Team

Passionate about creating change.

The Board

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 Nutritionist with a MSc in Human Nutrition from University of Glasgow; she specialises in Public Health Nutrition. Suzanne has experience working in nutritional research, NHS health improvement and working in the third sector designing and delivering nutritional interventions.

Prior to a change of career in 2005 she worked in IT project management, she strongly supports collaborative approaches and harnessing technology for social good. Motivated by her own experiences and values, Suzanne wanted to build a business that has positive social outcomes.

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.

Manvinder Kaur Reid, Director

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.

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 sessional workers. Our achievements to date would not have been possible without the support received from numerous organisations and individuals.

Pam Hepburn

Pam is an amazing cook, herbalist and person! She worked on the Hot Food project in Corkerhill during lockdown and currently works on the Hot Food project in Govan preparing food for the food point. She makes sure all our meals are delicious, nutritious and full of tasty herbs! Pam is very experienced teaching people how to cook, plan meals and reduce food waste. She is working on our Climate Challenge fund project delivering online workshops to families.

Megan McPherson

Megan recently completed an MSc Human Nutrition and graduated with distinction, she is working on the Food Skills progamme and helping to develop resources for our website. Videography is one of her hobbies so she initially joined us as a volunteer to produce and edit the videos for the Food Skills programme. We think she did an amazing job, she’s hard-working, super talented and we’re delighted to have her working with us full-time now!

Demetra Trif

Demetra is one of our volunteers, she is a BSc Human Biology and Nutrition student at the University of Glasgow. She’s helping us develop factsheets for seasonal fruit and vegetables, ensuring all our nutritional information is accurate and complies with European regulations on nutrition and health claims. Originally from Italy, Demetra has written some fantastic traditional recipes to give some new ideas for using seasonal fruit and vegetables, helping us to promote the Mediterranean diet!