Lesley Beddie

Leslie Beddie

Joined Board: August 2003


Experience: Achieving business improvement and change through technology  as Director of IT at University of Durham, working with Scottish Parliament and in IT consultancy. Leslie’s earlier career was in education working in universities, Board member of both BECTA and Learning and Teaching Scotland where the focus was on using IT to enhance learning.


Board Role: Vice Chair
Committee Role:  Member of Audit Committee

 

 

Simon Belfer

Simon Belfer

Joined Board: September 2016


Experience: Simon has 30 years' experience in a wide range of senior finance and commercial roles. He has worked for organisations as diverse as Bass, La Senza, NHS Scotland and Edinburgh Napier University. He has managed teams from over 9 to 1,000. He has also led teams in internet sales, warehouses, engineering and customer service. Currently, Simon is Finance Director, Healthcare at Serco


Board Role: Board Member
Committee Role: Member of  Audit Committee

Max Brown

Max Brown

Joined Board: August 2012


Experience: Max has been working with the public sector in Scotland for over ten years, primarily in respect of health and social care integration. He founded his own consultancy business in 2011 providing policy development and strategic management services and support. His clients include the Scottish Government, Audit Scotland, Health Boards and Local Authorities.


Board Role: Chair
Committee Role: Member of Services Committee

 

 

Tom Cotter

Tom Cotter Joined Board: September 2016


Experience: Tom is a Senior Project Manager with Turner & Townsend in Edinburgh. He has extensive experience of successful project delivery via collaborative teamwork, effective stakeholder management, risk management and change management.


Board Role: Board Member
Committee Role: Member of Services Committee

Derek Croll

Derek Croll

Joined Board: January 2015


Experience: Derek is a senior Finance professional with over 30 yrs experience and currently Head of Financial Resources at the Scottish Parliament. Previous management roles include Scottish and Southern Energy, Dixons Stores Group, and the Property Unit Trusts since qualifying as a CA with KPMG. Derek’s skills include corporate governance, strategic planning, performance reporting and change management.


Board Role: Board Member
Committee Role: Chair of Audit Committee

 

 

Abrar Hameed

Abrar Hameed

Joined Board: May 2015


Experience: A qualified solicitor in Scotland, England & Wales currently working in Glasgow. Abrar has many years of financial & legal experience of working both in house and private practice. Abrar has a LLM in Corporate & Financial Law from University of Glasgow and works mainly in the commercial areas of law having special interest in company secretarial, corporate governance and compliance matters. 


Board Role: Board Member
Committee Role: Member of Audit Committee 

 

 

Ian Hartley

Ian Hartley

Joined Board: May 2015


Experience: Ian is an experienced Finance Director with strong commercial experience offering strategic and operational direction. Having worked over a number of sectors, Ian has a proven record at driving improvement and growth. He is currently working as a Chief Operations Officer at Drummond Miller LLP. 


Board Role: Board Member
Committee Role: Chair of Services Committee

Linda Holden

Linda Holden

Joined Board: August 2012


Experience: Linda is a Senior HR professional with over 30 yrs experience in various sectors.  Her career has seen her work with S&N Breweries, United Biscuits, BOC, BSkyB, DC Thomson & Co Ltd and most recently CHC Helicopters where she worked across Europe and Africa. Linda has also held positions involving major culture change with large scale TUPE transfers and business restructuring.


Board Role: Board Member
Committee Role: Pension Trustee and Member of Audit Committee

 

 

Alex McGuire

Alex McGuire Joined Board: September 2016


Experience: Alex has many years' experience in housing and develoment having held senior roles in a large housing association as well as with National and Local Government and private sector house building 


Board Role: Board Member
Committee Role: Member of Services Committee

David Melvin

David Melvin Joined Board: March 2017


Experience: David, who is now retired, from the role as Managing Director of Cordia LLP  which is a multi service provider of care at home and facilities management to Glasgow City Council and other public bodies. He now carries out a role as a Business Mentor on behalf of The Chamber of Commerce and Scottish Enterprise and has extensive experience at a senior level of managing large diverse workforces in both the public and private sector.

Board Role: Board Member
Committee Role: Member of Services Committee


 

Nick Tordoff

Nick Tordoff

Joined Board: September 2016


Experience: Nick is a highly experienced informatics professional with expertise in Information Management, Information Systems and Information and Communications Technology. He has recently provided consultancy services to the NHS and the voluntary and private sectors.


Board Role: Board Member
Committee Role: Member of Services Committee

Anne Walker

Anne Walker

Joined Board: March 2016


Experience: Anne is retired and has been a Blackwood tenant since June 2011. Anne was previously Chair of the West Team Blackwood regional scrutiny panel. She brings a strong knowledge of being a Blackwood tenant, living with a disability and the challenges that brings. Anne is entirely customer focused and always has the customers’ needs at the forefront of any decisions and considers other people’s views without judgement.

Board Role: Board Member
Committee Role: Member of Audit Committee and Services Committee