Our Patron is Sheriff Gail Patrick and the members of our Board are:

Thomas Carlton

Thomas is a Social Worker who is currently seconded from his Implementation Lead role at the Promise Scotland to lead the ‘Moving On’ Change Programme at Staf.   Thomas is a campaigner for care leavers; utilising his lived and professional experience to create positive change within Scotland’s care system.

Neil Collar

Neil has been a solicitor for 16 years. He is a partner of Brodies LLP and heads their planning law team. He has extensive experience of law firm management, having been Brodies’ Head of Litigation for 5 years. He has also been involved in running a variety of voluntary groups, including a lacrosse team and a wind band.

Tom Harvie-Clark (Chair)

Tom is General Manager of Strategy and Economic Regulation at Scottish Water. He qualified as an accountant with KPMG before joining the Scottish Government to undertake roles as an economist and then policy advisor. He previously was the managing trustee of a small grant making trust.

Peter Hastie

Peter joined the Board in October 2017.  Peter is a Public Affairs professional for a cancer charity in Scotland, and has worked in public affairs since Devolution in 1999.  Working in-house, for lobbying agencies and for senior government figures over the 20 years, Peter’s expertise is in Holyrood focused campaigning.

Pauline McIntyre

Pauline worked as an Enquiries and Policy Officer at the Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland Office for several years. Currently she is employed as the Clerk to the Education, Children and Young People’s Committee at the Scottish Parliament.

Mandy Young

Mandy qualified as a solicitor in 1977 and has worked mainly in local government since then, latterly as Principal Solicitor with Edinburgh City Council until 2003, when she joined Burness, Solicitors, on their PFI team, advising local authority clients. She brings a wealth of experience with charitable companies, both as Director and adviser.