Our trustees oversee the overall vision and governance for Foundation Scotland. Each of them brings a unique set of expertise and experience to help our management team deliver Foundations Scotland’s strategy.
Angus has worked as an investment manager for almost 40 years. In 2006, he founded the Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust. He retired in 2017 and now serves as a non-executive company director, charity Trustee and lay member of the HM Inspectorate of Education.
Barry Sillers, Chair
Barry has protected, supported the growth and development or enhanced the safety and wellbeing of citizens and communities at home in Scotland and abroad, through his career in leadership roles working with the United Nations, NATO, the UK military, the NHS, Health and Social Care and Policing.
Ian has spent over 30 years in the Voluntary Sector working with YMCA in Perth and Aberdeen and YMCA Scotland. He recently established The Growth Partnership to develop and promote Social Impact Investment bringing transformational systemic change to the delivery of services in the community.
James is passionate about the power of communities to achieve more for themselves and to expand social enterprise as the key to social inclusion. He now provides social enterprise consultancy bringing 25 years of third sector experience to clients
Samantha has communications experience in the public sector and she worked with senior figures including Cabinet Secretaries, Chief Executives, and Chairs of Commissions, in a career spanning government, the NHS, charities, and Clarence House
Sarah has over 37 years of experience in the finance and investment sector. Since 2018 she has been focused on voluntary roles which include being the President of St Andrew Boat Club. She is also an External Director of Rakuten Inc
Sharon has a background in health service, consulting and transportation. Currently she is the Director of Internal Audit and Assurance for the Scottish Government
Stephen has extensive experience in the financial sector, where he's held many senior positions. He's long had an interest in supporting business involvement in the community. From 2001-09 he was on the management board of Edinburgh's Telford College
Toby's background is in property and, more particularly, in the activities that this property hosts. In London, this has included the formation of the Brompton Design District and the pedestrianisation of Exhibition Road