Our operations director

Diane Waugh

Diane has more than 20 years experience working in the Voluntary Sector at both local and national level. She has worked for a variety of condition specific charities as a Services and Development Manager and Volunteer Services Manager. Her passion for working with vulnerable people and their families comes from her own experience as a Carer for her daughter who has complex disabilities. She sees the immense value in working with volunteers to deliver peer support and she is committed to developing services that provide emotional and practical support.

Email: diane.waugh@supportedscotland.org

Tel: 07716 639067

Our volunteer services manager

Jane Fraser

Email: volunteers@supportedscotland.org

Tel: 07458 992580

Our volunteer coordinator

Iona MacTaggart

Email: community@supportedscotland.org

Tel: 07815 799397

Our board and office holders

Robert Davidson – Secretary

Bob is a retired civil litigation lawyer having worked for 40 years mainly in private practice. Latterly Bob worked as a Legal Consultant at the Central Legal Office of NHS Scotland where he gained experience of the interpretation and application of mental health law in Scotland.

Email: secretary@supportedscotland.org

Christina Mackay

Christina comes with a decade of experience in the third sector, predominantly in Fundraising.  She has a passion for philanthropy and now runs her own fundraising consultancy supporting charities and businesses reach their philanthropic and community goals.  She is also an Associate Director with a people and culture consultancy, Lindsay & Lang, providing solutions that promote positive corporate wellbeing and mental health.  She is excited to join the SupportED board and looks forward to helping grow the fundraising portfolio.

Len Rayne – Chair

Len became a trustee late in 2020 after many years in the energy industry. He has a wide range of experience across sales, project management and marketing. Len helped establish a solid relationship between his previous employer and a leading cancer research charity within the UK, raising much needed funds along the way. His role is to help build on the success of the charity to date by increasing awareness of SupportED, and the services that they provide.

Ellie Johnstone

Ellie became a trustee in 2020 with a background in the energy industry, management and health and well-being in a call centre environment. She currently works with a diverse global workforce supporting them in what can be a highly pressurised and forever changing industry.  Having close friends affected by eating disorders and having volunteered before she is keen to get involved with increasing the awareness and support available to people in need.

Janice Malone

Janice works for Healthcare Improvement Scotland, in the Community Engagement Directorate, and manages the programme that provides support and guidance to all 22 NHS boards in Scotland on the development of safe, sustainable and person-centred volunteering.
She is a passionate advocate for volunteering – and the benefits it brings to individuals, communities and organisations. That passion was ignited during the 15 years she worked in the Third Sector. She was responsible for the set-up of Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries which was Macmillan’s first volunteer led cancer information and support service delivered across a local authority area via libraries. Its success led to this model being adopted across Scotland.

Vijayakumar Balraj (VJ)

A global business & technology leader with 20+ years of experience in Technology, Decision Making and Strategic Planning & Execution. Hands-on Functional Leadership experience in Software Engineering, Service Delivery, Data & Analytics. Believes in diversity, inclusive, emphatic and coaching leadership approach, to solve business problems through technology & digital transformation to meet business objectives. Excited to take a lead role in shaping and governing SupportED in a technology transformation journey.

Michael Brown – Treasurer

Michael became a Trustee in 2020.  His key interests and concerns are child welfare issues and the ‘green’ environment.  His career was spent in the ‘clean energy’ sector, where he was a successful business founder, owner and company director at Delta Energy & Environment in Edinburgh.  With over 20 years of experience in bringing about business growth, alongside coaching, mentoring and motivating in commercial and not-for-profit working environments. He’s also a qualified Business Coach and a volunteer call-taker with the Parentline helpline service run by Children 1st

Pauline Gordon  – Trustee

Pauline joins the board having lived experienced of an eating disorder and being passionate about ensuring those suffering from or affected by eating disorders have access to timely, appropriate and person-centred support.  Pauline worked at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations for 8 years before moving on to become CEO of Social Firms Scotland for 13 years. Pauline is well connected across the third sector and social enterprise community and she was named in the top 10 Women in Social Enterprise as part of the WISE 100 Leaders in the UK in 2017. Pauline was involved in co-producing with Scottish Govt, Scotland’s 10-year Social Enterprise Strategy and she continues to support and represent social enterprises at a policy level.