Independent Chair of the Review
Fiona brings significant professional experience and expertise, passion and determination to make change happen for children and young people, and personal experience and insight of the care system to the review.
Fiona is the CEO of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland (the Foundation) - a philanthropic grant-giving organisation for people and communities experiencing disadvantage - and has over 20 years’ experience working in the voluntary sector right here in Scotland as well overseas.
As CEO of the Foundation, Fiona has driven a new strategy for the organisation that includes supporting communities to drive lasting change in systems, practice and culture. She has contributed to the Foundation’s flagship Partnership Drugs Initiative, particularly in relation to its growing focus on the rights and voices of children and young people affected by substance misuse.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Fiona spent seven years at THINK Consulting Solutions, a leading international consultancy dedicated to not for profits where she had responsibility for strategic planning assignments, working mainly overseas.
From late 1999 until 2006, Fiona was at Capability Scotland, latterly as Director of External Affairs. Before Capability, Fiona was Head of Development at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and prior to that spent six years with WaterAid establishing their office for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Fiona is a regular speaker at conferences and contributor to sector journals. In 2016 she was a judge of NESTA’s New Radicals for The Observer.