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Leadership and Staff 2020



The Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York, the Scots of New York, has in its membership women and men who share an extraordinary devotion to philanthropic work. Many have chosen to lend their time and experience to guiding the charitable principles and future development of the Society.


Antony Phillipson

British Consul General in New York and
Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for North America


David M. Murphy
103rd President

Richard Porter
1st Vice President

John H. Blankley
2nd Vice President

John A.D. “Sandy” Needham

Thomas H. Burt

Board of Managers

Doreen L. Wray Roth M.D.
Chairman of the Board

Heather L. Bain

Henry L. Collins III

Anne Hall Elser

Andrew H. Halket

Rennie McConnochie

Alasdair Nichol

Phyllis L. Rowden

Christopher St. Victor-de Pinho

Almoner to the Society

Josephine Campbell Dobkin

Society Historian

Richard Porter


Dr. D. Jackson Coleman
Dr. R. Gordon Douglas Jr
Dr. Doreen L. Wray Roth


The Rev. Alistair Drummond
Deacon James D. Noble
The Rev. George W. Rutler

Advisory Council

Sir Douglas Jardine Flint, CBE
Non executive director and Chair of Standard Life Aberdeen | LONDON

Dame Ann Heron Gloag, DBE
Philanthropist and Co-Founder of the Stagecoach Group PLC | PERTH

Hugh Grant
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto Company | ST. LOUIS, MO

Billy Kay
Writer, Broadcaster | FIFE

Dr. Fiona Kennedy OBE, DL
Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Philanthropist | ABERDEEN

Professor Sir Jim McDonald
Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde | GLASGOW

Dame Susan Ilene Rice, DBE
Chair of Scottish Water, Business Stream and Chair of Scottish Fiscal Commission | EDINBURGH

The Right Honourable The Viscount Thurso of Ulbster PC
Chair of VisitScotland | EDINBURGH

Kirsty Wark, FRSE
Journalist, Broadcaster and Writer | AYRSHIRE


Brigid Tucker
Director of Operations

Joette Spinelli
Assistant to the Director of Operations

Saint Andrew's Society is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization. Proceeds of all NY Scots events benefit the Society's Almoners and Scholarship Programs as well support the Society's operations to support our core functions.

Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York
150 East 55th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022

Telephone: 212-223-4248

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