As a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), established in January 2014, the Foundation received its initial 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 nine Trustees, 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 and community organisations which help the charity deliver its objectives. Trustees are also responsible for aiming to grow the Foundation’s Funds to generate additional income to meet its charitable purposes.
The Foundation employs a part-time Director, Pauline Radcliffe, to support its work.
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.
Robin Gillies - Treasurer
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 - Secretary
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.
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.
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.
Director: Pauline Radcliffe
Pauline is the sole employee of the Foundation and leads the development and operation of the charity in a part time role. All enquiries should be directed to her in the first instance: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 0141 272 3391.