Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance of the charity and has been drawn from across the country. While, in the past our board was drawn principally from learning disability charities and universities, we now have a board of entirely independent trustees, drawn from the whole population. No trustee has a financial interest in the company. All trustees complete the register of interests.  Our Chairperson is Eddie McConnell, who was appointed by the Board in 2018.

Eddie McConnell

Eddie McConnell

Chair

Eddie is the Chief Executive at Downs Syndrome Scotland. He was previously Director of Development at Sense Scotland and a former Board member at Indepen-dance. Eddie joined the Board at SCLD in 2017. He is also dad to Finlay who is 15 and has Down’s Syndrome.

Jan Savage

Jan Savage

Trustee

Jan is the Executive Director of Scottish Human Rights Commission and was previously Director of ENABLE Scotland. She joined the SCLD board in 2022.

Kenneth Watt

Kenneth Watt

Trustee

Kenneth is the Policy and Public Affairs Manager (Devolved Nations) at the British Red Cross.  He joined the SCLD board in 2022.

Fiona Whelan

Fiona Whelan

Trustee

Fiona is the Assistant Director (Accessibility & Inclusion) at the University of St Andrews.  Fiona joined the board in 2022.

Mark Hull

Mark Hull

Trustee

Mark is a Chartered Accountant who works as a Relationship Director in the Higher Education team for Bank of Scotland. Mark joined the board at SCLD in 2018.

Marion Gillooly

Marion Gillooly

Trustee

Marion is Executive Director of the Dollywood Foundation UK; the home of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a book gifting charity that works with community partners to send carefully selected age-appropriate books in the post, every month, to all registered children from birth until their 5th birthday. Marion joined the Board at SCLD in 2017.

Ann Dougan

Ann Dougan

Trustee

Ann is the Director of Cactus Consulting, and a former Board Member at Quarriers. She joined the Board at SCLD in 2017.

Iain Nisbet

Iain Nisbet

Trustee

Iain is an Education Law Consultant at Cairn Legal, and former Chair of the Scottish Government Advisory Group on Additional Support for Learning. He joined the Board at SCLD in 2017.

Jenny Miller

Jenny Miller

Trustee

Jenny Miller is the Chief Executive of PAMIS, a national charity which supports people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, their families, carers and professionals. She joined the Board in 2015.