Board and Staff

Sue Irving
Chair
Iain Boddy
Vice-Chair
Michael Gowan
Treasurer
Dave Bleasdale
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.

Christine Clarke
Engagement Officer

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

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Selina McMorran
Engagement Officer

Selina is one of our Engagement 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
Engagement Officer

David is our Engagement Officer for the Stewartry 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.

Beth McWilliam
Engagement Officer

Beth is one of our Engagement 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.

Sandi Conway
Policy, Research and Community Planning Officer
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Rachel Reekie
Business Support Manager

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 Performance Officer

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
Business Support Team - Support Officer

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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