As a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), established in January 2014, the Foundation receives its income through a Donation Agreement with Glasgow Clyde College and is directed by a Board of Trustees.
The charity is directed by a Board of up to seven Trustees, chaired by Professor Stephanie Young, two of whom are appointed by the College from its Board of Management. The Trustees meet quarterly to oversee the operation and stewardship of the Foundation’s funds and to take decisions on applications for funding made by the College. They are also responsible for aiming to grow the Foundation’s Funds to generate additional income to meet its objectives.
The Foundation employs a part-time Director, Pauline Radcliffe, to support its work.
Stephanie is co-founder and Director of Origin HR Solutions (UK) Ltd, helping companies recruit, inspire and develop their people. She is vice-chair of Glasgow Caledonian University, board member of the Wise Group and a Trustee of Borders Forest Trust. She is an Honorary Professor at Glasgow University, a fellow of the RSA, a keen baker and an award winning marmalade maker. Prior to Origin HR Solutions she held Director level positions in Scottish Enterprise Glasgow and Skills Development Scotland.
Councillor Stephen Curran
Councillor Stephen Curran is Glasgow City Council Executive Member for Education and Young People. First elected a Labour Councillor in 2003, Stephen led on council finance and Glasgow’s £2billion budget from 2007 then took forward service reform across all council departments. Other responsibilities have included Strathclyde Police Authority convener, chairing a Community Health and Care Partnership and company chair of City Building Glasgow with one of Britain’s largest apprenticeship programmes. Stephen was a member of Langside College’s board of management before its merger as Glasgow Clyde College and is currently a University of Strathclyde Court member.
Robin Gillies was appointed as an independent Trustee at the May 2016 Board meeting of Trustees. A Chartered Accountant, Robin spent the last 25 years of his working career with The Edrington Group, which manufactures and sells a range of spirits brands. Robin worked at Edrington - which is owned by the Robertson Trust, a major Scottish charity -in a number of roles, initially in finance but ultimately in various senior operational positions. Since retirement Robin is involved in supporting an number of organisations in a voluntary capacity, including 'Glasgow's Young Talent' (MCR Pathways) and Hopscotch Theatre Company as well as training to be a member of Glasgow's Children's Panel.
Gillian Troup was appointed to the Board of Trustees as an independent Treustee at its meeting of 27 September 2016. Gill has worked both in universities and central government and been a board member with Skills Development Scotland.
Alex was appointed to the Board of Trustees as an independent Trustee on 27 September 2016. Alex is the Development Director at Ecosse Regeneration Management Ltd in West Lothian and Chair of the former Motherwell College.
College appointed Trustees
The College is able to appoint up to 2 Trustees to the Foundation, as established in the charity's Constitution.
Keith was appointed as a College Trustee to the Foundation, by Glasgow Clyde College's Board of Management on 10 November 2016. Keith founded and leads a pre-employment vetting business for REED, the recruitment company, w and is also responsible for REED's global assurance and compliance programmes. Keith also chairs a Metropolitan Police organisation protecting and supporting job seekers and sits on the board of two trade associations. He was awarded a Home Office Commendation Award for services to recruitment and is an Enterprise Ambassador for Bolton University
Fiona was appointed to the Foundation by the College's Board of Management on 10 November 2016. Fiona’s background is in marketing, predominantly within the life sciences industry. Fiona’s current role is Chief Executive of Scottish Institute for Enterprise, the national organisation for promoting and supporting enterprise and entrepreneurship in Scotland’s Universities.
Pauline works for the Foundation on Tuesday to Thursday each week. All enquiries should be directed to her in the first instance: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 0141 272 3391.