St Andrews’ Most Inspiring Leaders Share Their Leadership Secrets

Here it is, idiots. Get ready to be inspired. Your leaders are answering questions. Take notes.



Sally Charlotte-Wells. 4th Year, Science

Role? Chair of St. Andrews Student Association

What made you interested in becoming the Chair of St. Andrews Student Association? 

I’ve always been fascinated by chairs. I often sit and when I do, I prefer it to be on a chair. I guess you could say I’m a real chair-nut.

What does being a leader mean to you? 

It means that if the ship goes down, I go down too because that’s what the captain does. Even if it’s just a ferry I’m on and it’s not actually sinking, I’m still getting in the water. It’s the only way to show that I mean business.

What kind of leader are you? 

Everyone knows there are two kinds of leaders, and I am the kind that wears hats.

What are you passionate about? 

I want to be the first person to lick a painting. Any painting. 


Colin Magnusson. 3rd Year, Economics and Hairdressing

Role? Head of Charities

How would you describe your role as Head of Charities at St. Andrews? 

The money goes in a box, I put it in there.

What does being a leader mean to you?

It means allowing people to climb me when they need to get big and tall. I am big enough for everyone.

What makes a good leader?

The same thing that makes a good sandwich: mayonnaise.

What drives you?

A bunch of tiny little characters who live in my head, like in “Inside Out”. 


Christine McQueen. 3rd Year, Great Ideas

Role? Charities Officer

What do you enjoy about being Charities Officer? 

I like being called Officer, occasionally if I’m walking around the union at night someone will say “Evening, Officer” and I’ll squeal like an excited mouse.

What should a leader be able to do? 


Where do you see yourself in five years?

I can’t see myself, even in mirrors.


Lester Lesley-Wilcox. 3rd Year, Double IR

Role? Vice President of the Kate Kennedy Club

What made you want to be the Vice President of the Kate Kennedy Club? 

KKC is just one letter away from sweet, sweet Kentucky Fried Chicken!

How did you learn to lead? 

Picture books.

Where do you see yourself in five years? 

Is sex dungeon an appropriate answer?


Ok then, some sort of sex basement.

What drives you?

The thing that lives at the front of the taxi, I want to say…Steven?