BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MICHELLE DAVITT

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.

IAIN HIGHLEY

Acting Chair and Treasurer

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.

CLARE JAMIESON

Trustee

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.

DEBORAH JANS

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.

GEOFF SUMNER

Trustee / Director

I am a qualified banker by profession with 30+ years financial experience covering many different industry sectors. I have extensive practical business experience including areas relating to strategy and business planning, treasury, legal, financial accounting and risk management. I was formerly Managing Director, France and Belgium for Lloyds Banking Group responsible for all internal and external issues in those countries. I have a great interest in the development of children and strongly believe that giving a child a stable and happy childhood can set a child up for life. I am married with two grown-up children and three grandchildren.

Smart Play Network is a charity registered in Scotland (SC042505) and a company limited by guarantee (SC401334).
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