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

Cathy Asante

Cathy is a qualified solicitor and legal officer at the Scottish Human Rights Commission. She leads the work of the Commission in promoting a human rights based approach, with a particular focus on health and social care.  She previously worked at Legal Services Agency, a law centre, as a solicitor in the Mental Health Legal Representation Project.

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.

Sue Grant

Sue was until recently a solicitor in private practice with Digby Brown, solicitors. She was an accredited specialist in both Personal Injury Law and Clinical Negligence but  had a special interest and involvement in adoption of children for over 30 years.

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.