The three founders of SuperTroop bring combined experience in learning disability, childcare and education, and charity governance to provide a robust foundation for this ambitious new scheme. We will add details of other managers and board members here soon.
Sue fletcher-watson - director & Support manager
Sue is a developmental psychologist, working at the University of Edinburgh. Sue volunteered for 21 years on the Oundle School Mencap Holiday (OSMH), a scheme recently rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. OSMH provides a tried-and-tested model on which the SuperTroop holidays will be based. Sue has experience at all levels of the holiday, from first time volunteer at 17 years old, to Trustee and House Leader. She brings that knowledge, and professional expertise in learning disability and autism, to SuperTroop.
Frankie woodifield - practice manager
Frankie is a childcare and education professional with experience working in secondary school, further education and pre-school settings. She is registered with the Care Inspectorate and personally registered with the Scottish Social Services Council through her former role as a childminder. Frankie brings experience as a childcare practitioner to the holiday, as well as a wealth of knowledge as a former Scottish tour guide.
Max boyd-brown, chair of the board
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 is the inaugural Chair of the SuperTroop board of trustees.
board of trustees
Jenny is chair of SuperTroop and has a background in the third sector. She is currently setting up another charitable trust.
Cathy is an academic at the University of Edinburgh where she carries research into a rare genetic cause of epilepsy. She is delighted to have the chance to be involved with the work of SuperTroop.
Angus is SuperTroop’s 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.
Geoff is a senior finance professional with extensive experience at CFO level in a number of different sectors. His areas of expertise include investment and forensic accounting, audit, banking, treasury and compliance.
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 makders and volunteers and is honoured to be part of the Board.
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. He and his wife also ran a scout group in Edinburgh for several years.
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, residential summer programme.