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New Trustees join Inspiring Scotland

New Trustees join Inspiring Scotland

Inspiring Scotland, has appointed Joyce White, Chief Executive of West Dunbartonshire Council, and Emma Congreve, Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute, to serve on its Board of Directors.

These appointments will support Inspiring Scotland to take forward its new strategic plan, which will see the organisation further its commitment to driving social change and transforming lives.

Joyce White said: “As a long-time admirer of Inspiring Scotland’s work, and having had the privilege of seeing the impact of their work through projects in West Dunbartonshire, I am delighted to join the Board of a charity that so closely reflects my passions for helping individuals to improve their life chances and supporting communities to grow and develop. I look forward to working with the other board members and hope my experiences will help deliver on the wide-reaching ambitions of this organisation in the years ahead.”

Emma Congreve said: “Inequalities in our society remain prevalent and the pandemic has illuminated the impact that these inequalities have on people’s lives. It is encouraging to see the Board’s commitment to reducing inequalities through its partnership work and support for the third sector in Scotland.”

Inspiring Scotland chairman, Sinclair Dunlop said: “Having Joyce and Emma join the Board further broadens our knowledge base at Inspiring Scotland, as we continue to support Scotland’s most vital charities in delivering social and economic impact to our most vulnerable communities.”

Emma Congreve is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute, Emma is leading the Institute’s work on poverty, inequality and inclusive growth and has previously held roles as a senior economist at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and as an economic adviser within the Scottish Government.

Joyce has been Chief Executive of West Dunbartonshire Council since 2011. She has contributed to a number of organisations in a voluntary capacity, is currently a Board member of Youthlink Scotland and received an OBE in 2018 for her services to local government, further education and Girlguiding.

The Inspiring Scotland Board is led by Chairman, Sinclair Dunlop Managing Partner of Edinburgh-based Epidarex Capital, a leading international venture capital firm focused on early?stage life science and health technology companies.

The full board now comprises Sinclair Dunlop, Jo McGrane, John Farmer, Dona Milne, Paula Skinner, Gary Le Sueur, Emma Congreve and Joyce White.

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