St. Andrews Foundation Board

Paul Gogolinski

Paul Gogolinski

Foundation President

Paul Ramsay Gogolinski – Foundation President

Paul was born in 1960 in Aberdeen Scotland of a Polish father and Scots Mother. With family connections in Poland, Paul travelled to Poland frequently with his family through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. During the early 90,s Paul formed a Scottish Polish Association in Aberdeen before going to South Africa for 4 years.

Paul and his Polish wife eventually landed in Poland when he became MD of DaimlerChrysler Fleet Management. During this assignment, they settled in Poland and have lived here since.

Paul was a founder member of the St. Andrews Foundation with Iain Leyden, Ben Bannatyne and Sandy McMillan in 2016. Paul is also a GlobalScot and has actively promoted Scotland throughout his time here  and has supported the set-up of the now annual Scottish Day in Jadów.

Iain Leyden

Iain Leyden

Foundation Vice-President

Iain Leyden – Foundation Vice-President

Originally from Airdrie in North Lanarkshire, Iain was seconded to Poland in 2002 for a real estate development project.

Iain has attended the St Andrew’s Caledonian Ball since 2003 and especially enjoys the ceilidh dancing. Having met the Częstochowa Pipes and Drums at the filming of a Polish television show, Mamy Cię, Iain introduced them to Martyn O’Reilly and the Caledonian Ball too.

He met his wonderful wife Alex in 2004, and Warsaw is now home with their son Nicky and daughter Gabi.

With the assistance of Martyn, Iain surprised Alex with a marriage proposal at the 2005 Caledonian Ball. Alex thought she had a winning Lottery Ticket but instead she got Iain! At the 2006 Ball they were also delighted to announce Alex’s pregnancy with Gabriella.

In 2015, Iain helped to set up the St Andrew’s Foundation which raises donations to help worthwhile causes and has been organizing the annual charity ball which we all know and love.

David Kennedy

David Kennedy

Foundation Secretary

David Kennedy

David moved to Poland in the nineties, having toured the country in the late eighties as a student of Slavonic and East European Studies at Glasgow University. Since then, he’s worked in various media roles  and for business information and consultancy companies.
David attended the first ever Caledonian Ball in 1995 in Międzylesie, organised by the pioneering duo of Martyn O’Reilly and Shona Downey and has been involved in the Saint Andrew’s Foundation as a committee member since its outset in 2015, becoming a Board Member in 2023.
With his wife Mirka and their three Polish-born children, David lives in Warsaw.
 His role has been focussed on organising media contacts for event and he valiantly captained a Scotland select football team for the first International challenge match against a crack Jadów team at the Dzień Szkocki Festival in  2022.

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