BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Kilmaronock Old Kirk Trust is responsible for strategic management of the Old Kirk. It possesses an active and highly committed core of nine elected trustees with a broad range of professional and practical skills in fields such as civil/structural engineering, management roles in the public and private sector, land management, the building trade and administration of burial grounds. Trustees have strong connections to a range of local groups such as the SWRI, the B-Flats Choir, the Bowling Club, church congregations, community council and environmental charities, through which they have gained community development experience.
WILLIE ROXBURGH – CHAIR
Willie is a chartered consulting civil and structural engineer and project manager, involved in numerous projects in the UK and overseas over the last 45 years.
Qualifications: BSc, MBA, CEng, MICE, MIStructE)
Other relevant experience: Past Chair of Kilmaronock Community Council for 13 years.
LESLEY ANDERSON – SECRETARY
Lesley was Head Teacher at Gartocharn Primary School for 27 years (now retired).
Other relevant experience: Secretary/Admin support for small business involving client communication/online booking management/database management and marketing. Secretary and Grounds Convenor for Owners’ Association involving communication/liaison with contractors/minutes/record keeping etc.
DR LESLIE BOWIE – TREASURER
Leslie is a retired Research Director and Product Visionary with a >20-year track record of successfully bringing enterprise level software products to market across Europe, Australia and the USA.
Qualifications: BSc Hons, PhD CEng, MIET (Retd)
Other relevant experience: Gartmore Church Treasurer for 25- years; Held the position of Visiting Professor at School of Science and Technology Nottingham Trent University (before retiring).
DR JANET BEVERIDGE – TRUSTEE
Janet is a self-employed farmer running her own farm business for 28 years
Qualifications: BSc Hons, PhD Zoology
Other relevant experience: Past Board Member of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park for seven years. Former director of Kilmaronock Millennium Association over the period when Kilmaronock Millennium Hall was planned and built. Former chair and secretary and currently committee member of Kilmaronock Heritage Group.
CHRIS BILSLAND – TRUSTEE
Chris is married to a local farmer and has lived in the Croftamie area for 50 years. Past Chair of Croftamie SWRI and past Convener of Rural Tent at Drymen Show. Currently maintains a heavy involvement in SWRI matters. Plays an active role in a very wide range of community and local clubs and activities. Director of a local business. Member of the Kilmaronock Church congregation.
AMANDA BROOKES – TRUSTEE
Amanda has lived in various countries and had many varied roles, teacher in Florida followed by many years as Print and Copy Shop in Episcopal Church there.
Her latest role was English Tour Guide in Frankfurt, Germany. She is hoping to play an active role where needed in Kilmaronock Kirk.
JOHN MITCHELL – TRUSTEE
John has extensive practical experience in building trade and strong family ties with Kilmaronock Church
JAMES SKEA – TRUSTEE
James owns and runs the local pet cemetery. Lived in the Gartocharn area for fifty years. Skills and experience in ground maintenance. Works for a Local Authority re burials. Member of the Kilmaronock church congregation. Plays an active role within the community through membership of a range of groups and clubs such as the Gartocharn B Flats Choir and the Bowling Club.
MARY SWEETLAND – TRUSTEE
Mary is a statistician and was a senior NHS Manager with responsibility for over 600 staff.
Qualifications: BSC Statistics, MBA.
Other relevant experience: Chair of a small environmental charity as well as being a trustee for several others, including Kilmaronock Community Trust. Lifelong volunteer; led fundraising for a new Brownie House for Guiding Scotland. Elder in Lomond Parish Church.