Finance and Investment Committee

Tom Ward, Foundation Scotland Chair

Tom has spent the main part of his business career with Scottish & Newcastle plc, with various roles including finance, brewing and corporate strategy. He now has a number of non-executive appointments in both business and the voluntary sectors.

He has been involved with several charities and voluntary organisations throughout his career. Whilst a manager at Price Waterhouse, he was seconded as a volunteer through VSO to work in Papua New Guinea, on business development; he has been the chairman of a mountain rescue team; on the governing body of a university; and now works with Pilotlight, a charity which puts business and professional staff into contact with charities that are looking for support with their own strategic plans.

Tom joined the Foundation Scotland board in December 2010.


John Naylor OBE Trustee

John has a wealth of experience from 30 years involvement in the Scottish charity sector. John has been at the forefront of changes to policy and regulation in Scotland's third sector. In 2000, he was a member of the Commission to Review Charity Law in Scotland, which resulted in the establishment of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), an organisation of which John became the first Chair in 2006. OSCR is now the governing body for 23,000 Scottish charities.

John Naylor recently retired from the posts of chair of OSCR and chair of the UK Scout Development Grants Board. He's also held UK Board and other positions with the Big Lottery Fund and was chief executive of the Carnegie UK Trust from 1992 - 2003. He is currently President of YMCA Scotland; Chair of RSA Scotland; Chair of Strange Town, a Leith-based youth theatre company; Treasurer of the Tomorrow Project; Trustee of Medical Research Scotland; and a co-opted member of National Trust for Scotland Audit and Risk Management Committee.


Graham Paterson Finance & Investment Committee

Graham joined SL Capital Partners LLP in 1997 as one of its founding partners and became Chief Operating Officer in 2009. He was an advisory board member to a number of private equity managers including Apax, Permira, Towerbrook, Terra Firma and Argos Soditic.

He graduated from St Andrews University and joined KPMG in Dundee. On qualifying as a Chartered accountant he joined Coopers & Lybrand as a Corporate Finance Executive in Edinburgh.

He is married with three children and his interests include golf, field sports and community involvement.


Stephen Connelly

Stephen has held a number of senior positions in global financial services firm State Street Corporation’s Edinburgh office. Most recently Stephen was Chief Administrative Officer for its Global Services UK, Middle East and Africa division with particular responsibility for operational risk and regulatory governance and compliance.

Stephen has had a long interest and involvement in supporting business involvement in the community and from 2001 to 2009 was on the Management Board of Edinburgh’s Telford College.


Sharon Fairweather, BSc, ACA, CMIIA

Sharon read Genetics at Edinburgh University before training as a Chartered Accountant. After a short period in industry she moved in to the health service where she undertook a number of financial and managerial roles, including that of Director of Finance at West Lothian HealthCare NHS Trust.  In 2000 she took a career break and spent a year undertaking voluntary work overseas with Raleigh International.

On her return to Scotland she joined the Deloitte consultancy practice, and in 2009 was seconded in to the role of Director – Finance at Transport Scotland. She joined the Senior Civil Service in 2011 where she is currently the Director of Internal Audit and Assurance for the Scottish Government. 

In her spare time she has been involved in a number of charitable and third sector organisations. She was a Non-Executive director of Streetwork for a number of years and was previously a trustee of The Friends of Duddingston Primary School  and the Child Protection Officer for Portobello Rugby Club.


Angus Tulloch

Angus Tulloch has worked in the financial sector for almost 40 years, based in London, Hong Kong and Edinburgh. He founded the East Lothian Pipes and Drums Trust (now the Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust) in 2005, of which he remains as a Trustee. Retiring in 2017, he is now a non-executive director of ScotGems and a lay member of the Scottish Schools Inspectorate.

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