CHRISTINE MCLINTOCK - CHAIRPERSON
Christine was the President of the Law Society of Scotland in 2015/16 . Christine was the second woman to hold this office, the first having held office in 2005. During her Presidency the Law Society moved to modern open-plan offices, launched a new ambitious 5 year strategy and implemented a targeted ♯DefendLegalAid campaign in the lead up to the Scottish Parliament elections.
Christine worked in large commercial law firm McGrgors and then international law firm Pinsent Masons for a total of 27 years. Formerly a corporate and banking law specialist, she became one of the first law firm partners in the United Kingdom, to be dedicated to Risk & Knowledge Management, focusing on effective working and employing a holistic risk & knowledge strategy designed to improve client service, ensure ethical and regulatory compliance and increase profit margins. She sat on the Board of McGrigors from 2007 to 2012 and chaired that Board for 2 years. Following the merger of McGrigors with Pinsent Masons she was apointed General Counsel to the business and was Head of the Risk, Compliance and Inhouse Legal Services Group. This Group was responsible for risk management, professional indemnity insurance, complaints and claims, quality assurance and regulatory compliance across multiple jurisdictions in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Group also provided legal advice to the business on diverse areas including governance, procurement, third party contracts, outsourcing, and corporate deals such as mergers and acquisitions and opening new offices in foreign jurisdictions. In 2013 she retired as a partner in Pinsent Masons but remained a consultant until December 2015.
Christine has an extensive record of involvement with the Law Society of Scotland, including membership of the Strategy & Governance Group and as Convenor of the Education & Training Committee which sets the standards for qualification as a Scottish solicitor.
Christine is the Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the Society, a new committee set up to oversee policy development and implementation. She is also the chair of the Lawscot Foundation (a charity which provides mentoring and financial support to individuals from less advantaged backgrounds who aspire to become a Scottish solicitor) and a Trustee of the Scottish Council of LawReporting. She is currently serving on the Review Panel conducting an independent review regulation of the Legal Profession in Scotland.
ROS SCOTT - VICE CHAIR
With a clinical background in cancer care in the NHS and senior management experience in palliative care for adults and children, Ros is now an Honorary ResearchFellow at the University of Dundee and a voluntary sector consultant. She was formerly Director of Organisational Development with Children’s Hospice Association Scotland where her responsibilities included organisational change and development, HR, voluntary services, learning and development and research. Her research interests include volunteering in hospital and palliative care, volunteering ethics, transition and life-limited young adults, organisational sustainability and governance.Much of her consultancy work involves work with hospice and palliative care services to develop evaluation and research capacity, volunteering, organisational development and strategy. She also writes, publishes and presents at national and international conferences.
Ros is currently Co-Chair of the European Association for Palliative Care Task Force on Volunteering. With experience of governance, board structure and review, she was formerly a Trustee of Hospice UK. Ros received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with hospice volunteering in 2013. She has had a long association with and commitment to Cruse Scotland having been a client facing volunteer in Forth Valley some years ago and also serving on the former Training Advisory Group.
Michael currently works within the digital marketing team at one of the UK’s leading energy companies, specialising in customer acquisition through online marketing and sales channels. Prior to this role, he spent two years agency side, working with clients from a wide range of industries.
In 2013, during his final year at the University of Stirling, Michael worked as a social media development intern at Cruse Scotland. As part of this internship, he launched Cruse Scotland on a number of social media platforms and developed a social media strategy.
Michael’s areas of interest at Cruse Scotland are in the development and implementation of the existing marketing plan, with a focus on helping to build a strong online presence for the organisation.Michael currently works within the digital marketing team at one of the UK’s leading energy companies, specialising in customer acquisition through online marketing and sales channels. Prior to this role, he spent two years agency side, working with clients from a wide range of industries.
Jane brings a wealth of experience in counselling and supervision and management to the Board. Her background lies in nursing and midwifery; then leading latterly to the Head of Counselling for Couple Counselling Scotland between 1994-2000. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and a Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy supervision.
Jane has served as a Member of the Board of Governors for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy for 5 years and has served previously on the Board of Cruse Scotland.
Jane has run her own successful private counselling practice for 25 years.
Her counselling career has been integrated, progressive and innovative - each role has lead to further development. She prides herself seeing projects through to a successful conclusion.
Stephanie is a grant maker with a leading charity funder, with great knowledge of charity funding and charity trust management. Stephanie will be able to share with us her experience from managing three charitable trusts and the account manager of multiple charitable relationships and funding journeys across many charitable areas both GB and International. Stephanie has also studied counselling, gaining a COSCA qualification in counselling skills and has previously volunteered as a counsellor.
Mike is an experienced leader in corporate IT in an international legal organisation, with experience of strategy development, project management, IT infrastructure and applications development. His experience has included involvement in information security, cybersecurity and data protection compliance.
Mike's current responsibilities have seen a shift from internal IT service delivery to a focus on innovation and working with external clients to deliver collaborative online solutions.
Global Enablement Director Marketing & Sales at Agilent Technologies, a seasoned business leader and ACCA with great experience of financial processes, systems and controls, governance, people management and customer service.
Prakash is a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist currently working at St Johns Hospital in Livingston. His interests are in managing complex conditions that straddle physical and mental illness using holistic approaches. He is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT and systemic psychotherapeutic approaches especially involving trauma and loss. His additional interests are in the field of governance and leadership especially in the charity sector. He is an amateur runner, fitness enthusiast and a part time cyclist’.
An Emeritus Professor in the School of Health Studies at The Robert Gordon University, former Head of Law School at Napier University, former judge of the the First-Tier Tribunal for Immigration & Asylum and human rights lawyer. She is also a lay member of the Royal College of Physicians (Edin). Rebecca has lots of experience as a senior academic of fund raising for academic research and has recently completed a research project on child bereavement with Ros Scott.
Meg's working life started in nursing and she was a District Nurse for a decade before pursuing a career in health care management. She has held senior leadership positions in the voluntary sector for over 15 years and worked in a variety of charities. Meg has worked in charities covering the UK, Scotland and in local communities. Her area of interest is governance and leadership and how charities can remain true to their values and ethos at the same time as being professional and compliant with best practice and legislation. Meg has served as a Trustee on two boards and is currently Chair of ACOSVO (Association of Chief Officers in Scottish Voluntary Organisation). Meg's interest in Cruse Scotland dates back to her nursing days when she referred bereaved relatives of those she had nursed to Cruse Scotland and always valued the service and advice given by staff and volunteers.
Jonathan is employed as a Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Edinburgh University and since September 2014 is also the Director of Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University. Prior to this he worked for 5 years as Head of Professional Development at Oxford University. Currently he is an Honorary Visiting Fellow for Education in Bristol and an Honorary Member of the Centre for Arts Therapy Research in Roehampton. His interest in Cruse Scotland has come from both a professional and personal experience: from working with a number of clients over the years who have experienced loss, research activity in relation to loss and personal loss.