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Our Board

Kainde Manji - Co-Chair

Kainde is an academic and activist based in Stirling. She recently completed her PhD on the impacts of the Coalition Government's (2010-2015) welfare reform program on disabled people living in Scotland. She now works at the University of Stirling as a research fellow on a participatory research project looking at the relationship between people living with dementia and their neighborhoods. She has previously worked as Women's Officer for NUS Scotland, and for Close the Gap. In February 2017 Kainde became co-chair of Zero Tolerance alongside Natalie Masterson.

Natalie Masterson - Co-Chair

Natalie Masterson is co- chair of ZT and has been a member of the Board since 2012. Natalie is passionate about changing societal and cultural attitudes toward VAW and believes that challenging gender norms in the early years is essential in achieving change.

In her day job Natalie is the CEO of Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (SVE), the third sector interface for the Stirling area. SVE is a membership organisation of local charities, volunteer led organisations and social enterprises. Natalie represents the third sector on the local Community Planning Partnership and Health and Social Care Partnership. Prior to SVE, Natalie was Head of Charitable Services at NUS Scotland and has experience leading national campaigns and developing activists.

Outside of work Natalie is raising her own two mini feminists, and is involved in her local community through the Parent Council.
 

David Baxter

David is a chartered accountant who worked for the Bank of Scotland for 24 years in Business and Corporate Banking. David has a number of other voluntary roles with East Dunbartonshire Association for Mental Health and Fields in Trust. As Treasurer, David brings financial skills and business experience to the Board.

Lisa Clark

Lisa works for SCLD, where she coordinates the communication of research, evidence and practice of relevance to the learning disability sector in Scotland. She has a particular interest in issues of discrimination and violence faced by women with learning disabilities. For the past three years she has also volunteered at LGBT Youth Scotland, supporting young lesbian and transgender women at drop-in youth groups and peer education programmes in Glasgow and Renfrewshire. Lisa is passionate about politics - studying the subject at university, working for MP's, and more recently, campaigning as a member of the Scottish Green Party.

Judith Fisher

Judith was elected as a Councillor for Drumchapel/Anniesland on Glasgow City Council in 2012.  She is currently the Vice-Chair of the City of Glasgow Licensing Board. Judith’s primary policy interests are in the area of Children and Families, particularly in closing the attainment gap.  Prior to being elected, Judith worked in Higher Education, in Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development for Education Professionals, and in Strategic Research and Planning for a brand development consultancy.

Jillian Gilchrist

Jillian first became interested in the violence against women agenda when she joined the violence against women team in the Scottish Government, where she dealt with many issues including funding, setting up the first domestic abuse court in Glasgow and supporting women with no recourse to public funds. Jillian is particularly interested in the impact of violence against women on wider society.  Jillian is passionate about  family and friends, and cats. In 2014 she was a kitten foster mum which left her wanting to open up her own cat sanctuary. In the meantime, Jillian plans to continue to raise awareness of all forms of violence against women and fight for equality. 

 
 

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