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.
Lesley Stalker

Lesley Stalker

Vice chair

Lesley Stalker

Lesley Stalker

Vice chair


Lesley is married to Ian and they have 3 grown up children and 2 grandsons. Their middle son Aaron who is now 26, has Downs Syndrome and is registered blind. Aaron left school at 16 and has had a team of PAs supporting him, taking him out 6 days a week since then. Lesley has been on the board of DS Scotland for many years, as was Ian before her. Lesley has held different roles including previously as our Chairperson and now as one of the Vice Chairs. Lesley has seen many changes over the last 25 years and has through her involvement with various charities worked hard to make life better for people with DS and their friends and families and continues to do so today.
Mark Docherty

Mark Docherty

Trustee

Mark Docherty

Mark Docherty

Trustee


Mark is married with three children, one of his daughters has Down’s Syndrome. He has been involved with Down Syndrome Scotland for seven years serving as Treasurer on the Grampian Branch. He joined the board in 2016, his aim is to provide a conduit between a local Branch and the national office to ensure that there is an effective means of communication for aims and policies. He hopes to provide the best possible outcome for people with Down’s Syndrome and their support networks.
Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes

Trustee

Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes

Trustee


Steve joined the Board of Trustees in April 2011 after a busy career including 30 years with the Royal Marines, being a trainer in Zimbabwe, a diplomat in Norway, a member of Nato Staff in Belgium. After leaving the forces he became Interim Manager of the Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow. Steve now enjoys supporting local charities of which DS Scotland is one of many.
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