The following people bring a range of experience and expertise to Kindred’s Board of Trustees:

Huma Barrie – Chair of the Board  – Huma has two children, the younger of whom has additional support needs. Her original career was in the retail garment industry, and she has since worked as a freelance photographer and run her own photography business for the last twelve years.

Lesley Clemenson – Lesley has an adult son with additional support needs, and returns to the board having been one of the original founding members of the charity in the 1990s. She has worked in media advertising and charity fundraising, and has a wide experience of serving on charity and school boards.

Siobhan Hogg – Siobhan is the parent of a child with additional support needs. She has seven years’ experience in the corporate sector and more than ten years’ experience in the voluntary sector, where her current role is Volunteer Team Lead for Scotland with the Civil Service Sports Council. Prior to that she worked at the National Autistic Society for 6 years as Senior Branch Engagement Officer, including working on the Too Much Information campaign.

Colin Herbert – Colin has three children, his youngest daughter has been supported by Kindred over the past two years. Colin was Head of HR within the health service latterly in NHS Borders. He is a Foster and Childrens hearing panel member and is currently an employment specialist within the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Kerry Thomson – Kerry has three children, the eldest of whom has additional support needs. Beginning her career as an arts journalist in London; her volunteering experiences enabled her to forge a career in the third sector where she has worked now for over a decade. She brings a wealth of fundraising experience to the Board together with a very personal experience of the challenges faced when parenting a child with additional support needs.

Stewart Kirkpatrick – Stewart learned about the wonderful work done by Kindred through the incredible support they gave to his nephew. He is a leading campaigner, with particular expertise in mass communication and people-led actions. He is Head of Scotland with the digital campaign organisation 38 Degrees and was previously Head of Digital at Yes Scotland.