Can you tell me a bit about yourself and a brief history of your career?
I am proud mum of three and grandmother of four who loves nothing better than having them all over for dinner – preferably in the garden.
Background in hospitality sector at senior level followed by a period as a civil servant with a few more jobs in between, prior to joining Chamber in 1999.
Now as CEO I head up team of 17 based at Glasgow Prestwick Airport giving a range of support services to businesses across Ayrshire together with working with schools and the college to increase employer engagement.
I represent the private sector on a vast range of committees, boards and stakeholder groups.
Why did you choose to get involved with the Ayrshire College Foundation?
I have always been passionate about education and helping young people reach their full potential. As a huge fan of the work of Ayrshire College becoming involved in the Foundation allowed me to further expand my relationship with the College and support the wider community.
It’s great that the ACF Trustees sponsored Mission Discovery this year. What did you enjoy the most at this year’s event?
The week was amazing and I don’t really have a favourite part. Overall to see the enthusiasm of the young people who are lucky enough to participate, to hear their ideas, be inspired by the speakers and learn something at the same time was a privilege.
Reflecting on the achievements so far for Ayrshire College Foundation, what are you most proud of?
There have been a wide range of projects supported by the Foundation both large and small in financial terms but they have all made a difference to lives of the people involved in the final results. I would have to say I am proud of them all.
What would you say to encourage local groups to apply for funding from the Ayrshire College Foundation?
Be innovative, dream big, have vision – we want to support projects that support the education and development of young people in Ayrshire. The Foundation can help you reach your goal. Also read the information carefully to see if you project fits with our aims and objectives, seek advice from us if unsure. Make contact with the College also for further guidance.