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The Development Trust comprises a Board of 10 Directors/Trustees, a Membership Secretary, and a staff team of 5 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.
Treasurer: Bill Osborne
Bill is a Chartered Accountant with over forty-five years’ experience gained with Deloitte, one of the world’s greatest accountancy firms, in London and São Paulo, Brazil, then in Scotland with his own local business. He was born in Dollar and attended Dollar Academy. His wife, Esmenia, is Brazilian and has dual nationality. Their two sons were born in Brazil and educated at kindergarten and primary school in São Paulo, then at Strathdevon Primary School and at Dollar Academy. Bill continues to ply his trade from his home in Dollar.
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.
David has lived in Dollar for 13 years. He is retired from the chemical industry, where he had experience of both operational and business aspects. His specialisation latterly was in improving the Health and Safety (HSE) performance of the industry. His key Trust interests are in the Health and Safety of all activities, and ongoing projects to make environmental improvements across Dollar. David’s role in the Trust is operations management and the environment.
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.
Stephen has lived in Dollar for 30 years and is now retired from work where for over 20 years he worked in local government in IT and Project Management. His final 10 years of work was within the funding world where he worked alongside many third sector organisations. As a volunteer he was a children’s rugby coach at Hillfoots Rugby Football Club and as a swimming teacher with Dollarphins here in Dollar. He is a member of Dollar Community Council and a founding director of DCDT and was heavily involved in developing the current Community Action Plan. He has been very active within the community by leading the Dollar Community Events team in the delivery of Dollar Duck Race, Dollar Gala, Dollar Fireworks and Dollar Winter Festival since 2014. He is married to Lynn and has three daughters and is also a grandfather.
Sue Price owns The Sorting Office with business partner Sharon Parker. She has since taken on the local cafe after it shut at the end of January 2022.
Membership Secretary: Karen Kenyon
Karen moved to Dollar in 2021 with her husband Lawrence – a plant pathologist – and their teenage children (including a Taiwanese friend). They had previously lived in Taiwan since 2009. Karen worked for many years as a strategic advisor, coach and project leader in the context of overseas aid, traveling widely. She also has experience in community engagement with urban regeneration in the UK. She later retrained as a primary school teacher and taught at the Kaohsiung American School in Taiwan. She currently volunteers at Tillicoultry Primary School and teaches English as an Additional Language. She is interested in strengthening communication, and widening community uptake and ownership of the Trust’s activities.
DCDT Manager: Rebecca McFarlane
Rebecca stepped down from our Board in 2019 to take on the role of Development Officer, she has since been promoted to Manager, recognising the positive direction she has taken the Trust over the last two years, and her drive and commitment to the role. She has been involved in the voluntary sector in various guises for the last 17 years and brings a wealth of experience in volunteer management, project management, service development, delivery, and evaluation. Rebecca moved to Dollar in 2009 and lives here with her husband and young daughter.
Admin Assistant: Eva Cortes
Eva moved to Dollar in 2021 and started working with us at the beginning of January 2022.
Project Officer (Sustainability): Sarah Donnachie
Project Lead (Family Support): 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. She is keen to use her experience to create better community support for parents with babies and young children in Dollar.
Click on this link to view the Directors Declaration of Interests – Jan 23
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.
Roll of Honour