board of trustees
Cathy is an academic at the University of Edinburgh where she carries out research into a rare genetic causes of epilepsy. She is delighted to have the chance to be involved with the work of SuperTroop.
Jennifer Martin Nye
Jenny is vice-chair of SuperTroop and has a background in the third sector. She is currently setting up another charitable trust.
Angus is SuperTroop’s company secretary and is also secretary and general counsel for a farmer-owned dairy co-operative. He has worked in private practice and local government as a solicitor and has previously been a Scout leader.
Helen is Deputy head of a leading boarding school for 13-18 year olds in Edinburgh. In her role she is responsible for the welfare of the students and staff. She was able to witness first hand the transformative nature of the first SuperTroop holiday for both holiday makers and volunteers and is honoured to be part of the Board.
Jen is the founder of ISSOS International, a company that designs, creates and operates international summer programs for 13 - 18 year olds from over 70 nationalities based at St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale Universities. Jen is delighted to be able to share everything she has learnt about residential summer programs and creating a safe place for young people to impact this exciting new endeavour.
Duncan is a Chartered Engineer with 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, and currently employed in the public sector. He and his wife have an autistic child who attends mainstream school with support and they use their experience to help other parents access services and support. Over the years Duncan has had involvement in youth and senior rugby, has chaired primary school parent councils, and has provided support for schools teaching STEM subjects.
Sue is a developmental psychologist, working at the University of Edinburgh, and is the Holiday Director for SuperTroop. Sue brings a wealth of professional and volunteer experience, drawing on 21 years on the Oundle School Mencap Holiday (OSMH), a scheme recently rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.
Frankie is a childcare and education professional with experience working in secondary school, further education and pre-school settings. Frankie brings experience as a childcare practitioner to the holiday, as well as a knowledge based on her experiences as a former Scottish tour guide.
Max Boyd Brown
Max is a consultant to the Scottish Government, Audit Scotland, NHS and local government on governance and performance oversight of health and social work services. He is also the vice-chair of a housing association. Max was the inaugural Chair of the SuperTroop board of trustees, 2016-2018.