Driven by a small and skilled team, we are passionate about learning through sport and committed to positive thinking.
Morag Arnot - Executive Director
Morag joined the Foundation in January 2011 bringing over 20 years’ experience of working in education and culture at both a strategic and operational level. For the last 12 years she has operated at Director level initially as Director of Corporate Services at Edinburgh Napier University and most recently as Director of Planning and Communication and Deputy CEO at the Scottish Arts Council now Creative Scotland. Morag has always enjoyed keeping active, is a keen runner and practices pilates. She can also be seen on the open waters sailing around Scotland. Morag strongly believes in sport as a power for good and is committed to ensuring that all can have access to its many and varied lifelong benefits. firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Anderson - Development Director
Judy is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 15 years financial and commercial experience here in Scotland and overseas and has previously worked for KPMG and Cairn Energy PLC. Passionate about keeping active she has played Touch (rugby) for a number of years, representing Scotland at two World Cups and winning a bronze medal at the European Champs in 2008. She has experienced first-hand the life skills learnt through sport such as developing confidence, learning from mistakes and the value of teamwork and believes all young people in Scotland should have the opportunity to experience this too. Judy is also committed to volunteering, and gives her time and expertise to club sport and a programme for older people.
Catriona Regan- Communication Manager (currently on maternity leave)
Catriona joined the Foundation in November 2011 in a freelance capacity before becoming a part-time member of staff in June 2012. She brings with her over 10 years’ experience of working in education and communication agencies - here in Scotland and overseas. Prior to the Foundation her most recent role was Head of Communications and Marketing at a private university in the Middle East. Catriona has always enjoyed keeping active, but these days it’s usually running around the park with her young son. Catriona believes passionately that all young people should have access to positive sporting experiences in safe and affordable environments. email@example.com
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Eleanor Graff - Communications Manager (Maternity Cover)
Eleanor has joined us on a freelance basis until the end of January. She has provided communications and people side of change consultancy to a variety of large organisations in Scotland and spent time working for a global logistics firm in the Netherlands. She enjoys a range of sport and sporting challenges ranging from hula-hooping to weight training.
Tommy Boyle – Programme Director, Positive Coaching Scotland
Tommy joined the Foundation in 2007, and was responsible for the successful implementation of Positive Coaching Scotland from 2008-2010. A renowned athletics coach, Tommy has 38 years’ experience of coaching at club, district, national and international level. He coached GB internationals Tom McKean, Yvonne Murray and Susan Scott, and in total his athletes achieved 27 medals at European, World, Commonwealth and Olympic level. In addition to ten years’ experience of coach education and mentoring of Scottish coaches, Tommy has a proven track record in managing blue chip companies most recently as Site Manager of Packard Bell Scotland. email@example.com
Richard Orr – Senior Programme Manager, Champions in Schools
As well as being Senior Programme Manager of Champions in Schools, Richard is also editor of In the Winning Zone and author of the ‘Be a Winner’ book. He has a BA Hons in English & Politics from Queen’s University and an MSc with Distinction in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University. He has a background in sports journalism and is a former winner of the BBC Young Sports Reporter of the Year award. Richard has played football and rugby for most of his life, and places great value in being part of a team. In recent years he has taken up squash, playing four times a week because he has learned through his time at the Foundation that the only way to win is through sustained effort! firstname.lastname@example.org
Catriona Morrison - Programme Manager, Champions in Schools
Catriona is a professional long distance triathlete with numerous international titles to her name. She is also a two-time European and four-time world champion in the sport of duathlon. As a triathlete she is driven by desire to reach her own athletic potential. She has worked as an Active Schools Coordinator and has a passion for motivating and inspiring young people to set and achieve their goals. She is also one of the Foundation’s longest serving 'Champion' role models and regularly delivers the Champions in Schools programme in West Lothian. When she is not training and racing she likes to bake!
Stuart Grieve - Football Programme Manager
Stuart Grieve joined the Foundation in November 2010 as the Football Programme Manager for Positive Coaching Scotland. He has worked in a number of sports development roles in Scotland and abroad and has a real passion for developing young people through sport. Stuart is a licence qualified football coach and over the last 12 years Stuart has coached football in club and community programmes, most recently leaving his role as U17’s coach at Partick Thistle Football Club. Stuart is a father of two and spends any spare time he has playing golf. email@example.com
Grant Small - Programme Manager
Grant joined the Foundation in 2008 and again in 2011 as a Programme Manager. Before joining the Foundation, Grant spent five years lecturing in sports sciences at the University of Abertay Dundee. During this time Grant was responsible for the Scottish Football Association’s research into small sided game development. Grant also has extensive coaching experience, having completed his UEFA coaching award, and has worked with Hibernian Football club as a performance manager. Through his time in Higher Education, in the professional game and at the Foundation, Grant has seen time and time again that sustained effort is the key to success in both football and in life. firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlene Smith - Administration Manager
Charlene joined the Foundation in June 2011 after two and a half years as the Project Co-ordinator of a community based social enterprise. She has held a number of roles centred around project management, office management, finance and administration in national and community based charities. Charlene is passionate about personal development and is currently working towards an undergraduate degree in Criminology & Psychology with the Open University and a degree in Psychology & Sociology with Queen Margaret University. She is also very active in her local community and is part of the management committee at her local miners club. email@example.com