Board of Trustees
Camphill is governed by a Board of Trustees, drawn from the local business and professional community.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the general control and management of the administration of CSA and carries ultimate legal responsibility.
Current members of the Board
I have two adult children, Lauren and Stephen and one grandson, Joshua, who is almost one year old now. I live with my husband, Trevor, two dogs and a three-legged cat.
Following my undergraduate degree, I trained as a social worker. My professional career began in social work with children and families in London. Subsequently, I worked at Northern College and then at Aberdeen University in the School of Education, training social workers, teachers, and latterly social pedagogues (together with many colleagues from Camphill). My main areas of interest are children’s rights, child development, sustainable international development, inter-professional working and research. (I have a Masters in Educational and Social Research and am currently undertaking research on understanding the emotional world of the beginning teacher.)
I have a long association with Camphill, beginning in the mid-1980s when co-workers attended one of my courses at Northern College. I then became a Council (now Board of Trustees) member. I retired from the university in 2015 and am now free to use my time to do as I wish. After a break of about three years, in 2015 I returned to the Board of Trustees, taking on the role of Chairperson from Tony Crabbe. I am also involved in Simeon and Nature Nurture Ltd as a board member.
Retired company director, having been employed in construction and management throughout my career.
Involved with children and young people through St Machar Rotary Club and The Aberdeen Association of Civil Engineers.
Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
STEM Ambassador, presenting engineering as career to school children.
Joined CSA Council in 2000 and Chair from 2006 till 2016.
Member of Camphill Estates and various committees within Camphill.
I find great satisfaction in being involved with the ongoing development of CSA.
I am a Solicitor with Ledingham Chalmers LLP and the Treasurer of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen.
As a Private Client solicitor, I deal with matters such as Trusts, Estates and Guardianship Orders regularly and, having trained with a wide and varied general practice firm, I am able to approach matters on a holistic basis.
Having grown up in Aberdeen, I've long been aware of the Camphill estates but it wasn't until more recently, when my partner worked at Newton Dee, that I came to appreciate the positive impact which the philosophy and lifestyle of the Camphill movement can have on those within it and the strong sense of community it creates.
I have lived in Milltimber since 1995 with my wife Karen and my two sons Robert (23) and Laurence (21). I studied Mechanical Engineering at Leeds University and have been an engineer in the oil business since 1982.
Outside of work, I enjoy cycling, golf and hill walking. As a family we have had a long association with Camphill in Aberdeen as Laurence is autistic and has attended the school as a day pupil and a resident since 2003.
Married, with children and grandchildren living locally. Other interests include gardening, walking, philately and, not least, reading. Lived and worked/studied in North West, South West and Midlands of England, Mid-Wales, Highlands and (since 1986) Aberdeen in social worker and managerial roles.
Prior to 1986, employed by local authorities; Deputy Director at VSA until 2006; then five years self-employed in varied roles – workforce development strategies, project management, interim CEO and social work. Retired early in 2011 to enjoy more family time.
First degree in philosophy, then social work training and a late-in-life Master of Public Administration at RGU.
I am a Corporate Banker with Santander UK Plc based in Aberdeen. I have worked in Banking for eight years and, prior to this, spent 10 years in Fund Management.
I am kept very busy with my three sons but, whenever I have spare time, I will be found enjoying hillwalking and sailing.
My nephew attends Camphill School currently, so I am hopeful that, through my personal experience of the school and my professional skills, I may be able to assist the school by providing a useful contribution to the Camphill School Board of Trustees.
I have lived in the North East of Scotland since 1978. I three wonderful grown‑up children and two grandchildren.
My original qualification was in Youth and Community Work and I have later post-graduate qualifications in Education and Public Sector Leadership and Management.
I have worked at both national and international level with government, other public and third-sector agencies to inform and influence policy development across children and family services.
I have recently retired from a senior management position in the local authority where my responsibilities included leading the planning and delivery of integrated children’s services, and managing early years and family learning and 16+ services.
I am interested in understanding ways to improve the outcomes for all children and young people within the context of both their family and community. I am an advocate of collaborative working and the particular value that the third sector makes to maximising available resources to deliver services.
I hope to be able to use my professional experience to contribute to the governance responsibilities of the Board, whilst always upholding Camphill’s mission, ethos and values.
I am an architect, working for Camphill Architecture & Development in Bieldside.
I studied Architecture at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen, graduating in 2012, and have worked in Sydney and Aberdeen on a range of bespoke new build and refurbishment projects.
My brother, Jack, went to Camphill School in Aberdeen and his learning, development and wellbeing improved immeasurably over the years as he became a valued part of the community. Due to this, I focused my Masters thesis on Design for Autism to gain a greater understanding of Autism, and am excited to be involved with Camphill School.
I am an Aberdeen FC fan, love watching films and playing guitar in my spare time.
I come from Denmark and have lived in Newton Dee, a Camphill Community for adults with special needs, since 1993.
I am a house coordinator for a large house, and am also involved in many other tasks in the community such as part of the Management Group, Human Resource group, mentor for students on the BA course at Robert Gordon University and a member of the Newton Dee Camphill Community Council.
Born in 1951, I live in Stonehaven and am married with three sons. Our eldest son spent many happy years living and growing as a pupil on Murtle Estate and then with Templehill Community.
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1974 and have held financial and commercial management positions in various manufacturing companies in Scotland, followed by over 25 years working in the Oil and Gas industry, both in the UK and overseas.
I retired from business in 2009 and now, in addition to my work with Camphill School Aberdeen and Nature Nurture Ltd, I am a Rotarian and also enjoy golf, reading and travelling.