Board of Trustees

Ian Fraser

Ian Fraser

Chair

Ian Fraser

Ian Fraser

Chair


Ian began teaching in 1972 and was Head Teacher at Ferguslie Primary School for eight years. He later became Inspector of Schools in Strathclyde’s Quality Assurance Unit before working as Corporate Director of Education and Social Care for Inverclyde Council. He worked with children with Down’s syndrome in both roles and joined the DS Scotland Board of Trustees once retired to continue his involvement with Down’s syndrome and child protection.
Karen Gilligan

Karen Gilligan

Vice Chair

Karen Gilligan

Karen Gilligan

Vice Chair


A mother of four, Karen’s second child has Down’s syndrome. She has been an active member of DS Scotland for 26 years and has developed a wealth of knowledge regarding accessing education, health and social work services. Further to her personal experience, Karen has a degree in Social Science and a Master’s Degree in Business. She also manages a furniture reuse social enterprise in the west of Scotland, all of which adds to the skill set on the Board of Trustees
Moira McIntosh

Moira McIntosh

Vice Chair

Moira McIntosh

Moira McIntosh

Vice Chair


As a parent of a child with Down’s syndrome, Moira has practical experience of some of the challenges parents face. When her son was born, she took a break from work after 16 years in HR with a large Pensions and Personal Investment Company. Moira now works as a Manager for a small charity providing early years childcare provision.
Theresa McDaid

Theresa McDaid

Trustee

Theresa McDaid

Theresa McDaid

Trustee


Theresa is mother to two young men. The eldest is 24 and has Down’s Syndrome while his brother has an inherited metabolic condition. Over the years, Theresa has acquired a great deal of experience working with a variety of professionals and agencies. She has also been part of several committees as a parent representative in relation to health, education and wellbeing connected with her sons. She has been working as a senior manager within both industry and the public sector since completing an MBA in 1991.
Sharon Bandeen

Sharon Bandeen

Trustee

Sharon Bandeen

Sharon Bandeen

Trustee


Patrica Jackson

Patrica Jackson

Trustee

Patrica Jackson

Patrica Jackson

Trustee


Jim Batchelor

Jim Batchelor

Trustee

Jim Batchelor

Jim Batchelor

Trustee


Stuart McCusker

Stuart McCusker

Trustee

Stuart McCusker

Stuart McCusker

Trustee


Stuart McCusker has over 20 years of marketing experience gained mostly in the media industry working for DC Thomson, Trinity Mirror and Johnston Press across a wide variety of departments. He also has hands-on experience of running SME Social Media campaigns from his time working in the Construction and Storage industries and in his current role with Ceteris in Alloa has worked with a number of business to help improve their SEO, online awareness and Marketing policy. Stuart has a young son, Liam, who has Down's Syndrome.
Stuart Macintyre

Stuart Macintyre

Trustee

Stuart Macintyre

Stuart Macintyre

Trustee


Stuart became a member of Down’s Syndrome Scotland in 1987, shortly after the birth of his son Andrew. He joined the Board of Trustees in 2017 having spent a large part of his career working with Executives and Boards, in both the public and private sectors, on senior talent management. He previously chaired a not for profit organisation specialising in international educational exchange and is currently chair of a small charity supporting underprivileged children in India. Stuart continues to be guided by Andrew through the challenges and joys of Down’s Syndrome.