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Fergus Storrier, Chief Executive Officer

Fergus comes to DSEN with a strong background in running a large local Social Enterprise in Dundee, a well known background in funding and of course many years experience in strategic and partnership working at a local and national level. His enthusiasm and desire to see social change will we are sure take DSEN and our members to a stronger place.

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Derek Marshall, Chairman

Derek worked as an operational firefighter for 17 years followed by six years as financial administrator for a charity in Dundee. He is currently CEO of the Factory Skatepark & children’s soft-play centres in Dundee which have won a number of awards for social impact and business over recent years. Derek has worked in the social enterprise sector for 16 years during which he has been involved in establishing a number of charities and social companies and raising over £4m for these enterprises.

Fergus Storrier

Fergus comes to DSEN with a strong background in running a large local Social Enterprise in Dundee, a well known background in funding and of course many years experience in strategic and partnership working at a local and national level. His enthusiasm and desire to see social change will we are sure take DSEN and our members to a stronger place.

Alison Clink

Alison Clink is Project Director and founder of the Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group.   After her son was given a diagnosis of ADHD, she realised that there was no support service available for parents or carers. The Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group is now into its sixth year.  Alison would like to share her knowledge and experience with other aspiring social enterprises as the support she received as a member of DSEN has allowed the ADHD Group to grow with the knowledge from them.

Roy O'Kane

Roy O'Kane is the Chief Executive Officer of Kanzen Karate and has been training and teaching in Karate for over 25 years. Born in 1985, Roy grew up in the North East of Scotland and started karate aged 10 years old. Karate very quickly became his passion and he went on to compete locally, nationally, and internationally for 16 years and before leading Kanzen.  Kanzen is a social enterprise committed to building better lives through Karate. The organisation runs a series of classes and programmes designed to improve the lives of participants. It is one of the largest Karate organisations in the country.   Kanzen successfully hosted the 2018 WUKF World Karate Championships in Dundee, bringing over 4000 athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators to the city. The event was one of the biggest indoor sporting events held in Dundee, generating millions of pounds for the local economy. Roy was awarded the Dundee Sports Dinner Lifetime Achievement award in 2018 and a multiple time Dundee Sports Coach of the Year. He was appointed Public Relations Officer for the World Union of Karate-Do Federations (WUKF), one of the largest martial arts sporting bodies in the world. He became a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2020 and is a Burgess of the City of Dundee. He is passionate about opportunity for all and improving communities.