THE Scottish Waterways Trust has appointed four new trustees to its board, which now scores 50/50 on gender equality, after the appointment of three women and one man who join original appointees.
New to the board are Bernadette Monaghan, chief executive of Volunteer Glasgow; Claire Ford, Quality Scotland chief executive; Dave Gorman, the University of Edinburgh’s director of social responsibility and sustainability, and accountancy expert, Faith Simpson. The four being years of experience in the voluntary, academic and business sectors with them, and have vowed to help the trust continue its canal-based work with some of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland.
Scottish Waterways Trust chief executive, Karen Moore, said: “We welcome four, dedicated and skilled trustees and are delighted to have achieved a gender-balanced board. I believe that diversity within board membership is vital as boards make better decisions when a range of voices can be heard and we will continue to work for further diversity.”
Trust chair, Ross Martin, said: “I welcome Bernadette, Claire, Dave and Faith who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the trust’s board. They share our commitment to creating brighter futures for some of Scotland’s most disadvantages communities and safeguarding the country’s vibrant waterways heritage and biodiversity.”