The WEvo Board

Our Trustees include member representatives from the SRGs 


Sarah Davidson - Chair

Sarah Davidson (Chair) is the CEO of the Carnegie UK Trust and before that she worked for the Scottish Government, where she first got excited about the SRG approach in 2012.


Alistair Grimes - Trustee

Alistair Grimes is an experienced senior manager with over 30 years at CEO and Director level.  He supports creative activations to generate systemic change across all communities.


Joe Kallarackal - Trustee

Joe Kallarackal is formerly Spring Impact’s UK Director, now Senior Advisory. He is a freelance consultant focused on scaling effective services.


Ruth Bacon - Trustee

Ruth Bacon formed an SRG with two close friends in 2019 and the trio launched a small interior design studio shortly after.


Fiona McMillan - Trustee

Fiona McMillan is a stay-at-home Mum, a member of 5 Mummies Make SRG and is in the process of building her own crochet business `Happily Hooked'.


Deirdre Small - Trustee

Deirdre Small first got involved with WEvolution through a sewing class. As a member of Beloved SRG, she now supports their joint venture, Beloved Weighted Wraps.


Kate Thomson-McDermott - Advisor

Kate Thomson-McDermott heads up the Carer Benefits and Case Transfer Policy Unit in the Scottish Government's Social Security Directorate.


Martin Johnstone - Advisor

Martin Johnstone supports organisations and individuals passionate about tackling poverty. Following 30 years of working with the Church of Scotland, he is now self-employed.


Dawn Austwick - Trustee

Dawn Austwick is the former Chief Executive of the National Lottery Community Fund. Prior to this, she was Chief Executive at Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


Kelsey Reid - Trustee

Kelsey Reid leads on the development of customer marketing and communications for the Corporate and Commercial divisions of NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster bank.

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Deborah Murdoch - Trustee

Deborah Murdoch realised that her skills as a single mum were transferable as well as shareable after joining the SRG, Outside the Box. In addition to being a Trustee, Deborah is also currently on placement at WEvolution.

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Annie Manzor - Trustee

Annie formed Loof SRG with two friends in early 2021. She is the owner of Made by Manzor and lives in the Southside of Glasgow.

The WEvo Team

A cracking team of creative minds and persistent people


Noel Mathias
Founder & Managing Director


Eleanor Campbell
Head of Operations


Pam Shaw
Enterprise Officer


Heather Caren-Tosh
Communications Manager


Rosie Gibson
Business Support Officer


Lawrence Renn


Eddie Kelly
Health and Safety Officer

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Patrick Rees
Communications and Marketing Assistant