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Mel Young MBE


Mel Young became Chair of sportscotland, the national agency for sport in 2016 having served on the board for eight years. He is president and co-founder of the Homeless World Cup, an organisation established to use sport as a mechanism to create change. He is a globally recognised social entrepreneur who 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. Mel was awarded an MBE for his services to sport and social entrepreneurship in 2017.