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Head Office Team

Meet the head office below, if you want to find out about our outreach staff, click here.

Lesley Fox

Chief Executive Officer

Lesley is the Chief Executive of Smart Play Network based in Edinburgh. Lesley has worked in the play sector since 1996 supporting and advising toy libraries and play projects in setting up, running and sustainability.

Aimee Hunt

Operations Manager (Strategic)

Aimee is based in Edinburgh and joined Smart Play Network in early 2014.  Aimee works alongside Lesley on the strategic development and functions of the organisation and play a key role in the development of the organisation’s membership and other services.

Sam Louden

Operations Manager (Projects)

Sam is based in Edinburgh and joined Smart Play Network in 2017.  Sam takes the lead in managing and developing the organisations outreach projects and staff teams, and training programmes.

Susan Third


Susan has worked for Smart Play Network since 2008 and keeps the Edinburgh Office (and indeed all staff) running smoothly. Susan deals with the day to day running of Smart Play Network and is the first port of call for requests and enquiries.

Deborah McLeod


Deborah joined Smart Play Network in May 2017. She works alongside Susan looking after the office, staff, and members of the organisation.

Gillian Smith

Finance Officer

Gillian joined our Head Office Team in February 2016 and works part-time. Gillian is responsible for managing, recording and processing the financial activities of Smart Play Network.

Mar Sanchez

Training Co-ordinator

Mar joined our Head Office Team in April 2018, previously she was working on the PlayTalkRead project. Mar works part time and is responsible for co-ordinating our Get Smart Training programme.