Chris is a retired lawyer having been a partner in two major Scottish law firms. He lives in Edinburgh, and apart from the Scops Arts Trust his voluntary work currently includes acting as a trustee of The Scottish Seabird Centre and Vestry Secretary at Christ Church Morningside, Edinburgh. His other interests include running, cycling, tennis and golf.
Jane spent 30 years as a diplomat’s wife, researching and teaching in universities abroad and then in UK comprehensive schools, before setting up Wingate Scholarships in 1988 and moving in 2000 to an Arts trust. She was Hon Secretary of Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery from 2006 to 2014 and was/is Vice Chair of two Homeless charities in London.
Sarah is a retired City lawyer. She is an enthusiastic amateur musician with a keen interest in the visual and performing arts and is a trustee of the St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust. She has a strong interest in education and was a primary school governor for many years.
Nick enjoyed a career in property and project finance with Barclays and now has a varied portfolio of non-executive and advisory roles, including consultancy for Social Finance and board positions with Oasis Charitable Trust and the housing association, Home Group. He is a keen amateur violinist and choral singer.
Barbara is a retired lawyer with experience of company law. She has a strong interest in the arts and currently sits on the boards of the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation and Fidelio Charitable Trust. She has previously volunteered for the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and is a board member of Braid Estate Recreation Ground, Edinburgh.
Sophie, having worked in retail management (Waitrose and Selfridges), now manages the relationships with large retailers for GS1 UK who are a not-for-profit organisation aiming to improve standards in the retail and healthcare industry. Sophie has excellent organisational skills and an interest in the arts. She lives in London.
Damian is a solicitor and partner with Taylor Wessing. He has 20 years’ experience advising private clients on all aspects of tax and estate planning, including philanthropy and charitable giving. He is an advisor to and trustee of other family or corporate charities in a range of sectors.
Maureen supports the Trustees and looks after the day-to-day management of the Trust. She brings many years of experience working in fundraising and marketing for a range of charities.