Providing the people of Neilston with a unique and exciting opportunity
June worked for 35 years in careers guidance, often specialising in developing and delivering services for people with additional support needs. This required close operational and strategic links with local authorities, including East Renfrewshire where she has lived since 1986. June has worked in partnership or in an advisory role with charitable organisations such as Enable and The Prince’s Trust. She has also worked with further and higher education providers, and employment and benefits agencies.
Drew is a well-respected local businessman, whose family company J & M Murdoch and Son Ltd is run from the historic Crofthead Mill and employs a number of local people. Drew lives in Neilston and is known to everyone as having a strong commitment to village life, and as a supporter of many local organisations, the Neilston Juniors, Scouts, Crofthead Bowling club to name but a few. Drew also supports many national charities like Macmillan Cancer Support, St Vincent’s Hospice and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.
Mark is a Chartered Accountant specialising in Infrastructure and Renewable Energy projects working as a Manager in Corporate Finance for Johnstone Carmichael. Mark has previous experience working as an Auditor for a mid-tier accountancy firm working across a range of sectors, including not for profit. Mark lives in East Ayrshire.
Ian joined the board of Neilston Development Trust in November 2022 and since then has been their appointed trustee on the board of Neilston Windfarm Legacy SCIO. He is an IT contractor with over twenty years’ experience of large-scale projects across many industry sectors. He has previous board experience gained with an organisation providing support and advice to members in the business sector. Ian lives in Neilston.
Clare has worked in corporate services management within the charity sector since 2010 and currently works for an active travel charity. Her main areas of experience include data protection, charity governance, IT, events planning and volunteer/HR administration. Clare has worked closely with CEO’s senior managers, trustees, volunteers, funders and external partners. She has lived in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire since 1998 and has undertaken various voluntary roles within the local community.
Bruce is a Chartered Surveyor, providing both land and property consultancy advice to the renewables industry and specifically the onshore wind sector. He has worked in this field for some 20 years and is experienced in all things concerning land which relate to wind farm projects. He has lived and worked around Renfrewshire for many years and has many family links to the Neilston area.