Ian Monteague has been active in charities and social enterprises since the late 1960s, alongside a successful educational management career. His work with not-for-profits has been wide-ranging, including youth work, community newspapers, and the justice system and health councils. He is currently involved with the Provanhall Hall Trust (in collaboration with Glasgow City Council and National Trust Scotland), Scotland-based Balmore Trust (incorporating The Coach House Trust and Just Trading Scotland, a subsidiary trading with Malawi and supporting innovative approaches to farming), as well as FARESHARE Trust and FARE Scotland, a community-based charity which has grown from one worker in 1989 to over 60 today with a turnover approaching £1.7m. Ian is also a regular contributor to conferences and seminars at home and abroad including London, Switzerland and the US.
Barry has been active in the charity sector for many years, raising much-needed funds for children and their families impacted by Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Having worked in the legal and financial services industry since the early 1990s, he is currently a vice president in banking.
Barry is married to Kirsteen and they have two children, Jenny and Alex. Jenny was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at four years old and has undergone numerous operations and procedures at the Royal Hospital for Children, including the removal of her large bowel.
Joanne has been involved with the Catherine McEwan Foundation since its formative years and has been a key player in many of our projects and events. She spent the early part of her career as a production and fashion editor for various music and lifestyle magazines.
Gillian is a qualified accountant with over 30 years’ experience in finance. She spent the early part of her career in the NHS before moving into the engineering industry and working within large multi-national companies as well as family-run businesses. As well as being a trustee for the Catherine McEwan Foundation, Gillian also volunteers as a communication partner with a local Scottish charity.
Andy has worked with a number of charities including being on the board for his local Church of Scotland. He has over 20 years’ management experience gained during a career spanning roles within British Telecom and Azzurri Scotland. As a licensed Innermetrix practitioner, Andy now specialises in management consultancy for Scottish SMEs. He is an excellent communicator with a passion for helping others achieve their end goal and has a proven track record working with clients to establish and deliver value within their business.
In his spare time Andy is a keen football fan and also plays golf.
Professor Richard Russell is a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist working in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. His main interest is paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and he is committed to making life better for children and families impacted by IBD. He has published >150 research papers and is currently taking part in many clinical research studies in PIBD. In 2008 he was awarded a PhD for an investigation into the genetic determinants of PIBD in children.