Board of Trustees

As a charity and company limited by guarantee, Changes Manager is supported by a team of dedicated volunteer Board members who come from a wide range of professional backgrounds.

To find out more about joining Changes Board contact

Christine Knight, Chair of the Board

I am retired after a career in education and services for children. I have been a teacher of children with additional support needs, an education advisor and manager, and finally an inspector of schools and services to protect children. I joined Changes because I was impressed with the range of services on offer, and the positive impact on people’s lives. I enjoy working with the manager and staff team, and the Board who all share my commitment to Changes. My other interests in my retirement include yoga, knitting and spending time with my children and grandchildren, when I can.

Patsy Brown, Trustee

I joined the Changes Board as a Trustee in November 2019. Soon after retiring in 2014 from my career in nursing (latterly, rehabilitation services), I joined Changes as a volunteer walk leader, and then later helped with the beginners’ cycling sessions when they began. In addition to volunteering with Changes, I am a community- based volunteer English tutor with Edinburgh College helping a foreign student learn English. As a Changes volunteer, and as someone who has enjoyed and benefited from Changes’ activities and courses, I have seen how positive an effect the organisation has on the local community members who use the services. My other interests include being in the outdoors and meeting with friends and family.

Fiona Keightley, Trustee

As a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD) I am a qualified HR professional with over 20 years experience in various public sector organisations. I joined Changes as a Trustee in November 2019. Personally I feel Changes is a great organisation to be part of and when not doing Changes work I enjoy walking, yoga, am a keen amateur archaeologist

Anne Craven, Trustee

I was drawn to Changes when I discovered the fantastic range of services, they provide to not only support those suffering with mental ill health but to focus on services aimed at prevention and promoting positive wellbeing.

For the last 8 years I have had the privilege of bringing up two children and caring for elderly parents.  I am also currently studying for a certificate in Counselling. As I start to define my second career, I realise it has always been the people and cultural elements of change I’ve been most intrigued by.

My first career of 16 years saw me hold a diverse set of roles across Northern Foods, Diageo, Deloitte Consulting and RBS. I am a qualified accountant with experience of business partnering within Marketing, IT and Risk Functions. As my career progressed my roles focussed on building strategy and leading change, my last role was to establish a Risk Management learning function across the RBS group.

I live in East Lothian with my husband and two young children. I strive to be consistent with a daily exercise habit and love to walk, travel and eat, preferably nice things I haven’t cooked myself!!

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