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Senior Management

The Senior Management team works closely with the Trustees to carry out the day-to-day running of Age Scotland.

Katherine Crawford - CEO

Joining the charity as our Chief Executive Officer in July 2023, Katherine Crawford has 19 years of experience in the charity sector, working with Parkinson's UK. Katherine has seen first-hand the challenges older people can face through that work and it is seeing the impact of charities like ours that energises and inspires her.

Bringing experience of influencing and campaigning at the Scottish government, working with volunteers and colleagues in developing and delivering services to benefit people wherever they live, Katherine is keen to focus her energy now to ensure every single older person in Scotland is confident that their voice is heard and knows that we are here.

Living in Fife with her husband, she enjoys getting out to the beach with her lively rehomed Labrador and playing lots of social tennis. Katherine has one son, who is bouncing between home and college.

Becky Goss - Director of People and Culture

Becky Goss joined Age Scotland in March 2023 as Director of People and Culture, bringing over 20 years experience of people focussed HR service design and delivery.

She is passionate about working to ensure that staff and volunteers feel valued and supported to deliver services to support older people in Scotland.

Fiona Cross - Director of Community Services

500x300-Fiona Cross.jpgFiona is the Director of Community Services and is responsible for overseeing the charity’s community development, dementia, veterans’, health and wellbeing and diversity and inclusion services and activities.

Following a move from London to Edinburgh in 1994 she found the voluntary sector to be her natural home and after nearly 30 years of working for communities of interest and is still passionate about enabling and supporting community-led initiatives which put people at the centre of the design and delivery of services.

Before joining Age Scotland in December 2018, Fiona was Director of the Ripple in Northeast Edinburgh which works to improve the quality of life of people of all ages in that part of the city.

Fiona has extensive experience of working to improve health and wellbeing as a former nurse working with the HIV+ community and at Mid and East Lothian Drugs Project for those people impacted by substance misuse.

Married with three children, the youngest has just headed off to university and she is learning what it feels like to have a hallway not littered with shoes and trainers. Fiona likes to unwind by reading, cooking, practicing kundalini yoga and walking her whippet around some of the many beauty spots in East Lothian.

Mike Douglas - Director of Social Enterprises

Mike Douglas

Mike joined Age Scotland in 2012 as the independent Chair of the charity’s Social Enterprise Board and then took on his current role as a member of staff in February 2018. He is proud of how Age Scotland positively impact the lives of older people across Scotland.

He is now responsible for the social enterprises within Age Scotland which deliver much needed services to older people while reinvesting any profits back into the charity, such as age-inclusion in the workplace and helping Scotland's older population live independently in their own homes for as long as they want and are able.

Before joining Age Scotland, Mike worked in financial services where he developed products for older people such as pensions, annuities, drawdown and long term care.

A keen racket sports player, Mike and his wife like to travel. They have four children aged between 16 and 23 and he is looking forward to when they fly the nest!

Derek McKinley - Chief Financial Officer

Derek McKinley

Derek joined Age Scotland in December 2014 and is responsible for the finances of the charity and its subsidiaries. He is also the Company Secretary for Age Scotland and all subsidiaries.

He prides himself in being part of a team which has forged through a period of significant change, resulting in the strong and focused charity Age Scotland is today.

Before joining Age Scotland, Derek worked for Bauer Media, a global media business with interests in radio and magazines. He was financially responsible for the Group’s radio stations in Scotland.

Married with three children and one grandchild, Derek enjoys spending time with family & friends and travelling. He is currently working through a sizeable bucket list of destinations!

For more information:
Call Age Scotland on 0333 32 32 400

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