Simon Mackintosh is a Trustee of the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation. Simon is a solicitor at Turcan Connell where he served as Chairman of the Partnership until July 2019, when he became a part-time consultant. He has long-standing involvement with the Harryhausen family and the Foundation, and brings specialist knowledge of charity law and related matters to the Board of Trustees.
Simon is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Charity Law Specialist and was a member of the Scottish Charity Law Review Commission (known as the “McFadden Commission”) whose report led to the introduction of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005. He is a member of the UK wide Charity Law Association, having served on its Executive Committee, and was sometime chair of the Law Society of Scotland’s Charity Law Sub-committee.
Simon works with charities particularly on issues of governance, regulation, formation and mergers, including tax aspects. His experience as a charity trustee includes serving on the Board of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and chairing the Court of Directors of the Edinburgh Academy. He has also contributed to a number of publications on charity law and has served as trustee of various pension funds.