Board and Staff

Sue Irving
Chair
Iain Boddy
Vice-Chair
Robin Wishart
Treasurer
Dave Bleasdale
Michael Gowan
Gordon Hunter
Helen Keron
Paula Mitchell
Christine Leadbeater
Jenny Wilson
Norma Austin Hart
Chief Executive Officer

Norma was until recently the director of Austin Hart Project Management, her own consultancy and training business. She was a councillor in the City of Edinburgh Council for ten years, until 2017, where she had responsibility for culture and sports services. Norma was lead councillor on the introduction of the Living Wage and helped to secure Living Wage Employer status for the City of Edinburgh Council, one of the first local authorities in Scotland to achieve this award.

Claire Brown
Operations Manager

Claire is one of our Operations Managers, with a specific remit for Policy and Project work.

She supports our Community Planning and Health and Social Care Integration staff and contributes to this work at a strategic level, representing the sector on a number of  multi-agency partnerships and strategic groups.

Graham Bartlett
Operations Manager
Christine Clarke
Development Officer - West and Membership

Christine has more than 18 years experience of the volunteering sector across Dumfries & Galloway. Working regularly out of Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbright and New Galloway, Christine supports groups with funding, volunteering, constitutions, organisational development, creative solution thinking and much much more.

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Viv Nelson
Development Officer - West

Viv works out of our Stranraer office, across the communities of Wigtownshire. Viv works with groups on any aspects of organisational development that they need to focus on, and supports local volunteers in finding opportunities to match their interests and skills.

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Selina McMorran
Development Officer - East

Selina is one of our Developments Officers for the East of the region and works with groups on any aspects of organisational development that they need to focus on, and supports local volunteers in finding opportunities to match their interests and skills.

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David Link
Development Officer - East

David is one of our Developments Officers for the East of the region and works with groups on any aspects of organisational development that they need to focus on, and supports local volunteers in finding opportunities to match their interests and skills.

Dennis Cameron
Health and Social Care Integration Officer
Sandi Conway
Policy, Research and Community Planning Officer
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Beth McWilliam
Health and Social Care Integration Officer

Beth is a new member of our TSDG team . Previously straight out of uni- MA hons Health and Social Policy student. Currently supporting third sector organisations in Wigtownshire and Stewartry to develop and grow. Beth is passionate about helping support volunteering across both localities.

Jim Martin
Health and Social Care Integration Officer
Rachel Reekie
Office Manager / Executive Assistant

Rachel is the first point of contact for visitors to Third Sector, Dumfries and Galloway. She is in overall charge of our offices in Dumfries and Stranraer. Rachel also provides Executive support to both the CEO and Operation Manager, and is the Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees.

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Rachel Cringean
Finance and Accounts Administrator

Rachel is one of our Administrative Assistants and works from the Dumfries Office. She is also involved in helping our Finances.

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Dan Allan
Technology Administrator

Dan is the organisation’s IT specialist. He not only provides assistance and technical advice to our staff team but also to our member organisations. Dan is based in Dumfries and provides support to the Office Manager. Dan is also in charge of our website and digital presence.

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Stuart Doyle
Administrative Assistant
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