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Dean and Cauvin Trust Staff and Board Member



I have been the Chief Executive of Dean and Cauvin 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 Trust in May 2019. Prior to this I held management roles in the NHS, Local Government and the Children’s Commissioners Office. It’s a privilege to work with the Trust to help improve the lives of children and young people.

In my free time I enjoy playing sport. I love spending my holidays hillwalking and wild camping in the north of Scotland.

My photo features me and a painting of Andrew Gairdner who founded the Trust in 1733.

Dean and Cauvin Trust Staff and Board Member


Finance Manager

I joined Dean & Cauvin in 2017 as the Trust's first ever in-house 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 12 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



I have been working as Administrator at Dean and Cauvin since July 2015.

I love being active (gym, swimming, body balance, riding on bike, cardio on trampolines) , which is great combination with spending time with my two lovely and very energetic children. In my free time I love to read books, a lot of books…

Dean and Cauvin Trust Staff and Board Member


Fostering Service Administrator

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.

Dean and Cauvin Trust Staff and Board Member


Social Worker
Dean and Cauvin Staff and Board Member


Fundraising and Support Assistant
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