Meet the trustees

Connecting the canals with those who need them most

Ross Martin

Chair
“The Scottish Waterways Trust changes lives through the power of our canals.” Hi, I’m Ross, the Chair of Scottish Waterways Trust, working with my fellow Board members to create the conditions for our excellent staff and wonderful volunteers to keep making a difference to the lives of people who engage with Scotland’s waterways. The Board helps...
Ross Martin

Diana Murray

Trustee
“The Trust connects the people of Scotland with the rich heritage and incredible environments on their doorstep.” I’m Diana and I was the Chief Executive of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) and recently also joint CEO of Historic Scotland (HS). I’m currently a Fellow of the Society of...
Diana Murray

David Dewhurst

Trustee
“The Scottish Waterways Trust uses the nation’s canals to reconnect communities and bring people together.” I’m David and I’m a chartered accountant currently serving as Director of Finance with EMMS International, an international Healthcare charity. I was also non-executive Director of the charity Fischy Music and was closely involved in developing and improving its financial sustainability during...
David Dewhurst

Faith Simpson

I’m Faith and I’m a fully qualified ACCA affiliate, with over 20 years’ experience in the accountancy profession working in both practise and industry. In 2015, I won the Association of Scottish Business “Women’s Business of Year 2015”, and was also shortlisted for “Scottish Female Entrepreneur of the Year “at the Scottish Business Awards in 2013/4 and 15. ...
Faith Simpson

Claire Ford

Hi. I’m Claire and I’ve been involved in continuous improvement activities across all sectors for more than 10 years. Now Chief Executive of Quality Scotland, the National Partner for the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in Scotland, I’m responsible for driving the overall strategic direction of the organisation. I’m also responsible for creating and developing...
Claire Ford

Dave Gorman

My name’s Dave and I’m the Director for Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh, having previously been SEPA’s Head of Strategy. After qualifying as an engineer, I took two years out to do a wide variety of community work, before returning to do a Masters in Energy and Environmental Systems at Glasgow Caledonian...
Dave Gorman

Bernadette Monaghan

Hi, I’m Bernadette and I’m Chief Executive at Volunteer Glasgow. As part of my time there, I launched Glasgow’s first Volunteer Charter to build a diverse and inclusive volunteer profile for the city. I also have 28 years of experience working in the public and third sectors including previous roles as Chief Executive of Apex Scotland...
Bernadette Monaghan
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