Meet the team

Our approach is entrepreneurial and responsive

Katie O’Donnell

Fundraising Manager
Hi! I’m Katie and I’m the Trust’s Fundraising Manager. I source funding so we can carry out our huge range of projects, our outdoor training programmes to help young people learn new skills and get on the path to work to ambitious developments such as the new Water Play area at The Falkirk Wheel. As...
Katie O’Donnell

Susanne McCarney

Finance & Resources Manager
I’m Susanne and I’m the Scottish Waterways Trust’s Finance and Resources Manager. I provide finance and administration support to the team at the Trust and manage our fantastic Administration team day-to-day. Before coming to the Trust, I worked in the Scottish Spina Bifida Association as a Fundraising Coordinator, but I’ve found my place here. The...
Susanne McCarney

Iain Currie

Finance Administration Officer
I’m Iain and I’m the Scottish Waterways Trust’s Finance Administration Officer. I help the Finance and Resources Manager with the finance and administration and any colleagues who need any IT advice. Before I came to the Trust, I studied Computer Arts at University. Now, I use those skills to highlight the great work we do,...
Iain Currie

Stephen Wiseman

Project Manager - canal college Highlands and Canal Life
Hello! I’m Stephen and I’m the Trust’s Project Manager for canal college in the Highlands and for our Canal Life project. I work with communities throughout the Great Glen and beyond to connect them with the many benefits of the canal. Working with partners and volunteers, we like to think that we’re community catalysts! Before...
Stephen Wiseman

Alan Forrester

Project Manager - canal college Lowlands
Hello! I’m Alan and I’m the Trust’s Project Manager for canal college in the Lowlands. On canal college, we help unemployed young people unlock their full potential through practical heritage activities along the canal network. Before I came to the Trust, I had spent all my working life in the science and engineering sectors, including...
Alan Forrester

Maureen Hill

Fundraising and Project Officer
Hi I’m Maureen and I’m Fundraising and Project Officer for Scottish Waterways Trust. It’s my job to source funding to run innovative projects and make our canal networks a place where people can experience the beauty and heritage of these historic, scheduled ancient monuments. I have had a great passion about canals since my childhood...
Maureen Hill

Nicky MacLennan

Youth Outreach Officer - canal college Inverness
I’m Nicky MacLennan and I’m the Trust’s Youth Outreach Officer for canal college® in Inverness. My role includes recruiting mentors and participants; planning for risks and daily health and safety; managing records; delivering outcomes on our two programme days and ensuring everyone is included and enjoys our sessions. Before coming to the Trust, I worked...
Nicky MacLennan

Ruaraidh Milne

Canal Life Officer - Inverness
Hi, I’m Ruaraidh and I’m the Trust’s Canal Life Officer in Inverness. I take groups out into the wild and green spaces along the canal, from primary schools to adult groups, to connect people with our natural heritage as well as helping conserve and care for it through volunteering. I have worked as a wildlife...
Ruaraidh Milne

Charlie Lyons

Youth Outreach Officer - canal college Falkirk
Hi, I’m Charlie and I’m the Trust’s Youth Outreach Officer for canal college in Falkirk. I help young people learn new skills and build vital self-confidence to get them on the path to a brighter future. Before starting on canal college, I worked for HMRC for over 30 years. After volunteering as a mentor on...
Charlie Lyons

Lesley Scullion

Youth Outreach Officer - canal college West Dunbartonshire
Hi I’m Lesley and I am the Youth Outreach Officer for canal college in West Dunbartonshire, based at Bowling Basin. I support young people through our 14 week programme where they learn new skills and gain qualifications. Before canal college I was a youth worker for 9 years. This is where I learned the skills...
Lesley Scullion

Lisa Snedden

Cultural Heritage Officer
Hi, I’m Lisa and I’m the Trust’s Canal Cultural Heritage Officer. I arrange guided walks, talks and events for community groups, get schools involved in learning more about the canals and lead volunteers carrying out a range of heritage conservation tasks. Before coming to the Trust, I worked for the Tay Landscape Partnership as their...
Lisa Snedden

Claire Martin

Community Engagement Officer
Hi, I’m Claire and I’m the Trust’s Community Engagement Officer. I support people of all ages to get involved in outdoors and nature conservation volunteering, and work with communities along the canals to engage them with our beautiful green and blue spaces and the wildlife to be found there. Previously I worked with the RSPB...
Claire Martin

Doreen Meikle

Administration Assistant
Hi, I’m Doreen and I’m the Trust’s Administration Assistant. I help out with a whole range of administration tasks from making appointments and arranging meetings to keeping our supporter and volunteer database ticking over. Before the Trust I worked in administration for Falkirk Council out in the community. I provided administration support for charities for...
Doreen Meikle
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