MEET THE TEAM

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REID MCLAUGHLIN

Volunteer Administrator

Reid joined the ICF Board as a volunteer administrator in September 2022. 

 

Reid is a qualified Community Learning & Development worker and worked for Inverclyde Councils Community Learning & Development Service for over 15 years. 

 

Reid has supported a wide range of community groups across Inverclyde ranging from Mental health Groups to Community Councils. 

 

He has been instrumental in setting up a number of local community groups and community organisations. He started his career by assisting local residents set up a local Community Centre where he worked for 5 years as Community Centre Manager.  

 

He went on to set up The Wider Opportunities for Older People in Inverclyde (WOOPI) Project as the project coordinator and in later years became the Inverclyde Friend Dementia Senior Worker. 

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CHRISTIE MCALPINE

Volunteer Administrator

Christie joined ICF as a Volunteer Administrator in September 2022.

Previously working as a fundraiser for a local youth charity, Christie currently works for The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations where she manages their Funding Scotland service. 

 

A local to Inverclyde, Christie grew up in Wemyss Bay and now lives in Greenock.

 

MEET THE TRUSTEES

ELEANOR ROBERTSON MBE

Trustee & Chair

Eleanor is the Chair of ICF and has a vast amount of experience working with voluntary groups. 


In recent times, Eleanor has been on the Board of CVS Inverclyde, Cloch Housing and a volunteer with the Inverclyde Tourism Group. 


With unrivalled knowledge of Inverclyde, Eleanor is well known and respected in Inverclyde and her pragmatic approach ensures successful outcomes for projects.

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HELEN MCCORMICK

Trustee & Vice Chair

Helen recently completed her role as Regional Development Manager for Entrepreneurial Scotland and was responsible for the Leading Tier of Membership to the organisation.


Helen has had a varied career path, holding several senior leadership positions in IBM and is a former Chief Executive of Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce.


Helen now runs her own consultancy business and has an MBA from The University of Strathclyde.

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SUSAN ROBINSON

Trustee

Susan joined CVS Inverclyde in November 2013 as Strategic Investment Officer with a focus on developing partnerships with organisations across Inverclyde. 

Her fundraising experience has focussed on working with individual donors, major donors and charitable trusts and foundations – both as a fundraiser and as a grant-maker.


Susan has worked with small community groups, with larger Scotland-wide, UK-wide and international not for profit organisations and charities, across a wide range of sectors.

In recognition of her work, Susan was presented with the national Fundraising Excellence Award in the Scottish Fundraising Awards 2019.

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ANDREW BOWMAN

Trustee

Andrew is a Director of Gourock-based commercial property and Letting agency, Bowman Rebecchi as well as A&M Advertising.

Andrew started his career in Glasgow at Zurich Insurance and grew to a strategic leadership role, supporting its public sector arm, Zurich Municipal in London before leaving the private sector to join public sector regeneration charity, Riverside Inverclyde for three years.

Andrew is the former Chair of Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) West region, co-founder of the social enterprise Creative Inverclyde and a former Director of Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce.

Andrew lives in Greenock with his wife and two children.

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ELIZABETH ROBERTSON

Trustee

The first-ever Female SNP elected member to Inverclyde Council, Elizabeth is a local arts and theatre enthusiast who is well known locally through her commitment and support to a number of local theatre groups.

Elizabeth is also the SNP Group Leader for Inverclyde.

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KEITH WIMBLES

Trustee

Keith joined the ICF Board in December 2020, having retired from Impact Funding Partners after twelve years as Chief Executive.


He has worked in the voluntary sector for 26 years, providing funding and support for national and local organisations.


A former convener of the Scotland Funders' Forum, Keith worked with funders and the public sector to make funding accessible and flexible.


He has managed Scottish Government grants specifically for Inverclyde and has worked with local partners to support community groups in the area. 

Keith is also Chair of LEAP Sports Scotland.

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CHARLENE ELLIOTT

Trustee

Charlene Elliott joined the Trustees in Summer 2021.


Charlene is the Chief Executive of CVS Inverclyde having joined in September 2019 from her role as Head of Corporate Funding and Development at the Kibble Education and Care Centre in Paisley.


Passionate about the voluntary sector, Charlene brings extensive experience and knowledge working at senior management level in large national charities, to 'make a difference' for the benefit of her home community where she lives. 

Born and bred in Inverclyde, Charlene attended Lady Alice Primary School and Greenock High School. She now lives in Inverkip with her husband and two young daughters.

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