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.

Alan Frizzell

Chair

BAcc MBA CA

Alan is a Chartered Accountant, spending most of his career in the Scotch Whisky Industry.  He has considerable experience in all areas of finance, particularly in a commercial environment.

He became a Trustee of Quarriers in 2018 and has significant Board experience, not only within the Scotch Whisky sector but with a Glasgow regeneration company for 14 years.  He is also currently on the Board of Trustees for a company in the Sports and Leisure industry.

Prof Michael Greaves

Vice-Chair

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 Emeritus Professor of Haematology at the University of Aberdeen, having retired from clinical practice in October 2014.

He served as Head of College of Life Sciences and Medicine and Senior Vice Principal at the University of Aberdeen. Other roles included membership of the Board of Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership, membership of the Board and Chairman of the Clinical Governance Committee of NHS Grampian, and Chairman of Aberdeen Sports Village.

Catherine Bell MBE

Trustee

Catherine spent most of her career working in university fundraising and alumni relations. A graduate of the University of Glasgow, she initially worked in recruitment but returned to work at the University in 1987. She helped to establish the University’s development operation until her retirement in 2018.

She was a member of the inaugural Scottish Fundraising Standards board and is currently a member of the Dunedin Consort Board. She was secretary of the University of Glasgow Trust until retirement.

Marjorie Calder

Trustee

Trustee. MA, MBA

Marjorie is a former journalist and Director of The BIG Partnership, now working as an independent trainer and consultant 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.

Glen Johnstone

Trustee

Trustee, BAcc CA

Glen is a Chartered Accountant with nearly 20 years’ experience in the corporate finance and restructuring fields. He has worked for big 4 accounting firms, banks and a private equity fund where he sat on the boards of several companies, contributing to their development and growth.  Since 2015, Glen has worked as a Finance Director and in a number of non-executive roles, including as an Independent Director of a leisure and culture trust.

Andrew Kubski

Trustee

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.

David McCallum

Trustee

Trustee LLB (Hons) Dip LP FLSS

David is a former solicitor, having practiced law for over thirty years. After a career in private practice, including partnership in one of Scotland’s largest law firms he moved to focus on corporate law and governance, becoming a legal director with construction and energy businesses. Latterly he was the General Counsel and Group Company Secretary with a major UK energy sector business listed in the FTSE 250.

David is currently the Company Secretary of the Sustainable Biomass Program Limited, a non profit organisation operating a certification scheme designed for woody biomass, used in industrial, large-scale energy production.

Allyson McCollam

Trustee

Trustee PhD MSc

Allyson held the position of Associate Director of Public Health at NHS Borders until 2019. From 2002-2009, she was Chief Executive of the Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health.

Heather McKinlay

Trustee

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

Trustee

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.

David Watt

Trustee

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.

John Wood

Trustee

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.

Sandra Wright

Trustee

Trustee MA, FCCA

Sandra has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry in UK, Algeria and USA, primarily with Halliburton (until 2008) then with Amee (now Worley). Highlights include working as International Controller in Houston, Texas, in order to assure a global SAP implementation; rescuing a failing joint venture in Algeria training the new team of Algerian accountants and establishing a finance system and robust controls; implementing Sarbanes Oxley compliance for Amee Europe and CIS region; carving out entity for sale to Worley, and managing finance team creation and development, and transition process including ERP deployment. Sandra is also a member of Environmental committee and Diversity and Inclusion committee

Sandra’s voluntary work includes 2-3 years at Bethany Christian Trust drop-in centre, more than 20 years as a church elder with pastoral responsibilities, setting up and running a church non-denominational church book club for more than 10 years, and involvement in Fairtrade initiatives.