Fiona MacLeod, Past Chair
Fiona is our immediate past Chair and now Ambassador. As a senior executive with 22 years international energy sector experience, Fiona sat on over 20 JV and Corporate Boards across some 20 countries. Here she was able to apply her significant marketing, commercial and business transformational experience from a non-executive perspective. Fiona also directly led operational, strategic and marketing businesses in the UK, Europe, New Zealand, USA, Japan, Mexico and Venezuela. Her businesses were regularly in the $1 billion plus turnover range.
Fiona then set up her own company where she is now applying her leadership experience with senior leaders and their teams in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. Her international clients include Qantas, Australian Government, Boston Consulting Group and Our Community.
She sits on the New York City Board of the global microfinance organisation, Women’s World Banking www.swwb.org and on the Development Board of the Women’s Fund for Scotland, as well as Pancreatic Cancer UK. Fiona is a Non-Executive Director of SThree plc and Denholm Oilfield Services.
You may recognise Susan Morrison from the comedy stage.
Susan has a very successful career in comedy hosting big weekend shows at Glasgow’s popular Stand Comedy Club and performing solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe “My Life With The Titanic” and “Auld Reekie’s Oxters”.
Along with stand-up comedy, Susan has been a regular on BBC Scotland making appearances on The Fred MacAulay Show and co-presenting The Morning Show on Edinburgh radio station Talk 107. Susan has also presented a number of radio documentaries on a range of topics from history to current politics.
Susan also has previous experience in marketing from working in a telecoms firm.
With her quick-thinking, fast-talking, no nonsense approach we are delighted she is a Women’s Fund for Scotland Ambassador.
For more news on Susan’s appearances visit her website www.suziemo.co.uk
Kay Feegan has a background in health care and worked for over 30 years in the NHS. Qualifying as a Speech and Language Therapist, she worked first in Glasgow and then in Ayrshire. Until her retirement from the NHS in 2010, she was Manager of the Speech and Language Therapy Service in NHS Ayrshire and Arran and in this capacity had close working relationships with voluntary organisations and charities operating within the health care sector.
Kay was Scottish Councillor on the Board of Trustees of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists in London for over five years, and is currently a Director of two charities in Ayrshire – The May Lockhart Trust and Friends of Portencross Castle. She is on the Scottish Council of ‘Parkinson’s UK’.
Beth Edberg has been involved in helping others since going door to door in Tucson, Arizona to fill her orange UNICEF box, in the 1970’s. She believes in thinking globally and acting local and that with the help of other women, we can each rise up and strengthen our own communities.
Beth is an educational consultant, author and founder of Bee all you can. She believes passionately in the potential of everyone and through her books, keynotes and workshops helps adults and children grow in their confident approach to what life has to offer. Beth also has her own fund, not surprisingly called the Bee all you can Fund which focuses on projects for girls. Beth is also a Trustee of Foundation Scotland.
Aline has over thirty years of experience within the finance industry and third sector both as an employee and a volunteer. She took early retirement from Lloyds TSB Scotland in 2010 having held several managerial roles including managing the Charity of the Year relationship for Scotland and chairing the Women’s Network. Her personal skills and interests include networking, fundraising, event management, written and oral communication and presentations.
Aline has served on the Grants Committee of Foundation Scotland and has just completed a year as a director of an Edinburgh Advocacy Charity.
As a dedicated supporter of the right of women to be equally respected and valued in all areas of their lives, Aline has been involved with the Women’s Fund for Scotland since 2005.
Sandra previously worked for the Scottish Council Foundation and then following that she moved to the International Futures Forum. Here, she organised a series of seminars with many great speakers for an audience consisting of politicians, academia and bankers.
She was a Trustee of Scottish Overseas Aid from 1992 until 1993, and when she wasn’t busy looking after her three children she organised Books on Wheels for the local Women’s Royal Voluntary Service, as well as being part of her local Hospice and Scout committee groups.