Our Trustees

Our Trustees work to a robust governance framework which ensures that Quarriers is being managed in the best interests of its stakeholders.

Quarriers’ Board of Trustees

Quarriers’ Board of Trustees is made up of the Chairperson and thirteen Trustees. All of our Trustees, including the Chairperson, are volunteers.

Every second month a Board meeting is held where our Board of Trustees meet with the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Directors to discuss the management and performance of the organisation.

The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and assigned board members meet with the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Directors at additional meetings throughout the year, including the Service Committee, Audit Committee, and Finance and General Purpose Committee.

Our Trustees work to a robust governance framework which ensures that Quarriers is being managed in the best interests of its stakeholders, this is achieved by the Board of Trustees having ultimate responsibility for:

  • The direction, control, financial management of the organisation, compliance with all our legal, regulatory and reporting obligations which govern our activities.
  • Regularly reviewing our strategy and objectives to ensure that they are in line with our charitable purpose and objects.
  • Ensuring Quarriers receive advice, information and guidance from external professional advisors in order to carry out its duties effectively and appropriately.
  • Having a mechanism in place that allows for regular performance, audit and risk reviews of the organisation.
  • Ensuring there is a balance of skills and experience within the Board of Trustees.
  • Ensuring that people using and accessing our services are supported to take a lead in developing policy, service and practice.

Tom Scholes


Chair/Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee - OBE; MSc; CPFA

Previous roles include:
Non Executive Director of Strathclyde Buses in Early 1990s (preparing it for sale to a management/staff buy out); Senior Depute Director of Finance for Strathclyde Regional Council 1986-1995, and Chief Executive of Renfrewshire Council 1995-2006 on retiral.

Tom received the OBE for Service to Local Government in 2002.

Sheila Gillies

Deputy Chair

Deputy Chair/Chair of the Service Committee - MA; Dip Com

After graduating from Glasgow University, Sheila worked in the voluntary sector for several years, before training as a community worker and embarking on a career in local authority social work in 1984. Initially she worked in community development and then moved into a range of community care practitioner and manager roles. Responsibilities ranged from managing adult residential, day and support services, hospital social work, commissioning and leading joint development and partnership working with other public and third sector organisations. Recently Sheila took early retirement and now works freelance in health and social care and teaches piano on a part time basis.

Marjorie Calder


Trustee. MA, MBA

Marjorie is a former journalist and Director of The BIG Partnership, now working as an independent trrainer and consultatnt through OceanBlue Consulting. She works with a range of clients, and is a Trustee of small charity We’re Here, an Ambassador for the Beatson Cancer Charity, and a non-executive director of Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce.

Trisha Cunningham


Trustee. LLB (Hons) DipLP, NP

Admitted as a Solicitor in Scotland in 1995.

After a short period in private practice, moved to an in-house role with a major defence manufacturer, specialising in international commercial contracts.

That was followed by in-house counsel positions with a major UK bank and then an American corporation in the oil and gas sector. The later role included relocation to Italy to live and work.

Graham Findlay


Trustee/Member of Finance & General Purposes Committee

Graham qualified as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, but has spent most of his career in IT Consultancy.  In this capacity he worked with large public and private sector organisations across the UK, designing and implementing change programmes to both business processes and the supporting computer systems.

In his spare time he enjoys curling in the winter and cycling when the weather allows.

Alan Frizzell



Alan is Director of Finance at The Edrington Group. He has been with the group since 1990 and has gained considerable experience in all areas of finance.

Prior to Edrington, Alan trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst and Young in Glasgow. Alan has also served on the board in a non-executive capacity at a Glasgow regeneration company for 14 years.

Trish Godman


Trustee/Member of the Service Committee and Finance and General Purposes Committee

Roles include: Shop Steward (NALCO); Strathclyde Regional Council: Vice Convener; Member of Strathclyde Passenger Transport Authority; Chair of West of Scotland Refugee Council/Racial Equality Committee; Glasgow City Council: Chair Sub-Committee on Social Work/Finance; Vice Chair Social Work Committee ; Chair Glasgow North Adoption/Fostering Panel (Social Work); Chair Local Government Committee, Scottish Parliament, and Deputy Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament.

Michael Greaves


Trustee/Member of Service Committee

Michael Greaves was born in Nottinghamshire. He was educated at Forest Town Primary School and Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Mansfield, then at the University of Sheffield.

He has been employed as a clinician and academic in Sheffield, Melbourne, Sydney and Aberdeen.  He is a Professor of Haematology but retired from clinical practice in October 2014.

He is currently Head of College of Life Sciences and Medicine and a Vice Principal at the University of Aberdeen.

Andrew Kubski


Trustee. BSc, MRICS

Andrew is a chartered surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in the commercial property market. His current position is Director of Development and Asset Management with West of Scotland Housing Association.

Andrew has previously run his own consultancy and was a Partner at Driver Jonas. His primary expertise is in property investment and development, and he has worked with a number of major client including Standard Life Investments, M and G, and CBRE Global Investors.

Heather McKinlay


Trustee, MA (Cantab), Fellow of the Marketing Society

Heather has a long and successful track record in marketing, especially in the strategic, direct and digital areas which is highly relevant and applicable in supporting Quarriers’ fundraising activities in a trustee capacity. Heather has worked as a consultant for a variety of organisations, across private, public and third sectors and is co-founder and director of award-winning specialist tour operator, McKinlay Kidd.

Outside of work, Heather enjoys travel and writing about football.

Nick Pascazio


PgDip Human Resource Management MBA

Nick is Head of HR for Network Rail in Scotland and a member of the Network Rail Scotland executive team. Nick has gained HR experience in many different business sectors including the NHS, Broadcast Media, Higher Education and Retail, as well as starting and running his own successful business for three years.

Nick has previous volunteer experience as a Trustee for Homestart Stirling. Outside of work Nick enjoys cooking and, weather permitting, cycling and golf.

George Peacock


Trustee. BSc (Hons), FRICS

Following university, George worked as a chartered surveyor in the commercial sector before joining the not-for-profit sector, during which time he has transformed a large and diverse property portfolio for a major charity.

George is currently Head of Building Surveying for the National Trust for Scotland and is a fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


David Watt


Trustee/Chair of Quarriers’ Audit Committee

KPMG LLP (and predecessor firms) 1978 – 2014, latterly as Director responsible for assurance services to publicly funded and not-for-profit organisations.

Client experience includes local and central government, NHS, Housing, Higher and Further Educations.

Ian Williams


Trustee. Dipsw, MBA

Over 30 years’ experience in the development and delivery of person-centred health and support services in both statutory and voluntary sectors.

A qualified social worker who has held various Executive and Non-Executive Director roles in charities across Scotland.

Currently holds the CEO role of Visualise, a small Third Sector organisation providing assistance to people with a visual impairment.

An active participant in his local community contributing to the running of the local secondary school’s Parent Teacher Association and a Coaching Assistant with Helensburgh Amateur Athletics Junior Team driven by a passion to offer opportunity to a breadth of young people.

John Wood


Trustee. MA

John Wood is currently the Chief Officer for Health and Social Care at COSLA and has worked at COSLA for over five years covering a range of policy areas including housing, justice, health and social care. Prior to this, he worked in the charity sector, for a think tank and in the House of Commons. He was formerly on the Board of Cyrenians and is working towards an MSc in Public Policy and Management.

John is committed to tackling inequalities and improving outcomes for communities through public service and is passionate about the role the third sector can play.