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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:

Advisory BoardBackground information

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.

Stuart Payne

Stuart is the Director of HR & Supply Chain for the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), the body that regulates the oil and gas industry in the UK.  Before joining the OGA in 2015, Stuart's career had been in HR leadership positions within the oil and gas sector in the UK and overseas. His most recent previous role was as the Group HR Director for Dana Petroleum, before which he spent most of his career working for Shell, latterly as HR Vice President for Exploration, Commercial & New Business Development based in Houston, Texas. Since 2013 Stuart has been a Trustee & Non-Executive Director of the Brightside Trust, a national youth mentoring charity that has now worked with 100,000 disadvantages young people around the UK.

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 Scotland's first Showtime 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.

Dorothy Hawthorn

Dorothy qualified as a social worker in 1984 and has spent her career working in the local authority setting. During this time she has held a range of posts in child care and criminal justice social work. For the last 10 years Dorothy was a senior social work manager in Renfrewshire Council and has a breadth of experience in multi-agency working with key strategic partners including Barnardo’s. Dorothy has recently retired from full time work but will take up the role of Independent Chair of the Fostering and Adoptions Panels for Inverclyde Council in 2019. She is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Hub for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. at Edinburgh Napier University which aims to increase the number of looked after young people who go on to access higher education.

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