Ali’s professional career has been committed to forging, developing and managing opportunities for young people to grow, be challenged and realise their potential, passionately believing in achieving these through partnerships and collaboration.
Alistair qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2000 and was Director of Finance for the largest independent accounting firm in Scotland before joining The Wood Foundation.
He retains responsibility for the strategic vision and development of YPI across Scotland including managing a team of 12 colleagues. He leads on our recruitment, manages the administration team and provides vital mentorship and business management support to a number of our investment charities. Jonathan leads on the foundation’s public affairs activity with national peer and government partners.
Jonathan’s career has been solely focused on working with and alongside young people within the public, private and third sectors.
She is also responsible for researching and identifying funding opportunities for our ‘Developing Young People in Scotland’ portfolio. As a result of this research, Georgea is now leading on the establishment of a new programme working closely with local authority partners, pilot schools and training providers to create a suite of unique and impactful professional learning options.
Georgea was one of The Wood Foundation’s first team members, joining in 2008.
She is accredited by the Association of Facilitators as a Level 2 Facilitator.
Suzanne spent 10 years managing PR and communications for a diverse range of third and private sector clients within agencies, including five years managing her own consultancy business.
Melanie comes from an action research background, specialising in impact management throughout the third sector.
Gayle manages the team of Primary Science Development Officers, works closely with local authority partners to develop the ambitions of their primary STEM strategies, leads on the cultivation of relationships with interested local authorities and creates resources, learning materials and professional learning opportunities.
Her background is in secondary education, initially as a Biology teacher and then as Curriculum Lead for Science. Gayle has been a member of the Qualification Design and Verification teams within SQA.
Lynsey has worked in education and graduate development roles in the public and private sectors.
Alex previously held a variety of positions within private and third sector organisations which focused on the development of young people.
Angela qualified as an accountant in 2002 and worked in the profession for 23 years before joining The Wood Foundation.
Olivia previously held an administration role.