Meet our Trustees

Alison Cartwright

Alison Cartwright  – Chairperson
Alison is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with over 20 years experience of all aspects of HR issues. Having worked in different organisations, including the last 10 years at senior management level, she has experience of dealing with recruitment through to redundancy as well as culture change and providing and delivering training and development opportunities. She also has over 10 years experience as a Charity Trustee which includes being Chair of Trustees for a charity in Dundee for 4 years during a period of significant growth.

Lin Maclean – Vice Chairperson
Lin is a retired Chartered Psychologist who has recently become Vice-chair of Families First. She was an officer in the Armed Forces for over 20 years, specialising in officer recruiting, selection and training and language training policy. After a career change, she became an Associate Lecturer at the Open University for modules in Child Psychology and Childhood Studies and Mental Health Science. She is also Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of Women’s Aid, Orkney.
Lin was born in Glasgow and currently lives near Cupar with her two daughters.

Ian Smith
Ian is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of St Andrews.

General Duties

Charity Trustees are the people in overall control and management of a charity.  They may be called directors, management committee members or committee members, but the law considers them to be ‘charity trustees’. They are responsible for the charity’s governance and strategy, and  for making sure that the charity is administered effectively. They must account for its activities and outcomes.

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