11 May 2015

The Scottish Youth Parliament appoints new Chief Executive

The Scottish Youth Parliament has appointed Ben McKendrick as its Chief Executive. Ben joins SYP from Myeloma UK, and will take up post at our Edinburgh Office in July.

Speaking about the appointment, Louise Cameron MSYP, Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament, said:

“I am delighted to announce that we have appointed Ben McKendrick as the new Chief Executive of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

“The process to appoint a successor to Hamira Khan attracted some high quality candidates, and in Ben McKendrick we have a Chief Executive who brings a wealth of experience, insight and enthusiasm.

“I have no doubt that Ben will take the organisation forward with commitment and passion, building on Hamira’s great work over the past five years. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Hamira for her fantastic work during her time at SYP, and her dedication to empowering Scotland’s young people.

“I am very much looking forward to welcoming Ben to SYP, and I am confident we can expect great and exciting things from the organisation under Ben’s guidance and leadership.”