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Charity Champions: Panel Discussion

Mackintosh at the Willow
Mackintosh at the Willow, 215-217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EX.
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Mackintosh at the Willow, Glasgow

September 14, 12:30pm-2:00pm

We welcome you to our next SWIB Focus: The Third Sector

We kick off with a panel of experts from the sector to discuss their board experiences and insights, what have they learned and how you could contribute to your chosen charity.

Our panellists:
Julie Marshall - Jewish Care Scotland
Zahra Hedges - Winning Scotland
Pauline Lunn - In Control
Debbie Shields - SAY Women

There will be a sandwich lunch, tea/ coffee and time for networking.


More on our panellists:

Pauline Lunn:
Pauline Lunn is Director of In Control Scotland, a national charity that works alongside people with disabilities to help them be in control of their lives and the support they receive. She is a passionate advocate for the voluntary sector, and the incredible impact it has on communities across Scotland. Having started as a youth work volunteer almost 20 years ago, she has worked in service delivery, income generation, and strategic development, in the disabilities and homelessness sectors, and completed an MBA at Strathclyde University in 2020. For the last 12 years, Pauline has served on a range of boards, from her local development trust, to large national charities, as a trustee, Treasurer, and Chairperson. She currently serves on the boards of two charities, SCVO (the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations) and YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement, and a small social enterprise, Loop Theatre.

Zahra Hedges:
Zahra is CEO of Winning Scotland, a charity that builds resilience and confidence in children and young people through the adults around them.
Her first board role was at Social Enterprise Scotland, where she became Vice Chair. She was recently been appointed to the board of community safety charity Sacro and advises the board at Kingsway Community Connections. She is a member of Changing the Chemistry which works to improve diversity on boards.

Debbie Shields:
Debbie is a massive advocate of people joining charity Board and Board Diversity (in particular encouraging women to consider joining Boards) is one of her favourite subjects! She has been involved in a number of Boards and has been an advisor to various Boards. At the moment, Debbie is the Chair of SAY Women, Trustee of the Judy Murray Foundation and Committee Member of SWIB. In her day job she is Associate Director at Executive Search Firm Aspen People and heads up their work with Charity and Non Profit organisations amongst other things, which includes recruiting Trustees, Chairs and all things Board related. So has a unique understanding of issues facing Boards, including how to attract and retain Trustees.

Julie Marshall
CEO, Jewish Care Scotland
Julie Marshall is an experienced CEO and business leader. With experience of leading successful teams in a variety of settings, Julie is passionate about developing leaders at all levels of the organisation. Having studied at The Tavistock in London, Julie works with others to support the work of leadership and team development, as well as encouraging collaborative working on projects in her role as CEO at JCS and as a self-employed leadership and organisational consultant working with senior leaders and teams. Julie is particularly interested in supporting organisations to recognise the importance of governance in achieving objectives and its role in promoting positive work cultures.