Sean is Chief Executive Officer at The Wise Group, a leading UK social enterprise . He is an empowering, compassionate, and adaptive executive leader with a proven record in delivering value through sustainable, cultural, and commercial transformation for growth and impact .
Sean’s specialties lie in business and culture transformation , business turnarounds , digital enablement, stakeholder advocacy growth and value creation. He is skilled and experienced in operating across complex regulated environments in public, private and third sectors.
Prior to joining The Wise Group, Sean held senior leadership roles with a variety of leading organisations including Newsquest Media Group, National Express Group, Firstgroup, Sky, MGt, STV Group and CBS Outdoor.
Sean has been Chair of the Board of Directors at The Donaldson Trust since September 2021.
Karen is an experienced leader with a background in risk and technology management. In her current role with NatWest Group she combines her expertise in her position of Head of Operational Risk, Innovation and Change. Her remit covers the alignment, management and transformation of technology systems supporting the Bank’s Internal Audit, Legal Governance and Regulatory Affairs, Conduct and Compliance domains. Karen leads a team focused on delivering value and sustainability for the long term to support the safe operation of the Bank’s risk oversight services.
Karen has recently completed a diploma in climate change impact through a programme delivered by the University of Edinburgh and NatWest Group.
Karen is privileged to continue to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Donaldson Trust
Gill is a freelance HR Director and HR Consultant. She has over 25 years of experience in HR leadership roles, working in UK wide businesses in retail, logistics, manufacturing, and with highly commercial and ethical drivers, running HR consultancy, Enabling People HR to enable businesses to achieve their goals.
Gill is passionate about delivering commercially and ethically, to improve business productivity by leveraging the people agenda.
Gill has been a member of the Board of Trustees since December 2018.
Deborah is an engaging professional who thrives on leading people and organisations through major transformational change as well as delivering incremental performance improvements. She has the versatility to lead across sectors and disciplines while embodying a culture of empowerment and accountability.
Deborah’s background was initially in Communications & Engagement before moving in to Operations and laterally into Digital Transformation. This combination of skills and experience provides with a unique insight that she brings to the roles she takes on.
Fiona is the Head of Employer Engagement at Edinburgh Napier University. She is a senior leader in Higher Education, committed to improving graduate outcomes and inclusion. Fiona comes from an HR/ People Management background and is a former Army Officer. She is also a former Director of Mid and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce and is the current Chair of the NFUS REMCO.
Fiona has been a Trustee since November 2020.
Jonathan is Director of Finance and Investments at Aviva.
Jonathan is an experienced senior leader with extensive experience in delivering significant transformations and outsourcing deals. He is a Qualified Chartered Accountant and MBA holder with extensive experience in accounting, investments, unit linked operations, finance operations and in leading successful change.
Jonathan became a Board Trustee at The Donaldson Trust in December 2020.
After spending more than a decade in the corporate world, Srishti’s passion for social change led her to embark on a remarkable journey. She walked 3,800 kilometres over 230 days across India to put a spotlight on social norms that limit a girl’s potential. Her journey has been captured in an 11-time awarded documentary, WOMB – Women Of My Billion.
After her walk, Srishti now dedicated her time scaling transformational impact organisations.
In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Srishti has received several awards, including the Commonwealth Points of Light Award by Her Majesty The Queen 2019 and the UN SDG Action Award 2022 in the Changemaker category. Her work has been featured on global platforms like TED, the UN and IFC.
Lorraine is the Chief Executive Officer of the Scottish Community Safety Network – a professional membership network for community safety practitioners and agencies across Scotland. Her background includes executive level roles in the third sector, public sector and audit. She values people before process; compassionate approaches; creativity and likes to break down barriers. She is an experienced leader, agent for change, activist and innovator.
In her current role, she is pioneering flexible working, has successfully implemented a four-day week and promotes trauma informed practicing workplaces. She is a member of the Domestic Homicide Review Taskforce, The Fireworks Review Group; the Action Group on Peaceful Processions and the Cross Party Group on Accident Prevention.
Lorraine is a mum, sister, aunt and granny to a family who mean the world to her. She loves to walk her dog, volunteers for Riding for the Disabled and is a recently diagnosed Autistic woman with ADHD.
I qualified as an accountant in 2008. After working in Investment accounting for a few years I decided to change my focus and become more involved in project work qualifying as Project Manager through PMI in 2016.
I have led a number of strategic project and programme teams at various financial service firms, these have included large scale transformation, offshoring, outsourcing, solvency II and IT system upgrades.
Outside work, I am also kept busy with my 2 children and their various school and sporting commitments. To relax I love swimming, reading and spending time with family and friends.