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Our Trustees

The CHAS Trustees, also the Board of Directors, have many years of experience in a number of fields covering both the public and private sectors. They’re passionate, committed and responsible for the general governance and oversight of CHAS’s work.

Directors are appointed in accordance with the Articles of Association and are recruited for their skills and experience in areas relevant to the activities of CHAS. Our current board come from backgrounds such as parenting, nursing, paediatrics, social services, finance, business, investment management, legal, risk management and PR/communications.

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George Reid

George was elected as Chair of CHAS in September 2017.

George joined the CHAS Board in 2009, and has served on the Finance and Investment, and Corporate Governance Committees.

George Reid
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Alan Baird

Alan brings a deep understanding of social work principles to the Board

Alan has been a qualified social worker for nearly 40 years and has held a number of senior positions including Director of Social Work with Dundee City Council and more recently as Chief Social Work Adviser to Scottish Government. He also served as President of the Directors of Social Work in 2008/9.

Alan Baird
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Barry Cameron

Barry brings his Communications expertise to the Board.

After many years working in a number of senior communication roles, Barry is now Head of Communications for Standard Life – the life savings company which is part of Standard Life Aberdeen plc.

Barry Cameron
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Edward Doyle

Dr Edward Doyle brings expert clinical knowledge to the board.

Edward trained in Oxford, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow before settling in Edinburgh.

Edward Doyle
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Fiona Gillespie

Appointed as a Director of CHAS in June 2015, Fiona also serves on the Finance and Investment Committee.

With a career in the investment industry, Fiona brings financial expertise to the board.

Fiona Gillespie
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Peta Hay

Peta brings a career in retail and leadership development to the Board.

Four years ago Peta joined Saxton Bampfylde and now works with clients such as Harrods and the V&A Dundee on projects from leadership development to executive recruitment.

Peta Hay
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Gwen Westgarth

Gwen is the parent member of the board.

Her most important job is being mum to a very special little girl, Olivia.

Gwen Westgarth
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Nicola Connelly

Nicola brings a wealth of experience in senior finance roles to the board.

Nicola has worked for ScottishPower in a variety of senior finance roles for more than 20 years and is also a Trustee Director of the SP Manweb Pension Scheme.

Nicola Connelly
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Stephen Reid

Stephen joined the Board of CHAS in March 2017.

Stephen is a partner with the global accountancy firm Ernst & Young LLP and is responsible for leading their Scottish Government, Public Sector and not-for-profit assurance practice.

Stephen Reid

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