Celia is passionate about building a better Scotland. She has been with Inspiring Scotland since its launch in 2008, as Head of Funds before taking on the role of Chief Executive in 2013, and has been instrumental in shaping its values and vision.
Celia brings 20 years of management experience from the private sector and is passionate about the potential of people and communities to create lasting positive change. She is a champion of collaborative working to tackle deep-rooted social problems.
Celia leads from the front with commitment and dedication, both with Inspiring Scotland and as a member of several community and advisory groups. She sits on the Building Safer Communities Board, Chairs the Community sub group of the Partnership for Action on Drugs in Scotland and is an Advisor to Common Purpose Scotland.
Celia is also an enthusiastic advocate of the power of sport to break down barriers and inspire people. She is a British Cycling coach in track, road and time-trial and founded the Clydesdale Colts youth cycling group in Lanarkshire, which she now Chairs. She is a Trustee of the Winning Scotland Foundation which uses sport to encourage young Scots to be their best.
A free global pro bono legal service is expanding to Scotland through the collaboration with Legal firm CMS and Inspiring Scotland. TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundationâ€™s global pro bono legal programme which connects high-impact NGOs and social enterprises with the best law firms and corporate legal teams to provide them with free legal assistance.Read More
Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Maree Todd, has announced the number of hours nursery children spend outdoors is set to increase, and Inspiring Scotland will play a key role inÂ encouraging and supporting greater use of outdoor learning in the early years.Â Ms Todd made the announcement during a visit to City of EdinburghRead More
Building Brighter Future Fund is looking to support disadvantaged young people with the opportunities to gain the skills and confidence to succeed through education, training and employment, throughout Scotland. Building Brighter Futures Fund will distribute up to ÂŁ300,000 in total per annum over three years to selected organisations supporting young people, aged 12 to 21,Read More