We have welcomed two new trustees to our Board.
Steven Naismith and Helen Page will join our Board on 1 October.
Steven is currently the Interim Head of Retail at Edinburgh Airport. He brings over a decade of experience in the financial sector and has put his expertise to use in his work with other Scottish charities such as Waverley Care. He’s part of the leadership team at Scotland’s busiest airport.
Helen’s career has spanned the UK, USA, Europe and Australasia across almost 30 years. Helen has worked in a range of sectors including financial, retail, food and drink and charity. Prior to choosing to follow a career in Board and Advisory earlier this year, Helen was the Chief Brand Officer of Virgin Money UK (formerly Clydesdale Bank) for almost a decade. During that time, Helen also served as the Chair of Virgin Money Giving.
We set out our ten-year vision in May this year. Titled For All Animals, we have set six ambitious targets to make Scotland the best place in the world for animals to be. This includes reducing instances of unintentional and intentional abuse by half, eliminating the puppy and kitten trade and growing income by 20% to meet the challenges ahead to deliver our key services.
Scottish SPCA Chair, Fiona MacLeod, said: “Recruiting Trustees with the acumen and expertise of Steven and Helen is a real coup for the Scottish SPCA. Both will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the charity as we embark on a bold vision to transform Scotland for all animals.”
Find out more about the our Board here.