2005 – Present: Involvement with Scotland’s Futures Forum Alcohol and Drugs Project and RSA Drugs Commission; member of the Scottish Advisory Committee on Drugs Misuse.
2005 – June 2008: National Substance Use Officer (Drugs), the Scottish Association of Alcohol and Drug Action Teams.
2000 –2005: Coordinator, Greater Glasgow Drug Action Team
1995 – 1999: Local Government Councillor; Convention of Scottish Local Authorities Spokesperson for Social Affairs and Chair of Scottish Local Government Drugs Forum
1976 – 1995: Various posts in Strathclyde Region Social Work Department working with offenders, children and families, disabled people, the voluntary sector, community development and social regeneration.
Since 1972, active supporter of the voluntary sector and currently on the Boards of Apex Scotland, Addaction and T3E(UK).