Advisory Board member
Mel Young is the President of the Homeless World Cup, an organization he co-founded in 2003 to use sport as a mechanism to create change.
He is a globally recognised social entrepreneur who previously worked as a journalist and co-founded The Big Issue in Scotland in 1993, the International Network of Street Papers (INSP) in 1995 and Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland (Senscot) in 1999. He also set up City Lynx magazine and New Consumer Magazine, and worked on a community newspaper in Wester Hailes in Edinburgh in the 1990s.
He is a non-executive director on the boards of Sportscotland and Glasgow Life, and a member of the World Economic Forum Sports Agenda Council.
He has been awarded three honorary degrees from Scottish Universities. He is a lifelong supporter of Hibernian