Meet the Board
Over a long career Aline-Wendy worked initially in early childhood, primary and special education, a residential home for mothers and babies, as a home-visiting teacher, a nursery head and later as a teacher educator and researcher. Now Emeritus Professor at the University of Strathclyde, she continues to research and write, do ceramics, dig her allotment and to play and learn with her grandchildren
I started my career in the Military at age 17, in the Royal signals and have been working in Communications ever since, (31 yrs) I am a Business Development Manager and work in partnership with companies across the UK and Ireland supporting them with their business technology. I am also a qualified life coach and a reiki practitioner. I love working with people and helping them see what they have within. I am a parent to 2 adult daughters who are at the heart of everything I do. In my spare time I am a member of a Musical Theatre group.I have done several charity events over the years, Sleep in the Park, Kilt Walk, Womens 5k to name a few, I am really inspired to help others as much as I can
I am honoured to be part of the PNS board and I am looking forward to working with the team and the other board members to help grow the charity, the funding and anything else that is required. This is a really important charity to support parents and therefore the future of our communities.
Service Manager, Housing First, The Salvation Army
I specialise in the design, implementation, and development of large services for people who are experiencing homelessness. Ensuring a high standard of service provision which supports them to achieve positive outcomes and ultimately to reach their own potential. I have influenced significant increases in contract value and improved stakeholder engagement by the development of progressive feedback systems.
I am an adaptive and passionate leader, who influences over cross-sector partnerships which has led to the development of collaborative working connections. I create opportunities for my team to develop beyond their role which creates effective succession opportunities.
My drive and ambition have given rise to being appointed as a non-executive director for 2 charities.
However, my greatest achievement is my beautiful family.
“I joined the PNS Board in the Autumn of 2022 in what is my first voluntary trustee position. My background is in HR and I am currently Managing Director of an outsourced consultancy who provide HR support and services to small and medium sized businesses across all industries and sectors. I have worked with lots of voluntary Boards to help resolve HR issues within third sector organisations and I am very much looking forward to working with the PNS Board and staff to help shape the strategy and move the organisation towards its objectives.
Away from work, I am a relatively new father which keeps me busy and I’m looking forward to learning more about parenthood from my involvement with this wonderful organisation.”
PROFESSOR CHRIS CHAPMAN
Professor Chris Chapman was appointed Chair of Educational Policy and Practice at the University of Glasgow in January 2013 and became the Founding Director 2013-16) of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change (ROC). From 2016-21 was Chris Director of Policy Scotland the University’s Centre for public policy research and knowledge exchange. Prior to joining Glasgow he was Professor of Education at the University of Manchester and previously held academic and research posts at the universities of Nottingham and Warwick. Before moving into academia Chris taught in challenging secondary schools in Birmingham where he undertook a part-time MA before completing his Ph.D thesis on intervention and improvement in schools in challenging circumstances.
Chris is PI of Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland a major three-year Scottish Government investment in researching and developing a place-based approach to tackle poverty and improve outcomes for children and young people. Chris was also Co-Director of ESRC/Scottish Government funded What Works Scotland Centre and seconded part-time as Senior Academic Advisor to Scottish Government. Chris is also a member of the First Minister's International Council of Education Advisers.
Chris has researched and advised education systems around the world and is the President of The International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) a global organisation that connects research, policy and practice to support the development of high quality and more equitable education systems