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
Alicia Santana – Interim Chair
Hello! Okay, so I have your attention! I’m going to take this time to say I think you’re great and I hope you have a wonderful day. My name is Alicia and I am one of the Care Experienced board members. I study Music at Edinburgh Napier University and I am a music practitioner with Heavy Sound. It is my duty to ensure that Who Cares? Scotland listens to and empowers our members. I will always keep striving for a lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for our global Care Experienced movement.
I’m Anna Fowlie and I’ve been on the Who Cares? Scotland board for about 8 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.
Euan Haggerty is Finance and Acquisitions Director at James Gibb Residential Factors. He has a background in operational financial management with a commercial / residential developer as well as significant experience of financial control in a corporate environment. Euan joined the Who Cares? Scotland Board in 2015.
Ian Price is an Ambassador at the Woodland Trust. Ian has 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. He joined the Who Cares? Scotland Board in 2012.
Hi! I’m Jimmy Paul. I’m committed to improving the lives of everyone with care experience, from infanthood to adulthood. I work at CELCIS to improve care for those looked after today. I’m a GlobalShaper at WEF, a member of the RSE’s Young Academy of Scotland and a co-chair for the Independent Care Review. Everything I do is to maximise compassionate and impact. I’m delighted to be on the Board. As someone with care experience, I know that Who Cares? Scotland is a work in progress. I value your voice and views (whatever they are!) so please get in touch. You can contact me on Twitter or Linkedin at@Jimmypaul90.
Hi – my name is Laura and I’m a passionate and proud member of and activist for the Care Experienced Community. I found Who Cares? Scotland just after I graduated from the University of Glasgow with my MA (Hons) in Health and Social Policy. I hope to use my personal experience, knowledge and skills I’ve learned through my studies and professional life, to help elevate and articulate the voice from my brothers and sisters to help ensure that all Care Experienced people experience a lifetime of equality, respect and love.
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 work as HR Director in another charity, Enable Scotland, which supports people with learning disabilities. I love to go to the gym and do a lot of activities for charity like climbing Kilimanjaro and doing all four 26 mile Kiltwalks. My other favourite pastimes are socialising and going on holidays and spending time at my caravan.
Hello! I’m Megan. 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’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 anddriven by our members. I’m always happy to listen to you – find me at Camp, Care Family Christmas or email email@example.com if you would like to talk to me.
My name is Ryan and I am one of the Care Experienced board members. 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.
I’m a Head of Faculty at Edinburgh College and have been a senior manager in Further Education for 11 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.
Seonag was born in Pilton, Edinburgh to parents from the Outer Hebrides. She attended a comprehensive before studying at St Andrews University and heading to London where she worked as a journalist. After a career break to have three children, Seonag moved back to Scotland and became Education Editor at The Scotsman before working at the BBC for ten years. She is now Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Glasgow Caledonian University; a member of the Institute of Directors; and a trustee of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland. Seonag says she joined the board of WC?S as through professional and personal experience she was keenly aware of the acute challenges Care Experienced people face.
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