SEAMAB - Key Persons
- JOINT CHIEF EXECUTIVE
- Joint Chief Executive of Bruce Tait Associates
Widely recognised and lauded in civil society, Abeer is the Joint Chief Executive of Bruce Tait Associates (BTA), the ground breaking third sector recruitment and consultancy company. A former presenter of BBC Scotland's flagship news programmes, Abeer has also worked at a senior level in fundraising, successfully transforming methodology and results. Awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International, Abeer brings to her role at Seamab communications, fundraising and organisational development expertise - and her passion for transforming children's lives.
A nationally recognised and award winning business leader, Chris Stewart is the CEO and majority shareholder of the Chris Stewart Group. Chris brings to Seamab his in depth knowledge of strategy, finance, business development and management and development of property. As Chair of the Board of Trustees, Chris is highly committed to supporting Seamab and the children. He works closely with the Board of Trustees and the Senior Management Team, promoting the positive development of the charity.
- Executive Chairman of Leading Home Improvements Company CR Smith
Gerard Eadie CBE joined Seamab as a Patron in 2017.
Gerard is Executive Chairman of leading home improvements company CR Smith. Having left school at 16 to become an apprentice glazier, he forged a career for himself and built his own business.
- Company Secretary
- RETIRED COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
A former Director of Corporate Relations for a FTSE-50 company, Julian was appointed in 2014, bringing his extensive experience in leadership and organisational communications to his role of Trustee at Seamab. He is especially skilled in the role of a critical friend, bringing an objective experience to bear on the work of the Board and the senior management team. Julian has supported the development of Seamab's new branding, website and more general communications.
Kate is a former social worker with substantial experience overseeing a range of social work services as a senior manager in local authorities. A number of organisations have benefitted from Kate's professional expertise, including CCETSW, BASW, SSSC, MHTS and most recently the Children's Panel in her role as a Panel Practice Advisor. Kate has a high level of commitment to effective organisational governance as well as an interest in developing children's services that positively impact on outcomes
Margaret has more than 40 years' experience in education, teaching English in a number of schools in Edinburgh before joining the City of Edinburgh Education Department as a Development Officer. She also worked for the Scottish Government as leader of the National CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Team. She is currently a self-employed Education Consultant and Coach, and Convenor of SELMAS (Scottish Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society). Margaret was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by IPDA (International Professional Development Association) in 2011, in recognition of her contribution to Scottish education.