OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Frances Goldman (Chairperson) has been involved with Home-Start for about eight years; first as a trustee and then as a home-visiting volunteer. She was widowed when her children were very young so has first-hand experience of being a single parent and found supporting a family both rewarding as well as hard work. In her working life, she was a mathematician at Glasgow University. During this time, she organised a lot of outreach to schools and, through this, realised the importance of early intervention. She has been Chair of our Board since 2010.
Matthew Trotter (Treasurer) joined the board in February 2013, following his move to Glasgow after graduating from the University of Stirling. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of ICAS (the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland). He currently works for Johnston Carmichael as part of the Audit team in their Glasgow office.
Jaskaran (Jas) Anand was born in New Delhi and moved to UK to follow a post graduate course in Finance and Economics at the University of Warwick. He came to Glasgow in 2014 to start his career in investment banking and joined Morgan Stanley. Jas joined the Board of Home-Start in July 2015 to fulfil his strong passion about contributing to society. He is enjoying this experience greatly.
Caroline Anderson has been a Home-Start volunteer for eight years which, even at the most difficult of times, is work she finds interesting and rewarding. She joined the Board in 2014. She was a primary school teacher in Glasgow as well as a member of the Children’s Panel and, when she retired, volunteered as a teacher in Nepal and Romania returning to Glasgow to teach in HMP Barlinnie. She is also a wife, mother and grandmother.
Iain Murray has retired from teaching as a secondary school headteacher. He was also Chair of CRUSE Bereavement Scotland (West of Scotland). Currently he is a volunteer on the helpline for CRUSE and a volunteer with Citizens’ Advice Bureau in Maryhill. He joined the Home-Start Board in June 2015.
Patricia Sogbanmu joined the board in May 2016. She worked in Further Education in the field of English and Communications and also in Higher Education in Nigeria for some years. She has been a volunteer with Home-Start since 2008, and is currently supporting individual learners in English as a second language.
Jo Walmsley is an Arts Producer with over 10 years’ experience in public engagement and programme delivery within the creative and cultural sector. Jo has worked on a number of major events including the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, Glasgow Commonwealth Games’ Culture 2014 and the Turner Prize 2015. Jo previously spent 8 years as a volunteer befriender and joined the board of Home-Start in July 2015 motivated by her interest in contributing to her local community.
Alan Webb is Head of Retail for Lookers Audi. Previously, Alan has held roles on the Scottish Council of the Direct Marketing Association (including Chair of the Networking & Events group), Sector Manager at the London 2012 Olympic Games and worked on the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games transport programme. Alan has also been a Panel Chair and Panel Member at Children’s Hearings Scotland and has recently joined the Board of Home Start Glasgow North bringing him closer to the services delivered to families in Glasgow.