Dean and Cauvin Trust logoDean and Cauvin Trust seal

Office Management

Dean and Cauvin Trust Staff and Board Member



I have been the Chief Executive of Dean & Cauvin Young People's Trust since November 2014. Prior to this I was the Assistant Director. I love working with children and young people and am passionate about young people's rights and ensuring that they are given every opportunity to reach their full potential. I have also served as a Children's Panel member for a number of years and held the position of Treasurer on the Scottish Through-care and Aftercare Forum.

I have three grown up daughters and five grandchildren who give me much joy. I also enjoy the theatre, swimming and eating out.

Dean and Cauvin Trust Staff and Board Member


Deputy CEO

I joined Dean and Cauvin in January 2022. As a Social Worker and Community Educator my background is in direct work with children, young people and families in both local authority and voluntary sectors. I have also managed and led a range of services, both nationally and locally, and I am always looking to create supports that address the full range of issues children, young people and families face – from complex trauma and loss to social isolation, poverty and inequality.

As Deputy CEO I am passionate that the voices, needs and aspirations of our young people are heard and supported, and that Dean and Cauvin embeds the ethos and principles of The Promise as we continue to build on our long tradition of high-quality, relational and rights-based care.

When not at work I like to run, draw and read and get outdoors around Scotland – sometimes on my own but more often than not with my three lovely children!

Dean and Cauvin Trust Staff and Board Member


Finance Manager

I joined Dean & Cauvin in 2017 as the Trust's Finance Manager. I currently manage our fantastic Administration team and together we support the amazing work the Trust does.

I have worked predominantly in the charity sector for the last 15 years nationally and internationally, at both management and Board level; and have qualified with ACCA.

When not at work, I am often found on a bicycle or running around Arthur's Seat.

Dean and Cauvin Trust Staff and Board Member


Fostering Administrator and Fundraising Officer

Hi. My name is Debra. I have been working as Fostering Administrator at Dean and Cauvin since March 2017. I have enjoyed the challenge of helping set up ROOM4U Fostering and it was a proud moment when we approved our first foster carers. I have worked in fostering and adoption for 13 years and relish the challenges.

I am from Musselburgh in East Lothian but now live in Bonnyrigg with my husband, David, and English Bulldog, Snorri. Snorri keeps me busy and amused with his daily antics. I enjoy arts and crafts, reading, baking, travelling and spending time with my husband and dog.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) see our latest update 25.04.2022Find out more