Job Title: Chief Executive
Phone Number: 0131 555 9100
I joined EVOC in September 2009 and the time has flown past. I brought to EVOC experience of working with adults and children who have additional support needs, community development, social policy development and, importantly, partnership working. I am absolutely committed to finding sustainable solutions for people and shaping systems to enable this to happen. The work we do at EVOC is all about working together and that has always been my ethos – the net result is I find the work at EVOC exciting, challenging and never ending.
As well as working in the Third Sector I have a long history of volunteering. I am a Trustee of Wicked World Tours, a very small charity which provides grants to enable people with disabilities to cover the extra costs involved in adventurous travel; I am a Director of STAND International working with Scottish people who are marginalised and from disadvantaged communities to volunteer abroad. I am a Director of both Foundation Scotland and Resilient Scotland.
As Chief Executive at EVOC I believe my job is about making connections, showcasing best practice and working together honestly with all sectors to improve the lives of everyone living in Edinburgh.