David was a partner in KMG Thomson McLintock (now KPMG) before moving into industry. He was Managing Director of Caledonian Paper, Finance Director of Scottish Hydro-Electric, Business Development director at SSE and Chair of EMEA capital markets at DTZ. Before he retired, he had a number of non-executive directorships over 20 years, including Scottish Water and several public and private companies. For many years he taught and mentored on The Prince’s Trust enterprise programme. David joined the board of The Gannochy Trust in 2016 and was appointed chair in 2019.
Stephen is an investment specialist, having worked for Goldman Sachs for twenty years, the last eight years of which he was a managing director. He is now a consultant focussed on finance, healthcare, and innovation. Stephen has previously served on a number of health boards, including Tayside as a non-executive director. He is currently a governor of Strathallan School. Stephen joined the board of The Gannochy Trust in 2016 and was appointed vice chair in 2019.
Jane is a partner and lead consultant with the Mudd Partnership, an organisational and leadership development consultancy. Previous to this, she led lifelong learning on COSLA and was the deputy chief executive of the Scottish Leadership Foundation. Jane is experienced in working with leaders and organisations on achieving excellence and delivering change. She has a keen interest in how charities can create and contribute to thriving communities. Jane joined The Gannochy Trust in 2014.
Bruce has been a solicitor for over thirty years and is currently a partner in Thorntons specialising in property matters and advising clients on their personal legal affairs. Bruce is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and has previously been involved with a number of local charities and fundraising campaigns. He is active in the local community in Perth and joined The Gannochy Trust in 2016.
Roland spent his working life as a town planner with Perth and Kinross Council and its predecessor, latterly as the Head of Planning, before taking early retirement and working in Zambia with the Voluntary Service Overseas. Roland has extensive experience with charities, having been a trustee for a number of local and national organisations. He is also a Commissioner of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland. Roland joined The Gannochy Trust in 2017.
Ailsa trained as a journalist and had a successful career in public relations before moving into fundraising. She has worked with a number of charities and currently works in the Development Department of the Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre. Ailsa’s previous roles have been with Poppyscotland and Scottish Ballet. She has also volunteered for the children’s panel and has a particular interest in housing. Ailsa joined The Gannochy Trust in 2020.
Ruth has a wide-ranging experience of the charities, and currently works as the Trust & Funding Manager of the National Theatre of Scotland. Previous roles in the Scottish cultural sector include working at Scottish Opera and 7:84 Theatre Company. Ruth has a particular interest in supporting vulnerable children and young people. She has volunteered for the children’s panel and is currently a respite foster carer. Ruth joined The Gannochy Trust in 2020.