About us Governance OneKind is a registered charity in Scotland and a limited company by guarantee. OneKind is managed by a Board of trustees for the charity. Our current trustees are: Sara Bannerman, Chair – Sara has over two decades’ experience in the fundraising and marketing sectors, working with Glasgow Caledonian University, Sense Scotland and Erskine. Sara has been Head of Fundraising and Communications at Erskine since 2010, with responsibility for Fundraising, Marketing and External Communications. Alan Cranston – Alan is a retired senior civil servant. He was responsible for strategy and policy development in the UK departments of employment and education, and his career included two years advising the (then) Czechoslovak government. Alan served on the RSPB Council from 2004 to 2009, with a main interest in its education and public engagement programmes, subsequently working on a reserve as a volunteer for a number of years. Until 2016 he was a trustee of Youth Music Theatre UK. Alan moved to Edinburgh in 2017 where he continues with interests including birding, walking, theatre and the arts. Charlotte Edgar – Charlotte is a Scottish disputes lawyer who works for an international law firm. She joined OneKind in 2020, and has enjoyed getting to know the team and discussing important issues facing Scotland’s animals. Her legal background gives her a strong interest in animal protection legislation and legal cases concerning animals. In January 2022, Charlotte will begin studying a part-time online LLM (Masters of Law) in Animal Law with Lewis & Clark Law School in the United States. Charlotte shares her life with two horses and in her spare time, enjoys exploring the beautiful Scottish countryside. Stuart Gillies – Stuart is a corporate banking and finance lawyer for an international law firm, based in Edinburgh. He previously held various voluntary roles for the Citizens Advice Bureau, Shelter Scotland and the Aberdeen Sheriff Court In-Court Advice Service. Having completed his LLB at the University of Aberdeen and his LLM (Masters of Laws) at the University of Glasgow, Stuart now lives with his wife, daughter and samoyed just outside Edinburgh. He has always loved animals and the outdoors, studying Animal Welfare law during his LLB and believes passionately in the OneKind vision. Robbie Marsland – Since the 1980’s, Robbie has worked for social change in the areas of homelessness, international human rights/development and international animal welfare and conservation. He is presently the Director of the League Against Cruel Sports, Scotland. Rosie McPhee – Rosie has worked in the Compliance, Financial Crime sector in Banking for over 7 years in Glasgow. Roles have ranged from reviewing court orders, investigating compliance payments and providing advisory support from a sanctions oversight perspective. Alan Surgeon – Alan owns and operates a Search and Selection consultancy, specifically working with the Not for Profit Sector throughout the UK. Established in 2010 – AWS works in partnership with large and small charities at a local and national level to source the very best talent within Income Generation, CEO and Board Level. Involved with Registered Charities since 2001, Alan has worked directly with a variety of local and national organisations with varying roles including; Fundraising, Operations, Volunteer Management and Development. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 Alan was nominated for Young Leader of the Year with the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and the consultancy (AWS) was nominated for ‘Best Performing Micro Business’ in 2017 & 2018. Paul Boyd MBE– With a 25-year history of working in various management roles in the UK music industry, Paul's background revolves around the creative arts sector. Paul is the managing director of Morningside School of Music in Edinburgh, which he set up in 1999. Paul has studied music, entrepreneurship and education at The University of St. Andrews, The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University. He is an honorary professor at Edinburgh Business School within Heriot-Watt University, where he also sits on the board of the University's Entrepreneurial Incubator. Paul has guest lectured in entrepreneurship at Edinburgh Napier University's Centre for Entrepreneurship and The University of South-Eastern Norway. Paul has been a strong advocate for animal welfare reform since he was at school and supports many animal welfare charities worldwide. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA), a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Society of the Arts (FRSSA) and an elected Member of the Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain. Paul became a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the King's Birthday Honours 2023 for services to entrepreneurship and the music industry.