- Joan Fraser, EVOC Convenor
- Darren McClintock, Treasurer
- Bill Scott, Trustee
- Peter Raistrick, Trustee
- Beverley A Klein, Trustee
- Jan-Bert van den Berg
- Ella Simpson, EVOC Chief Executive
- Janette Scappaticcio, The Edinburgh & Lothian Trust Fund Trust Administrator
Joan has been Chair of Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund since 2013. She has been a Board Member of EVOC since 2009 and Convenor since 2013. She is a former Chair of EVOC’s Network of Voluntary Organisations for Children, Young People and Families and represented the Network on a number of multi-agency partnership groupings, including the Children’s Partnership. She is also a Trustee of the Energy People Trust which funds projects aimed at alleviating fuel poverty, especially in relation to children, young people and families.
Joan has considerable experience in the charity sector and a particular interest in support for disadvantaged young people. She has a background in health, education and social policy development in the public sector. Previous appointments include: a Non-Executive Director of NHS Health Scotland, past Chair of The Yard and an Independent prison monitor.
Darren graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Masters in Chemical Engineering in 2004 and entered a career in Finance with Lloyds Banking Group. Having worked in a variety of primarily commercially focused roles in both Bristol and Edinburgh, he moved to Jersey in 2012. Returning to Edinburgh in 2014, he joined Virgin Money and currently works as a Senior Finance Business Partner supporting the Investments and Pensions business.
Bill is currently Director of Policy for Inclusion Scotland and National Disabled People’s Organisation. Bill has previously worked as a Senior Researcher in the Scottish Parliament (2003-7); as Deputy Manager of Pilton Community Health Project (2001-3); as Director of Lothian Anti-Poverty Alliance (1997-2001); as a Racial Equality Officer (1995-6); as a Training & Development Worker (p/t) for Edinburgh Employment Rights Campaign (1991-5) and as a Welfare Rights Worker (1989-1995). He has also served as Convenor of the Scottish Employment Rights Network, Chair of Granton Information Centre and as a Board Member with both Skillnet and Edinburgh Unemployed Workers Centre. He currently serves on a number of Scottish Government reference and scrutiny groups and the Ministerial Advisory Group on Employability.
Peter Raistrick, Peter Raistrick was employed by Standard Life Group for 45 years before he retired at the end of 2013. For the last 15 years of his career he was an investment director with Standard Life Investments and was responsible for relationships with relationships with Institutional clients. He was also responsible for Standard Life Investments Treating Customers Fairly policy.
Peter is currently a Trustee of Standard Life’s £4 billion staff pension scheme, a role that he has undertaken since 2011.
Finally, Peter is a Development Director of the Marie Curie Charity.
Beverley, LLB (Hons), Dip LP, is a self-employed, non-practising solicitor. She principally practised in the area of Family Law. She now undertakes bar reports for Edinburgh Sheriff Court and acts as curatrix-ad-litem, protecting the interests of children involved in court proceedings. Beverley has recently completed an appointment as a Safeguarder. She has considerable experience in the voluntary sector where she has provided legal advice to a range of unrepresented individuals and engaged with children for more than 20 years. She currently also sits on a local school’s Parent Council. She has recently become a Trustees for Edinburgh Young Carers.
Beverley became an independent Trustee on 20th November 2012
Jan-Bert has worked in the arts in Edinburgh since 1987. Initially as an arts practitioner and since 1990 as a producer of creative programmes which address inequality in the communities of Edinburgh and the Lothians. He has a strong belief that different life experiences, new perspectives and imaginative approaches enrich art making and can help shape services which are flexible and personable.
During his working life he has been involved in initiatives which highlight the value of culture, volunteering and the voluntary sector. He also has experience in grant-making and assessment through previous involvement in the Edinburgh District Arts Council and Scottish Arts Council Lottery panel and hope to positively contribute this experience to the work of the Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund.
Officers who attend Trustee Meetings
Ella Simpson is the Chief Executive at Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council and has over 30 years experience working in the voluntary sector. She has lead organisations through periods of growth and change and has a strong track record of bringing people together to facilitate solutions to complex problems.
Ella also has a long history of volunteering. She is a Director of STAND International a charity which enables Scottish people who have experienced homelessness to volunteer with organisations in Eastern Europe. She is Board member of Foundation Scotland and Resilient Scotland.
Ella has a BSc Social Science; Dip Community Education; Post Grad Cert Management; Post Grad Cert Leadership.
Janette Scappaticcio is the Trust Fund Administrator for The Edinburgh & Lothian Trust Fund. She deals with the day to day running of the trust. In conjunction with the Secretary of the Trust she deals with grant applications for both the small grants programme (including The Ponton House Trust on behalf of Lindsays, the Edinburgh Police Fund for Children, the Edinburgh Fire Fund) and with the larger applications for consideration by the Trustees. Prior to taking up the post with EVOC in 1989, she worked in the Voluntary Sector.