Board of Directors
Maybe we should have titled this section Rogues Gallery! But we thought you'd appreciate putting a face to the name of those volunteers on the Trust's Board of Directors.
He is an active member of the Culbokie Church of Scotland where he is the Session Clerk. You will regularly see him helping out at the soup lunch in Findon Hall
Richard has a keen interest in the outdoors and his hobbies include hillwalking, cycling and kayaking as well as gardening.
Bruce's career was made up of 15 years as a research scientist in industry and the remainder in business development and general management. Now retired, Bruce and his wife, Carolyn, have lived in Culbokie for 17 years, including seven years experience as a community councillor.
Mark and his family moved to Culbokie in 2005 and his son attends Fortrose Academy.
Sarah has been involved with the Citizens Advice Bureau for over eight years, the majority of this time as a volunteer generalist adviser in Dingwall. From 2008 to 2014, she worked as Constituency Office Manager and Senior Caseworker for the former Member of Parliament for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, the late Charles Kennedy.
Previously, she worked 20 years plus in various finance roles within the private sector.
Why have Directors?
Directors play an important role in the Trust. The Board of Directors is a formal body of elected (majority) Trust members and appointed/co-opted (minority) others, drawn together for the specific purpose of ensuring the organisation is properly run for the benefit of its members. Directors may be young or old, working, retired or unemployed. For instance they may be a joiner, cook, teacher, farmer, solicitor, stay at home parent or a volunteer play leader. In fact, the more mixed and diverse the Board of Directors, the more representative of the local community it is likely to be and the wider skills range it is likely to have. However, all Directors will be well informed about and take a healthy interest in community issues and activities and be keen to see the Trust make a real difference to the community.
Directors for this voluntary role are recruited through a due process as defined in theTrust’s governing documents. Directors are expected to serve up to three years.
Within the Board of Directors, appointments will be made to key roles e.g. Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary etc.