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Name:

Susan Douglas-Scott

Position:

Chair of the Board

Career:

Susan Douglas-Scott is the Chair of the Board of Directors for ILF Scotland. She is a disabled woman whose career has focused on disability issues. For the past five years, Susan has followed a portfolio career as a freelance consultant in equalities, health, disability and social care. She is a Non-Executive Director of NHS Education for Scotland, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Leonard Cheshire Disability, a large NGO and a humanist celebrant. This follows on from an 18 year career in local authorities and NGOs in the field of disability and health.

 

 

Name:

Alan Dickson

Position:

Board Director

Career:

Alan Dickson is a qualified accountant (Fellow Chartered and Certified Accountant) who has operated at a senior level, within the public sector, for most of his career. He has experience, gained through a variety of roles, of being part of multi-disciplinary teams and of building good internal and external relationships. Alan is also the Chair of Good Morning Glasgow (a charity that delivers telephone befriending to older people) and was previously a trustee of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

Name:

Fiona O’Donnell

Position:

Board Director

Career:

As Director of Legal at the University of Dundee, Fiona O’Donnell has a stewardship role in the oversight and scrutiny of legal and compliance matters. She has responsibility to ensure probity and consistency of decision making in hearings and panels which can include complex disability issues. Fiona has been a registered mediator since 2004. She is currently working with the charity PAMIS to provide mediation and negotiation skills to carers of profoundly disabled children to assist their engagement with all professionals involved in the delivery of services for their sons and daughters.

Name:

Bridget Sly

Position:

Board Director

Career:

Bridget Sly has over twenty years experience of working in the higher education, public and voluntary sectors in New Zealand and the UK as a practitioner, researcher and policy maker. Bridget is currently employed as Volunteer and Citizenship Manager with Glasgow Life, where she led the award winning Host City Volunteers project for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. She was previously a non-Executive Director of the Glasgay Festival and was a lay advisor to the Metropolitan Police Service.

 

Name:

Elizabeth McAtear

Position:

Board Director

Career:

Elizabeth McAtear has over 30 years’ public sector experience including serving as a Local Authority Councillor and 10 years on the Board of NHS Western Isles, the last two years as Vice-chair. She has also served eight years on the Board of Lews Castle College UHI, two of those years as Chairperson. Elizabeth is currently in the final year of a second term on Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the Public Body established to reverse the decline in the Gaelic language in Scotland. She led the Board as Interim Chair for a year and currently chairs the Policy and Delivery committee. Through her work she has considerable knowledge and experience of corporate accountability, governance, audit and risk management in the public sector and strategic planning.

Name:

Twimukye Macline Mushaka

Position:

Board Director

Career:

Twimukye Macline Mushaka has been working with the Poverty Alliance in Glasgow as a Fieldwork Development Officer since 2008. Previously, she worked as Executive Director of the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) and as an independent consultant on disability issues in Eastern and Southern African regions until 2000. Twimukye has extensive experience of involvement with a range of third sector organisations in Scotland including on the Board of the Scottish Refugee Council (2008 -2014) and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of One Parent Families Scotland, Bridging the Gap and Karibu Scotland. Twimukye has spoken on a range of disability related issues both at national and international level and brings extensive knowledge of how disability impacts on independent living based on her own personal experience of living with multiple disabilities.

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Name:

Liz Humphreys

Position:

Board Director

Career:

Liz Humphreys has 30 years’ experience of working in the public and voluntary sectors. She is a Director and Trustee of the Edinburgh-based charity IntoWork, which supports disabled people in finding employment. She is also an active member of Changing the Chemistry, a Scottish charity with the aim of promoting diversity within organisations, particularly at Board level and has been an Independent Prison Monitor. During her career in the public sector, Elizabeth championed the needs of disabled people and individuals with other protected characteristics through a wide variety of roles, as well as promoting equality issues as a senior leader.