Mel Young ” Homeless World Cup”
Tuesday 17th May
The Thornton Suite, Ibrox
President and co-founder of the Homeless World Cup
He is the President of the Homeless World Cup, which he co-founded in 2003. Under his leadership, the organisation and its partners expanded globally, working in 74 countries and touching the lives of over 100,000 homeless people per year.
Previously, Mel worked as a journalist and editor with a social conscience. He co-founded multiple publications, including The Big Issue in Scotland and Senscot (Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland). He is the former President and Honorary President of the International Network of Street Papers.
He is the Chairman of Sportscotland and a non-executive director on the board of Glasgow Life, and a member of the World Economic Forum Sports Agenda Council. He has been awarded five honorary degrees from Scottish universities.
He is a lifelong supporter of Hibernian FC and the author of GOAL! The story of the Homeless World Cup.