What does the Board do?
- Helps to shape Who Cares? Scotland’s objectives, strategy and policy.
- Ensures that Who Cares? Scotland is pursuing those strategic objectives in everything we do.
- Oversees the financial management of the organisation and makes sure it acts with the law.
Our constitution states that the Board of Who Cares? Scotland can have up to 15 members – at least five of whom must be people who have Care Experience. Board members bring a range of skills and experience to the role and must always act in the best interests of the charity.
The Board can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet our Board members
Ryan McCuaig – Chair
My name is Ryan. I am one of the care experienced board members and Chair of the Board. I was in kinship care, looked after at home and I went through the children’s panel before the age of six. Later in life, I managed to graduate with a law degree and I’m now training to become a lawyer. I know that life can sometimes be difficult when you’re young through no fault of your own, but I also think that if you are given the appropriate support, you can achieve your goals. I believe that every care experienced person has potential and I will do my best to provide us with a voice on the board of Who Cares? Scotland.
Megan Sutherland – Vice Chair
Hello! I’m Megan, Vice-Chair of the Board. I became a member of Who Cares? Scotland when I was 15 and needed advocacy. I grew up in Inverness and had kinship, residential, foster and supported care placements and was homeless before I moved to study Policy and Statistics at Glasgow Uni. I also work at the Scottish Government in Homelessness. I’m passionate about equality, rights, belonging and believing in people. I’m a board member of Who Cares? Scotland to make sure everything we do is about these values and driven by our members. I want care in Scotland to be based on family environments that give us loving relationships that are lifelong. You can always find me at Camp, Care Family Christmas or email email@example.com if you would like to talk to me.
Hello! I’m Alicia. I am a musician, an activist for Care Experienced and LGBTQ+ individuals, and I love most types of tea. I grew up in Edinburgh and was in Looked After at Home and Kinship care for most of my childhood. I was not aware that I was Care Experienced until I was introduced to Who Cares? Scotland, where I met other people who had experienced my types of care too. Understanding and exploring your care identity is a really powerful thing; it has changed my life and given me a new family. I believe that we have a really important role as an organisation in supporting those who have been in care to uphold their rights and talk about their experiences to help shape a better future of care.
I’m Anna Fowlie and I’ve been on the Who Cares? Scotland board for about eight years. I’ve been the Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) since April 2018. Before that I was the Chief Executive of the Scottish Social Services Council for nine years, and before that worked in Scottish Government and local government in policy and HR. I was brought up in Inverness and now live in Edinburgh.
I have been on the Board since 2013. I feel lucky to have been involved with such an amazing organisation over such an incredible period. When I started on the Board, I was a solicitor and had worked for a corporate law firm for around seven years. I was delighted to become involved in Who Cares? as a chance to work with an organisation that made such a positive difference to lots of people. I’m now a Children’s Reporter and really enjoy my job. I have found the perspective that Who Cares? Scotland gives me invaluable to my day job.
I’m Euan Haggerty and I am the Group Finance Director of the Cruden Group, one of Scotland’s largest development and construction groups. I am a Chartered Accountant with significant experience of financial control in a corporate environment. I have a background in operational financial management within the property industry and financial services as well as significant corporate finance experience. I joined the Who Cares? Scotland Board in 2015.
I’m Ian Price and I am an Ambassador at the Woodland Trust. I have been a senior manager and public affairs professional for over 20 years, working across the voluntary, business and political sectors. This included six years with RSPB Scotland as head of public affairs and marketing, and time as general secretary of the Scottish Labour Party. I joined the Who Cares? Scotland Board in 2012.
Hello, my name is Lee. I am a member of Who Cares? Scotland as a Care Experienced individual. The ethos of Who Cares mirrors my own personal values and beliefs. I am a mindful Health and Well-being Coach who empowers individuals to believe in themselves, teaching tools to help them deal with difficulties and build resilience. My mission in life is to show every child and young person that they are worthy and that they are loved. They can be so much more than what the statistics say. I encourage self-love as a way of becoming the very best version of you. You are enough, just as you are.
My name is Liz Delaney and I am the Head of Quality and Compliance for the Donaldson Trust, a charity that encourages children and young people with additional support needs to fulfil their potential. Having worked in the voluntary sector for the past 15 years, I have enjoyed all the challenges and opportunities that have enriched my career and I am passionate about making a difference. My favourite pastimes include going to the gym and doing activities for charity like climbing Kilimanjaro and doing all four Kiltwalks. I love socialising and being around people and love to support people to achieve their potential.
I’m a Head of Faculty at Edinburgh College and have been a senior manager in Further Education for 13 years. I am a proud corporate parent and loving foster parent to my three amazing sons. I also sit on BBC Children in Need’s grant making committee with a personal commitment to eradicating poverty and inequality for children in Scotland using my educational expertise. I experienced life as a professional classical singer before I moved into teaching and the inspirational world of further education. My own experience of poverty, growing up in Caldercruix with my five younger siblings and widowed mother have shaped my value base and drive to lead life-changing learning in colleges, just as it helped my family.
I was born in Pilton, Edinburgh to parents from the Outer Hebrides. I attended a comprehensive before heading to St Andrews University and then London where I worked as a journalist. After a career break to have three children, I moved back to Scotland and became Education Editor at The Scotsman before working at the BBC for ten years. I am now a Communications and Public Affairs Consultant and a member of the Institute of Directors. I joined the board of WC?S as through professional and personal experience I was keenly aware of the acute challenges Care Experienced people face.
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