The Board


Andy

Andy Greig - Chairman

Chair Person

Andy Greig has been a trustee since March 2017 and Chair Person since March 2018

Marzena

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Trustee

Marzena D’arcy has been a trustee since March 2018.  Member of the HR and Finance sub-group.

Alison

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Trustee

Alison Smith is the current head teacher at Stanwell Nursery School and longest serving member of our board. Alison is also a member of the Childcare Review sub-group.

Sheena

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Trustee

Sheena has been a trustee at Dr Bells since 2016. Additionally, Sheena is a member of the Childcare review group – an internal group looking to develop our childcare service.

Sheena graduated from Edinburgh University and Moray House college of Education. After teaching in Scotland for several years she moved to London and worked in Greenwich for 30 years as a teacher, headteacher and ultimately head of various Childrens Centres. In 2014 she helped set up a company and charity to run a group of Childrens Centres in Greenwich and remains on the board of trustees of that organisation.

Treasurer

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Treasurer

Our previous treasurer, Andrew Waldie left the Board on 31st August 2018. He made a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the organisation and has set up new systems and procedures to manage our finances and budgets.

 We are currently actively recruiting for this post.

Rebecca

Rebecca Chalmers - Board Member

Trustee

Rebecca has been on the board since March 2018 and is also a member of the HR and Finance sub-group.

Rebecca has worked previously in HR and organisational management, being Director of HR for the Scottish Ambulance Service and the State Hospital in Carstairs, having chaired and run the Staff Governance Committees in both roles. With 2 children of her own she is keen to contribute her experience to help families with young children.

Malcolm

Malcolm Chisholm

Malcolm Chisholm was MP and then MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith over a period of 24 years during which he was Minister for Health ( 2001-4) and Minister for Communties  (2004-6). Before that he was a teacher of English at Castlebrae High School and then Broughton High School. He is now retired but active on several boards and in several campaigns as well as spending a great deal of time on childcare of four young grandchildren