BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Chair and Trustee / Director
I have had the pleasure of working in the voluntary sector in Scotland for over 15 years. I have direct experience in running and managing small charities in a variety of sectors. For 7 years I was a Senior Project Manager at Pilotlight in Scotland, capacity building in teams with senior business people for a range of charities and social enterprises across Scotland. I enjoy being a board member with a range of organisations and currently on the Advisory Board of FreshSight, a successful social enterprise run by Edinburgh University students. I have also worked for Big Issue Invest in Scotland and currently Chief Exec of Scottish Love in Action, a small Edinburgh-based charity which works to transform the lives of vulnerable children in India. She lives in Edinburgh with her partner and their son.
I have worked in accountancy and finance all my working life. My experience ranges from professional practice to financial services and banking to local and central government and statutory bodies. I have been contracting for the last ten years because I enjoy the variety and challenge this kind of work brings. Also I hold an SHNC in accounting and am a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. In addition I have the Financial Planning Certificate and the Mortgage Advice qualification.
Trustee / Director
I am hugely passionate about play! Through my current role at Canongate Youth I have firsthand seen the positive and wide reaching impact play can have. I have experience in Senior Management and I have a sound understanding of the complexities of governance, infrastructure and strategic implementation that are needed for organisations to flourish. I would love the opportunity to be a part of an organisation that is championing play at a strategic level and supporting organisations to provide and increase the quality play experiences available to children and families.
Trustee / Director
I am a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist working with children and adults with additional support needs. I specialise in using technology for those who have lost their speech due to injury or accident. I also manage our SPLAT Toy Library which is a toy library for children who have additional support needs. I have been a member of Smart Play Network for many years and am very interested in spreading the word about the importance of play for all children.
I am American but have lived in Scotland for over 30 years. I have 2 children and 2 gorgeous grandchildren. I enjoy travelling around Scotland in my new electric car and have a desire to learn to play golf when I can find the time.