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.
Jo Coomber (Chair)
Jo is the 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 since 2013.
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 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 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.
Kay has held a number of senior positions within the NHS in a career spanning more than 35 years. She has worked in London, Fife and Tayside in a wide variety of roles, including Child Health Commissioner for NHS Tayside. She is now a 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 Action for Sick Children, Scotland. Kay brings with her a wealth of experience within the health sector to and is highly experienced in multi-agency working within Tayside and across Scotland.
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 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.