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Staff

Drawing on expertise from across the private, voluntary and public sectors, our passionate staff are dedicated to a better Scotland.

Autism Innovation & Development

Allison Crawford

Allison is driven by a determination to improve the lives of those supported by Inspiring Scotland. With more than 20 years’ experience operating at an executive level within FTSE...

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Link Up

Andrew Magowan

Andrew is a passionate advocate for the ability of people and communities to do big things and change society for the better. He leads on our Link Up programme...

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CashBack for Communities

Arran Dewar

Arran is motivated by a desire to tackle the deep social issues faced by disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Scotland. A qualified Chartered Accountant with nearly 20 years’ experience...

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Self-directed Support

Ashley Drennan

Ashley is passionate about the ability of the voluntary sector to have a real impact and improve people’s lives. She has spent more than 15 years working in the...

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Survivors Support

Debbie McColgan

Debbie is passionate about getting the best from people and their role in creating successful organisations. Debbie has extensive experience from her career built in financial services before moving...

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14:19 Fund

Duncan MacKechnie

Having started a long and varied career on the fishing boats around Oban and Mallaig, Duncan’s hard-working attitude and strong team spirit make him a great fit for Inspiring...

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Communications Executive

Eilidh Watson

Eilidh is an enthusiastic advocate of the third sector and has been a serial volunteer since university. As an experienced communications professional, Eilidh strives to broaden the influence of...

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Pro Bono Executive

Elaine Crichton

Elaine is passionate about collaborating to make things happen and her enthusiasm is reflected through the many successes of our Pro Bono programme. With natural warmth and enthusiasm, she...

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Communications Officer

Grant Collinson

Grant has a firm belief in the capacity of people, and the role of society, in reducing inequality for all. Grant joined the communications team in 2016 bringing fresh...

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Self-directed Support

Kaylie Allen

Kaylie has worked with funding bodies, charities and vulnerable communities for more than 15 years and is driven by a deep desire to create lasting social change. Her experience...

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Intern

Kirsty Jessop

Kirsty is an undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh studying Philosophy and Theology. She chose this degree because she finds the topics very thought-provoking and likes to engage...

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Autism Innovation & Development

Leanne Anderson

Leanne is passionate about the power of entrepreneurial thought and action to drive social change. After a brief time working in a marketing and business development role, Leanne studied...

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Intern

Lisa McKenzie

Lisa is currently a third year Social Policy and Sociology undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh. She chose this field of study because of a desire to help change...

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14:19 Fund

Lorna Mackay

With over 20 years’ experience in investment management, Lorna brings financial and business expertise to her role in supporting organisations funded by Inspiring Scotland. She is keen to use...

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14:19 Fund

Louise Stevenson

Louise believes in getting the best from people to help them to have the greatest impact on Scotland’s most vulnerable people. On board since the very beginning, her expertise...

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intandem

Lynn Henni

Lynn is an enthusiastic activist for equality and social justice and brings decades of experience in the public sector to our team. Her knowledge and experience of policy development...

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Link Up

Marie-Amélie Viatte

Marie-Amélie strongly believes in harnessing the potential of individuals and communities to make the world a better place. Working in our Link Up fund, she focuses on tackling inequality...

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intandem

Neil Blake

Neil combines a depth of business expertise with a dedication to the voluntary sector and social enterprises. Applying his 20 years’ management experience in banking , Neil helps Inspiring...

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Link Up

Paul Dickson

Paul is passionate about social equality, the rights of children and that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve their potential. These values combined with volunteering experience through the...

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Executive Assistant

Peter Jones

Peter’s role encompasses executive support to the chief executive and senior team, as well as supporting on finance, and as a first point of contact for the organisation. He...

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Thrive Outdoors

Rachel Cowper

Rachel has been at the forefront of putting innovative plans into effective action at Inspiring Scotland since 2009. Rachel leads on the design and implementation of our go2play fund,...

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CashBack for Communities

Sam Linton

Sam brings more than 30 years’ business development and organisational acumen to managing Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities programme. With experience at executive level and across a variety of...

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Projects& IT Executive

Steve Falla

After graduating with an Honours degree in Marketing Management Steve spent two years working and travelling overseas. On returning to Edinburgh he took up a position with the Lloyds...

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Link Up

Stewart Christie

Having previously worked in both the private and public sector, Stewart brings more than 19 years experience working with disadvantaged communities primarily in Fife. Stewart has spent time working...

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intandem

Susie White

Susie believes in the power of bringing people and sectors together to solve problems. Studying social entrepreneurship in America ignited Susie’s interest in the third sector and the benefit...

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