Organisational Management Team

The Organisational Management Team at Children 1st is responsible for developing and implementing our strategic plan and running the organisation effectively and efficiently.

Chief Executive
Alison joined Children 1st as Director of Children and Family Services in 2005 and was appointed Chief Executive in 2014. Her early career started in community education, residential care and community development before moving to posts with ChildLine Scotland and the NSPCC.
Director of Fundraising and Communications
Over the last 20 years, Barbara has established a number of high profile funding campaigns to enable the development of some of the UK's major charities. She joined Children 1st in 2011 and has now been appointed to the role of Director of Fundraising.
Director of Children and Family Services and External Affairs
Mary qualified as a social worker in 1991 and spent the first five years of her career as a social worker in Glasgow. She worked with Quarriers and Barnardo’s Scotland for 14 years before joining Children 1st in 2014.