

Neil MacCallum


Neil MacCallum has a reputation as a renowned economist internationally. He is a Senior Expert Advisor with the OECD and the LEED Trento Centre. 

Neil has also held senior positions within Scottish Enterprise as Head of Appraisal and Evaluation and as Head of Strategy and Policy with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce as well as roles with the UK National Audit Office. 

Neil has expertise in economic development with extensive experience in monitoring and evaluating social impact and economic development impacts on the economy, individuals and communities.