The work of Nutrition Scotland is overseen and steered by its Board of Directors. The Board is made up of four individuals who regularly meet to discuss issues such as finance, funding, services and strategy.
Current Board Members
Suzanne Fletcher, Founding Director
Suzanne is a registered public health nutritionist with experience working in nutritional research, NHS health improvement and the third sector. She is a regional representative (Scotland) for the Association for Nutrition.
Suzanne won the Caroline Walker Trust Nutritionist of the Year Award 2020 and was highly commended in the University of Glasgow World Changing Alumni Awards 2021.
Dr Isobel McFarlane, Director
Isobel (Izzy) is an Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase. During her 19 years there she has delivered complex technology projects in a variety of roles including development, testing, infrastructure and program management. Izzy has a PhD in Mathematics and worked on computing-based research projects in partnership with the aviation industry and technology firms. The projects covered various topics including computer generated graphics, machine learning and usability. She then worked as a software engineer at British Telecom before joining JP Morgan Chase. Izzy was shortlisted for ‘Leader of the Year’ in the Scotland Women in Technology Awards 2018 and for ‘Woman in IT‘ in the Banking Tech Awards 2018.
Ros Dowey, Director
Ros is currently the Director of IT and Digital at Aberlour – Scotland’s Children’s charity, and has worked at Aberlour since 2015. Prior to that she worked in the private sector IT industry for 15 years – working as both a consultant and a project manager. She has an LLB Honours degree from University of Edinburgh and a MSc in Business IT Systems from University of Strathclyde.
Her current role means that she has an informed understanding of child protection issues and the challenges and issues that the most vulnerable in our society are currently facing. As she has worked across both the private and charitable sectors, she has the advantage of having not only strong business acumen, but also an awareness of the different funding, resource and other restrictions that charities and social enterprises face.
Other team members
We work with nutritionists registered with the Association for Nutrition to develop resources for this website and we’ve been lucky to benefit from the time and skills of various volunteers and subcontractors. Our achievements to date would not have been possible without the support received from numerous organisations and individuals.
Manvinder Kaur Reid
Manvinder currently works in a communication and writing role. She obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and specialised in education for young children with autism and associated disorders. Manvinder has extensive experience working with schools and parents/carers, and her educational sector skills and experience supports the strategic development of our programmes. She continues to be particularly focused on health improvement for children, and is aligned with our long-term goals for children. Her other commercial experience includes managing change, projects and budgets, plus recruitment and training.