The Barnardo’s Scotland National Advisory Board advises on all areas of work across the charity, including finances, influencing, marketing, risk management and our overall direction.

Meet the Board members

Ian Hart MBE

Ian is the longest serving 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 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 was in HR leadership positions within the oil and gas sector in the UK and overseas. He was 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 worked with 100,000 disadvantaged young people around the UK.

Joyce Goodwin (Chair)

Joyce has a long history of supporting Barnardo’s. She was recruited to the Care and Hope Appeal Board in March 2007 and headed up the events 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. Joyce 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.

Dorothy Hawthorn

Dorothy qualified as a social worker in 1984 and has spent her career working in local authorities. During this time she has held a range of posts in child care and criminal justice social work. For the last 10 years, Dorothy has been a senior social work manager in Renfrewshire Council, and has a breadth of experience in multi-agency working with key strategic partners.

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 accessing higher education.

Malcolm Rust

Malcolm is Head of the Charities team at commercial law firm Shepherd & Wedderburn.  Malcolm has advised on the law and regulation of charities for over 25 years and has been heavily involved advising charity clients on the current regulatory and economic challenges facing those operating in the charity sector in Scotland. Re-accredited as a Specialist in Charity Law by the Law Society of Scotland, he collaborated in the writing of “A Practical Guide to Charity Law in Scotland” first published in 2016. He speaks and writes regularly on topics affecting the Third Sector.

In his role as Head of Private Client, Malcolm also advises a range of individual clients and family offices on wealth planning and philanthropy.