LGBT Health and Wellbeing is governed by a Board of Directors, who are who are responsible for ensuring that the charity is well-managed in line with its vision and mission and that it abides by its charitable objectives. You can find details on our organisation is governed in our Governance Framework.
Yorath Turner is a Human Resources Business Partner within the UK Civil Service. He has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). He has experience at senior board level in HR consultancy and senior leadership, specialising in organisational transformation. His key skills include strategic workforce planning, organisation design & development, and strategic change management.
Acting Vice Chair
Alison Meiklejohn has a background in occupational therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. Her particular skills are focused on mental health and employability, advising the Board on these matters to improve health and wellbeing, address inequalities and discrimination experienced by the LGBT population. She is a non-executive director on NHS Lothian Board, Chairs NHS Lothian Area Clinical Forum and is a Director / Trustee on the Board of Forth Sector. She sits on Professional and Scottish National Groups for the College of Occupational Therapy and Allied Health Professions in Mental Health.
Peter Roberts is the board member responsible for finance. Peter has a degree in Law from Bristol University (1970) and in 1973 qualified as an accountant working for Unilever. He has worked in the UK and various African countries in a range of industries at senior financial and commercial levels and retired from full-time employment in 2006 to work part-time as a consultant in commercial and legal issues.
Jon Dye graduated from St Andrews with a degree in Mathematics and went on to train as an accountant with the international accountancy firm PwC. After 10 years with PwC, Jon joined the Clydesdale Bank. Since then, Jon has held a number of senior Finance roles in the commercial and third sector. Jon has also been a Trustee and Officer of a number of local and national charities. Jon sits on the Audit, Finance and Funding sub committee of the Board.
Alan Jacques is a retired old age psychiatrist, amateur musician and perpetual student. He has been involved with the voluntary sector for over thirty years and is a trustee of Alzheimer Scotland, Lifecare (day and home care services for older people), Music in Hospitals (concerts in hospitals and care homes), the Méniere’s Society (for balance and hearing problems) and the Equality Network. He therefore brings considerable experience in both statutory and voluntary sectors and in the governance of charities.
Zach Anthony is a digital consultant and project manager and has been working in the web since the early 90s. Originally from the United States, Zach came to the UK in 2000 and moved to Edinburgh in 2005, when he setup his own digital consultancy Cazinc Digital. Through Cazinc Zach has provided consultancy services to organisations across industries and sectors in the UK and abroad, both direct and via design and marketing agencies, including a wide variety of charity and voluntary organisations in Scotland.
Martin Redfern's background is in publishing, working at board level for small, medium-sized and multi-national organisations. He is now a self-employed publishing consultant, providing advice and management training to publishing companies and also acting as a university lecturer. His key areas of expertise are marketing, strategic planning and financial management. In particular, he brings experience to the board of governance issues, and marketing planning and techniques.
Naomi is a veterinary epidemiologist who has worked in private practice, government, universities, industry, international organisations, as an independent consultant and project team leader. She has worked in various parts of the world over the last 30 years or so in research, disease control and the development of veterinary services, most recently in Kosovo. She has previously acted as Trustee and Director of Scottish charity VetAid.
Ellie Miles is a corporate fundraiser working in the charity sector in Scotland. Prior to moving to Edinburgh in 2017 and joining the third sector, she spent 15 years working for multi-national media companies in London, working across a wide range of global print and digital brands. Her key areas of expertise are marketing, multi-platform publishing, events, financial management and strategic partnerships.