Providing the people of Neilston with a unique and exciting opportunity
Five trustees have been appointed to the board of the Neilston Windfarm Legacy.
Jamie is a Chartered Accountant specialising in Infrastructure and Renewable Energy projects working as a director in Corporate Finance for Johnstone Carmichael. Jamie previously volunteered as a Trustee of Neilston Development Trust (NDT) and is now an Independent Non-Member Trustee and pro-bono financial controller for Neilston Windfarm Legacy (NWL). Jamie also volunteers for Galston Community Development Trust, BHA Enterprises Limited and Towhead Church in Newmilns. He built his own eco-house and runs a gym in Edinburgh in his spare time.
Marian has had a long career working with housing associations involved in regeneration and community development. Her last role as Director and Secretary involved strategy, financial management and governance. She has served as a non-executive/trustee on several Boards including Greater Glasgow Primary Care Trust and Blackwood Homes and Care, and has played a key role in establishing a new Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), which supports a primary school in Tanzania. She lives in Glasgow.
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.
Cat studied a BSc (Hons) Music Technology down in Staffordshire. She has been a Youth Development worker for South Lanarkshire Council, run a successful Doggy Day Care business, delivered interactive musical workshops for children, and toured internationally as a musician. The village is the heart of her family life and she feels very privileged to be able to bring her children up immersed in such beautiful outdoor space.
Cat is currently studying for a Diploma with the Permaculture Association. Her reasons for joining the board are driven by the ethics of permaculture; people care, earth care and fare share. She wants to help strengthen our community and help empower the groups in the village who have ideas which will benefit Neilston.
Previously Cat volunteered for NDT and joined their board in March 2021 when she also became the NDT trustee on the NWL board.