Gael Drummond – Deputy Chief Exec

As Deputy Chief Exec of Firstport, Gael oversees all operational activities and leads on people development at Firstport.

This involves ensuring we deliver a range of high-quality and client-centred programmes and services, on time and on budget. Gael works to ensure that Firstport has a staff centred approach to how we operate and that all staff are healthy, happy and well, and have the time, opportunity and support to develop in their roles and thrive in their work lives.

Gael joined Firstport in 2014 and has had several roles within the organisation. Prior to joining the team, Gael worked in the public sector at the City of Edinburgh Council and latterly as Legacy Manager at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, with both roles focused on using the power of sport to create social change and positive impact.

Gael has always been interested both in participation and performance sport and the role leading an active lifestyle can have on physical and mental health and well-being, whilst building confidence, resilience and leadership skills. Working for Firstport has allowed Gael to move beyond sport and physical activity, and understand the importance and huge need that exists for everyone to be able to lead healthy happy lives.