PENUMBRA - Key Persons


Alison Bavidge

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Board
Alison has been involved in social work for nearly thirty years working with and for children in residential care, people with physical disability and sensory needs and people in the justice system. She is currently seconded from the Care Inspectorate to Social Work Scotland to work with Scottish Government, Scottish Prison Service and the health and social care partnerships to develop integrated health and social care in prisons. During her career she has managed social work and social care teams as well as policy, information governance and analytic services. She brings a knowledge of scrutiny and programme management, a keen interest in the development of a sustainable voluntary sector and a passion for great quality services that promote social justice.

ALISTAIR HODGSON

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • Member of the Board
  • POLICY MANAGER
Alistair leads on national policy development within the Scottish Government for digital health & care. He is currently seconded from the NHS to the Joint Improvement Team.

ANGUS MACFARLANE

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • MANAGEMENT/CHANGE CONSULTANT
  • Member of the Board

Anne Marie Logan

Job Titles:
  • Area Manager for Penumbra 's East Services
  • East Area Manager
Anne Marie Logan became Area Manager for Penumbra's East Services in 2013. Anne Marie started as a Support Worker with Penumbra in 1995 and progressed to management roles within the organisation, collecting her RMA and SVQ IV along the way. Anne-Marie also spent 3 years as Business Development Co-ordinator where she made a significant contribution to the quality systems within the organisation. As well as her extensive experience and wide range of skills, Anne Marie is known in Penumbra for her love of music and chocolate!

BRIAN SMALL

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • RETIRED INVESTMENT MANAGER

COLIN BRIGGS

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PLANNING
  • Member of the Board
Colin's professional career to date has been in healthcare settings, including working in NHS organisations across Scotland and England, and at the Scottish Government. He is currently Director of Strategic Planning at NHS Lothian.

CRAIG HAMILTON

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • DIRECTOR SPECIALIST RECRUITMENT COMPANY

DEBORAH MARGARET LINDEN GILES

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • SENIOR HR BUSINESS PARTNER

Issy Murray

Job Titles:
  • West Area Manager

Jane Cumming

Job Titles:
  • Director of Services and Innovation
Jane Cumming worked as an Area Manager for Penumbra from October 1995 until 2011, when she began working as Penumbra's Development Manager. In 2018 Jane joined the Penumbra Directorate as Director of Strategic Innovation and in August, following a directorship restructure, Jane assumed the new position of Director of Services and Innovation. Jane has worked to develop and validate I•ROC and Penumbra's HOPE Toolkit, alongside overseeing other aspects of Penumbra's internal and external development. Jane is a Social Policy Graduate of Stirling University, a Registered Mental Health Nurse and a board member of Mental Health Europe.

Jenn Barnes

Job Titles:
  • Member of NSPLG 's Lived Experience Panel. She Lost Her Brother Calum to Suicide in 2017
As a family, knowing that this pilot service will help support and guide loved ones immediately after a loss to suicide, is a great relief," Jenn says. In the days and weeks after we lost Calum, we had no idea who to turn to for advice and information on practical things like dealing with the police. The new pilot will help to address this situation and ensure that families have answers to basic questions as well as signposts to additional counselling services that they can access as time passes. The risk of suicide amongst people who have recently been bereaved is elevated. I was extremely worried about both my parents after the loss of my brother and having this scheme in place gives me hope that no family will have to struggle alone during what will probably be the most difficult time of their lives. Jenn Barnes is also a member of NSPLG's Lived Experience Panel. She lost her brother Calum to suicide in 2017.

Joanne Mayne

Job Titles:
  • Director of Corporate Services
  • in 2017 As Director of Corporate Services
Joanne joined Penumbra in 2017 as Director of Corporate Services. She is responsible for Finance, HR, Learning & Development, Fundraising and Administration. Her main objective is to ensure that all parts of the organisation are fully supported by the Corporate Services team and that the training needs of all staff are fully addressed. Joanne joined Penumbra from the children's charity Children 1st, where she was Finance Manager. Prior to this Joanne worked for Lothian and Borders Police for 11 years, starting as Management Accountant and finishing as Head of Business Management.

LAURA ELLEN REID

Job Titles:
  • CEO OF SOFTWARE COMPANY
  • Director

Laura Reid - Chairman

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Board
Laura started her career in the NHS as an analyst and now holds a senior position within SIMUL8 Corporation (an organization that develops dynamic and innovative analytics software).

LOUISE GOODLAD

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • Member of the Board
  • PHILANTHROPY & TRUSTS MANAGER
  • Senior Head of Partnerships With the Prince 's Trust
Louise is Senior Head of Partnerships with The Prince's Trust. She is an experienced fundraising professional with over 14 years fundraising experience in the third sector. Having specialised in corporate and event fundraising, for the past five years Louise has focused on growing The Trust's philanthropic income from individuals and charitable trusts. Her remit now also encompasses government and local authority support. Her time with The Prince's Trust has given Louise an insight into the alarming number of young people struggling to cope with depression and anxiety. Family experience of mental health issues has also fired her interest in ensuring access to effective support and prevention. Louise enjoys running and pilates, when she can squeeze them in between family and work commitments.

NIALL FRASER STIRLING

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Niall Stirling

Job Titles:
  • Treasurer of the Board
After training as a Chartered Accountant, Niall has spent over 25 years working in consumer goods and technology in a broad range of organisations, leading finance, strategic and operational roles.

Nigel Henderson - CEO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive
  • in 1991 As a Projects Manager
Nigel Henderson joined Penumbra in 1991 as a projects manager and then worked in a number of senior roles before becoming Chief Executive in 1999. As Chief Executive, Nigel is accountable to Penumbra's Board and has delegated responsibility for all aspects of the organisation's day to day work. Nigel is a qualified mental health and general nurse and has worked in the NHS and in other voluntary sector organisations. He has been working in mental health for over 40 years and has a wealth of experience in leading, managing, developing and innovating services. Nigel is a Director of the Coalition of Care and Support Providers Scotland (CCPS), he is also a Senior Policy Adviser to Mental Health Europe and was President of Mental Health Europe (April 2014 - April 2018). Nigel contributed to starting and developing ‘see me' and the Scottish Recovery Network (SRN). You can find Nigel on Twitter.

NIGEL JOHN HENDERSON - Secretary

Job Titles:
  • Company Secretary

Norton Park


PATRICIA RUTH JOSE HALL

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • VOLUNARY SECTOR MANAGER

Rachael Gibbins - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Head of Finance

Sarah Campbell

Job Titles:
  • Head of Business

Stephen Finlayson

Job Titles:
  • Head of Innovation

Suzanne Stokes

Job Titles:
  • North Area Manager
Suzanne has been Area Manager since August 2013. With a primary interest in the promotion, development and delivery of recovery focused services, Suzanne oversees Penumbra's portfolio of services from Dundee to Moray; ranging from supported accommodation through to specialist early intervention and prevention services. Suzanne has previously worked for three local authorities and both the private and third sectors, providing services to children, families, young adults, older people and people with a range of disabilities.

Walter Kane

Job Titles:
  • Head of People

Western Isles

Job Titles:
  • Nova Service