Ewan Aitken - Biography

Ewan has been CEO of Cyrenians since May 2014. A former Convener of Education and Leader of Edinburgh City Council and CoSLA Education Convener, Ewan has 30 years experience in the public and 3rd sectors. He was also a parish minister for 7 years. He is Council member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and chairs its Inspiring Communities Network. He’s a member of Edinburgh University’s Academy of Government Reference Group on In/equality, founder and board member of the Ripple Project, member of Midlothian Health and Social Care Integrated Joint Board, Social Bite Communities Board and Chair of BBC Children in Need Scotland Grants Committee. He's also an advisor to Circle and a member of the CoSLA Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy and a Fellow of the RSA