Owen . . footballer, sports physio, gin expert and international man of mystery. Owen joined us last year and is now our shift manager looking after bookings, events etc. If you want to book a room, he’s your guy. Also all the babies in creche love him. He’s quite useful really.
Emily... singer, songwriter, lover of anything chocolate and daughter to Gilly (the centre's cake lady). Emily has recently taken on the role of shift manager, organising the fitness side of things (even though she's out of breath climbing the stairs to the fitness suite...). Emily will also be the person seeking out new and existing adult volunteers. She will try bribe you with Gilly's home baking... you have been warned!
Leigh... lover of Lego, spreadsheets and Earl Grey tea.. and can often be found around Christmas time wearing a dress (as the dame in our pantos, thought we should clear that one up). Leigh's in charge of our stuff for young people: he plans youth clubs, sorts out term time activities, visits the schools, runs youth events and organises trips... all with the help of a spreadsheet of course.
A Trustee since 2011 covering customer service and line managing the Centre Manager, I was voted in as Chair in 2017. I am a regular user of the fitness classes and I live with my husband, three boys and our dog Buster in Bridge of Allan. My day job is running training and development programmes and coaching in leadership and management skills.
I live in Dunblane and have been a trustee at Dunblane Centre for 5 years, with primary responsibility for finance and investment. My day job as financial planner comprises advising clients and running my financial services business through St. James’s Place Wealth Management. In my spare time I enjoy road cycling and golf.
I have lived in Dunblane for the past 21 years and have been involved with the Dunblane Centre since just before it opened in 2004. My son was injured in the shootings at the Primary School in 1996 so the Centre has a very special meaning to myself and my family, all of whom have been involved in one way or another over the years. My background is in sales and marketing and I joined the board of trustees to use my skills to help the Centre develop, taking on the role of chairman in 2005 which I held until 2017. My areas of responsibility at the Centre include events, volunteers and Centre activities.
My family and I live in Dunblane and we have been regular users of the Dunblane Centre since it opened. I have been a Trustee since 2016 and my main responsibility is to support funding bids for grants, trusts and sponsorships. My day job is in marketing with a background in professional fundraising and development.
My background is in media, events and government project & service management. My day job mostly involves emergencies: (particularly flooding) planning for them; responding to them; managing education and communications with public agencies and the media; generally helping Scottish communities become more resilient. I've been involved with the Centre since it opened, and as a Trustee am responsible for our communications, performing arts and, like all of us, developing what we do and how we do it.
I live in Dunblane with my wife and two young children. I grew up in the Falkirk Area and went to Strathclyde University. I'm a Chartered Accountant and for the past 9 years I have been the Finance Director at the Scottish SPCA heading up all the Support Services functions from Finance, IT, Human Resources, Maintenance and Administration. Prior to this I was the Financial Controller and Company Secretary at Falkirk Football Club for 5 years after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with RSM Tenon. My interests include Golf, Football, Cinema and spending time with my family.
I joined the Trustee Board in 2016, having recently moved to Dunblane with my young family. My expertise is in financial management and I work in Glasgow with Morgan Stanley. As a Trustee I prepare grant and funding applications and help to secure the financial position of the Centre.
Ann Marie lives with her family in Dunblane and has been a Trustee for a number of years with a break when she worked overseas. She leads on the Facilities and Health and Safety areas of the Board. She works as Head of Operations at the Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde.