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Barnardo’s Scotland National Advisory Board

Barnardo’s Scotland National Advisory Board oversees the development of the children’s charity and promotes and advises on all areas of its work, such as the direction, finances, influencing, marketing and risk management.

There are four members of the Scotland National Advisory Board:

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Chair: Jo Coomber

Jo has recently been appointed to the role of Director of Public Engagement at the National Galleries of Scotland. Jo's previous roles include Director of Marketing for Dobbies Garden Centres and Group Head of Marketing Communications & Brand at Standard Life. Jo has over 15 years’ experience of marketing across a wide cross-section of industries and companies including Reuters, Financial Times and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. Jo is also a Fellow of the Marketing Society and has been a member of the Scotland National Advisory Board (formerly Barnardo's Scottish Committee) since 2013.

Ian Hart  MBE

Ian was appointed Senior Partner in the firm of Hacking and Paterson in 1990. He is the longest service Children’s Panel member in Scotland, having been involved for over 35 years. He has been chair of East Dunbarton Panel for more than 9 years and is presently serving as Chair of the Chairman’s Group for Scotland. Ian is also involved with Kibble as Vice Chair of their Intensive Fostering Service.

Julian Reeves

Julian recently retired as Director of Corporate Relations for Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE). He worked for over 40 years in the electricity supply industry and has been an active supporter of Barnardo’s, particularly through the Barnardo’s Works employment programme. Julian managed both internal and external communications for SSE including acting as media spokesperson. He also developed and delivered SSE’s community and charitable giving programme worth over £4 million per annum.

Joyce Goodwin

Joyce has a long history of support to Barnardo’s. She was recruited to the Care and Hope Appeal Board in March 2007 and headed up the event committee for Barnardo’s first Showtime event which is now an annual event. After a successful career in Commercial Finance at Citibank and UCB she later became Finance Director of an independent broker and became Deputy Chief Executive of Employee Ownership Scotland. She has held a number of Board appointments including the Board of Trustees for Glasgow University Trust, the Development Board of Napier University and the Board of Governors for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Kay Fowlie

Kay has held a number of senior positions within the NHS in a career spanning over 35 years. She has worked in London, Fife and Tayside in a wide variety of roles including Child Health Commissioner for NHS Tayside. She has recently reduced her hours and is now Project Manager co-ordinating two major capital projects. Kay’s other positions include Chairman of Dundee 5th Downfield Scout Group and member of the Executive Committee of the charity Action for Sick Children, Scotland. Kay brings a wealth of experience within the health sector to Barnardo’s Scotland and is highly experienced in multi-agency working within Tayside and across Scotland.

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