Our Board Members

Willowacre Trust Board Members bring together a wealth of experience and knowledge from a wide range of sectors, providing effective and independent governance of Willowacre Trust activities.

Our current members are:

  • Angela Devine
  • Angela Fulton
  • Elaine Davidson 
  • Chris Milborrow
  • Nairn McDonald 
  • Robert Campbell
  • Shayron Young
  • Lauren Grant

Angela Devine

Angela is the CEO for Glasgow Women’s Aid, a charity supporting women, children, and young people through their experiences of domestic abuse, having been with the organisation for over a decade. Previously, Angela had roles managing supported housing in the Northeast and Northwest of England for two UK wide housing associations.

Angela has experience within the third sector, charities, and housing but her passion is working within the violence against women and girl’s sector. This is both at a local and national level, to drive strategic thinking and policy making. Both within her current and past employment Angela has gained knowledge in the following areas – Staffing; Partnership working; Strategic Planning; Funding and Housing. Social Housing and the environment are areas of particular interest to Angela.

Angela has been on the Board of Willowacre Trust since 2017 and has been Vice Chair since 2022.

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Nairn McDonald 

I am from North Ayrshire and have spent the last decade representing communities in various roles from being an elected member of the Scottish Youth Parliament to sitting on my local Community Council and Locality Partnership.

As an unpaid carer I have a particular interest in making sure fellow carers and fellow disabled people have their voices heard and services recognise the unique difficulties these two groups have in accessing them. Nairn joined the Board in November 2020.

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Chris Milborrow

Chris is a digital transformation advisor specialising in delivering and managing complex business change and transformation projects.  He has worked in business improvement, technology leadership, and advisory roles primarily supporting organisations to apply technology better and deliver business process change to improve operational effectiveness and achieve strategic objectives.  Chris has built his experience by managing all the elements of the end-to-end project lifecycle, aided by PRINCE2 Practitioner, APMG Change Management Practitioner and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt qualifications.

Chris has experience working with third sector and charitable organisations, has worked in the social housing sector, and is passionate about making an impact to the lives of those in the communities Willowacre Trust services.  Chris has been on the board of Willowacre Trust since 2019.

Chris Milborrow

Angela Fulton

With 15 years' experience across the Third Sector, Angela has worked with Glasgow Credit Union, Scottish Cot Death Trust, Macmillan at Glasgow Libraries, and Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) in a range of partnership and engagement roles.  This has given the opportunity to learn from and work with communities and a wide range of partners across Scotland. 

Angela's roles have focused on person centred, asset-based approaches to viewing health and wellbeing in the broadest sense and the ways to individually and collectively support this.  Angela joined the board in May 2022.

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Robert Campbell

Robert is a law graduate and member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. He has worked in housing for over 30 years and has held various roles with both local authorities and the Housing Association sector.

Starting his career with Inverclyde Council he eventually managed an area office looking after all front line services including maintenance, reinvestment, housing management and customer services. Moving to Argyll & Bute Council he became the Assistant Area Manager managing front line services including Homelessness, Welfare Rights and Housing Benefit, Travelling Persons services and Housing Management.

For 15 years he was the Housing Manager with Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association and led, among other things, the Housing Management operations for a £60m, 10 year regeneration project in Anderston, Glasgow. His last role before moving to WSHA was to project manage the transfer of engagements of another Housing Association into Sanctuary Group.

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Shayron Young

I have worked in Community Development within the Housing sector for the last 8 years in a range of roles for Thenue and Barrhead Housing Associations, which have involved youth work, digital inclusion, personal development, employability and community engagement activities. 

I am passionate about supporting communities to build resilience, capacity and confidence through learning new things, meeting new people and becoming more aware of the services available to them. I believe co-production, where organisations work in partnership with communities to develop and deliver services that meet the needs of local people and give communities the opportunity to influence what happens in their area and advocate for themselves.  Shayron joined the Board in May 2022.

Shayron Young

Elaine Davidson

In addition to being a Board Member of Willowacre Trust, Elaine is also a member of the West of Scotland Housing Association Board and has been since 2010. She had previously been chair of the Tenant Advisory Group since 2006 and got involved in the Association through a neighbour. Elaine is committed to improving services for fellow tenants.

Elaine Davidson

Lauren Grant

Lauren is a property solicitor based in Glasgow.  She has a background in private practice, public sector and acting for registered charities having also spent some time in private practice acting for registered social landlords and local authorities.  Lauren has spent some time working on the front line of the housing services of a local authority and as a result is committed to supporting local communities in accessing 

Lauren Grant