Trustee Role Description
- To contribute knowledge and experience to the deliberations of the Trust, in some or all of the following areas: –
– investment and financial management
– commercial management and business skills
– knowledge of the voluntary sector and grant-making
– knowledge of grant-making areas in which the Trust is involved e.g. employment, employment training, supported employment, youth training, secondary/further education
– government policy, including local government
- To participate in meetings of the Trustees which are normally held 4 times a year (3 grant-making meetings) during the working day in Glasgow and to participate in other meetings as required.
- To abide by the majority decisions of the Trustees acting as a body.
- To bring to the attention of the Trustees any conflict of interest which might affect the Trust’s decisions, including financial or other interests in commercial or voluntary organisations, membership of other boards or committees, or employment.
- Should the Trustee so wish, to represent the Trust in attending events, visiting projects and speaking about the work of the Trust.
- To maintain discretion about any discussion among the Trustees which relates to the work of the Trust or to outside bodies, whether financial, commercial or voluntary.
- To respond within a reasonable time to any communication from other Trustees, from the secretariat (at Harper Macleod) or from the assessor, which indicates that a response is expected, and to let the secretariat know if a lengthy absence, or period of time out of normal communication, is envisaged (e.g. more than 3 weeks)
- To have and to maintain access, under normal circumstances, to the internet and to email communication.
- To do all other things expected of a Trustee of a charitable trust and to comply with all legislation and guidance issued by OSCR relating to the conduct of charitable trustees and charities.
Our current Trustees –
Robert Kerr is a Chartered Accountant with over 40 years all-round business experience, previously Managing Partner and Chairman of one of Scotland’s largest independent accountancy firms, he now runs his own consultancy business. He was approved as a Responsible Individual by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, the qualification to act as a registered auditor. Robert was awarded the Accountant of the Year at the Scottish Business Insider awards in 2013, an award he held for two years. He also acts as a non-Executive Director to several private companies and has recently completed his three-year tenure as a Board Director of Glasgow Credit Union, the largest credit union in the UK.
Jacqueline Leslie is a partner in Harper Macleod LLP. As one of the directors of Nominations (Glasgow) Limited, she represents that body on the board of the Trust. Jacqueline attended the University of Aberdeen where she graduated LLB (Hons). She specialises in Wills, Trusts, Inheritance Tax Planning, Powers of Attorney and the administration of estates. She is a Notary Public and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Jacqueline is accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Trust Law and is a member of the panel which considers applications for accreditation. Jacqueline is married with two children and in her spare time enjoys cooking and travelling.
Jane Wylie-Roberts is the Chief Executive of independent Recruitment Agencies Stafffinders and Kingpin International.
Jane has won the award for Best Sales and Marketing Director from the Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce as well as being recognised by Her Majesty the Queen as a “Pioneer to the Life of the Nation” for her services to business and charity at a reception at Buckingham Palace.
Jane is a former pupil of Gordonstoun and a graduate in Business Studies, a Fellow of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and was a finalist in Female Director of the Year for the Institute of Directors. Jane speaks regularly at events on topics about Women in Business and on Family Businesses and also guest lectures at the University of Strathclyde, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and a past Board Director of the Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce. Jane is a strong supporter of a number of local and international charities.