OneKind is a registered charity in Scotland and a limited company by guarantee. OneKind is managed by a Board of trustees for the charity.
Our current trustees are:
Sara Bannerman, Chair – Sara has over two decades’ experience in the fundraising and marketing sectors, working with Glasgow Caledonian University, Sense Scotland and Erskine. Sara has been Head of Fundraising and Communications at Erskine since 2010, with responsibility for Fundraising, Marketing and External Communications.
Stuart Gillies – Stuart works as a lawyer in Edinburgh, specialising in Corporate, Banking and Finance law.
Mark Johnson – Mark is assistant clerk to the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee at the Scottish Parliament. Before joining the Parliament, Mark worked as a policy officer for the Scottish Government and as a development officer for a small environmental charity based in Orkney.
Lauren Semple – Lauren has 13 years fundraising experience. She began her career as a telephone fundraiser before progressing to senior roles. She has worked with over 40 charities, to develop high quality, fundraising programmes, delivering long term, committed supporters and maximising lifetime value. In her previous role as Director of Karat Marketing, she led a small team who raised over £750,000 for various charities. Lauren has been a speaker at various conferences including Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention, Yorkshire, Annual Lectures and International Fundraising Congress.
Louise Robertson – Louise has over fifteen years’ experience as a journalist, PR and public affairs professional working at a UK and devolved level. Louise has spent the majority of her career in the third sector and prior to joining OneKind’s board she has worked with OneKind as both an employee and a consultant.
Robbie Marsland – Since the 1980’s, Robbie has worked for social change in the areas of homelessness, international human rights/development and international animal welfare and conservation. He is presently the Director of the League Against Cruel Sports, Scotland.
Alan Cranston – Alan is a retired senior civil servant. He was responsible for strategy and policy development in the UK departments of employment and education, and his career included two years advising the (then) Czechoslovak government. Alan served on the RSPB Council from 2004 to 2009, with a main interest in its education and public engagement programmes, subsequently working on a reserve as a volunteer for a number of years. Until 2016 he was a trustee of Youth Music Theatre UK. Alan moved to Edinburgh in 2017 where he continues with interests including birding, walking, theatre and the arts.
Alan Surgeon – Alan owns and operates a Search and Selection consultancy, specifically working with the Not for Profit Sector throughout the UK. Established in 2010 – AWS works in partnership with large and small charities at a local and national level to source the very best talent within Income Generation, CEO and Board Level. Involved with Registered Charities since 2001, Alan has worked directly with a variety of local and national organisations with varying roles including; Fundraising, Operations, Volunteer Management and Development. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 Alan was nominated for Young Leader of the Year with the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and the consultancy (AWS) was nominated for ‘Best Performing Micro Business’ in 2017 & 2018.