David McGonigle

David McGonigle - Board Member

My  day job is  Head of Vendor Management within the financial services world –  which I absolutely love.  Outside of work my life is spent doing a vast array of charity work.  Currently I am the Chairman of the West of Scotland Branch of the Chartered Institute of Purchase & Supply, Director and  board member of St Andrews First Aid Training & Supplier Ltd, Trustee for the Scottish Maritime Sailing Trust, part time lecturer at the City of Glasgow College and am absolutely passionate about working with OYT Scotland.  If I ever get any spare time I spend it on the water, racing or just having fun on my yacht.

My life has been spent in the procurement, commercial and supply chain arena which I absolutely love and would recommend as a great career path.  I graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with an MBA and have a fellowship from the Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply.

As I  am passionate about charity work and sailing, for me it was a very easy choice to get involved with OYT Scotland.  I never cease to be amazed by how passionate everyone at the Trust is and am genuinely proud to be involved with such a worthy organisation.

I started to sail in Largs racing on a friends yacht on Tuesday nights.  I very quickly caught the bug and it grew from there very quickly.  Scottish Series, Tuesday night racing, regattas  and basically any chance to get out on the water.  In 2014 I completed the Arc with some friends in 18 days.  What’s next… who knows perhaps the Clipper Round the World Race!

Contact: david_mcgonigle@hotmail.com

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