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The Development Trust comprises a Board of 10 Directors/Trustees, a Membership Secretary, and a staff team of 3 part time employees.
The Trustees, staff and our Membership Secretary are all Dollar residents who have come together to try and make a positive impact on the community. New trustees can be elected at the AGM. If you are interested in being a Board member, please contact us.
Chair: Stephen Roe
Stephen recently retired as CEO of a technology company in Edinburgh. He has 45 years’ experience in leading and turning round businesses and continues to support start-up businesses. His personal interests in the community are in making sure the Trust serves the needs of the residents as the town develops and grows and, in particular, in supporting our Caring, Connected work. He has lived in Dollar for over 30 years.
Vice Chair: Nick Poett
Nick served six years with the British Army in the Scots DG and now has a young family and works full time on the family farm at Harviestoun. He is interested in the wider future development of Dollar and is keen to put into action the recent community action plans.
Company Secretary: Norman Dunning
Norman has worked in charities for over 40 years; formerly CEO of ENABLE Scotland he also has wide experience of voluntary work as Chair, Trustee and Secretary in a number of charities and has worked in governance and advisory roles in national and local government and universities.
Chris worked in sales and marketing for companies such as Kraft Foods, Guinness and Diageo before running his own consulting/training businesses. He is now ‘semi-retired’ and lives in Dollar with Helen his wife, two children and dog Alfie. Chris is keen to see Dollar preserved as a vibrant, thriving community for future generations to enjoy. Chris’ role is event coordination and external fund raising.
Kenny served the communities of Dollar and surrounding rural areas as a postman for 31 years. As a qualified football coach, he also worked part-time for Clacks Council Sports Development. He established Dollar Glen Football Club where he is currently Chairman and was also Youth Leader at Dollar Senior Youth Club. His passion is community football and he is determined to see the new football facilities finally delivered but is also keen to see other facilities upgraded and established so that all ages can take part in sport & increase active living. Kenny’s role with the Trust is active communities
Stephanie is Head of Legal for an SME in Stirling City Centre. She has 10 years’ experience as a solicitor initially in civil litigation and in later years, contractual negotiations and consumer credit claims. Stephanie is also a Director of Citizens Advice Bureau having held that position for 5 years. Her personal interests in the community are ensuring Dollar is a Town to Visit with a thriving community and tourism. Stephanie has ties to Dollar for over 15 years and has resided there for over 2 years.
Laura has worked in Fundraising for the past 10 years and currently works as the Senior Individual Giving Officer for the international charity SCIAF. Laura lives in Coalsnaughton with her husband and two children. She became involved with activities at the Hive while attending Baby Cafe and Baby Massage with her son.
Membership Secretary: Karen Kenyon
Karen moved to Dollar in 2021 with her husband Lawrence – a plant pathologist – and their 2 teenagers. They had previously lived in Taiwan for many years. Karen has worked in community engagement and as a strategic advisor, coach and project leader in the context of overseas aid, traveling widely. She retrained as a primary school teacher in 2017. As a volunteer, she looks after the Membership and the new Friends scheme. She is interested in widening community uptake and ownership of the Trust’s activities, especially among young people.
Admin Assistant: Mandy Gillespie
Mandy has lived in Dollar since 2000 with her husband George where they have raised five children. As a grandmother of seven, she enjoys spending time with her family. She is an avid gardener, enjoys home improvements and walking her dog, Gordo. Previously, Mandy has been involved with coaching athletics.
Project Officer (Caring, Connected Dollar): Helen Hudd
Helen has worked and volunteered for a number of charities over the past 20 years including the National Childbirth Trust, Home-Start and Scottish Book Trust. Since 2021 she has used her experience to create better community support for parents with babies and young children in Dollar, offering activities at the Hive including baby massage, Bookbug and a weekly baby cafe. Helen’s new part-time role will focus on ensuring Dollar has services and activities available which provide opportunities for improved physical and mental health and well-being for all ages, and making sure the local community feels supported.
Click on this link to view the Directors Declaration of Interests 2023
Take a look at our Roll of Honour, where we thank all of the people who have previously volunteered for the Dollar Community Development Trust.