Board of Directors
Jamie Mallan (Chairperson)
Jamie joined the board in 2014 and in 2016 was elected Chairperson. His most recent role was as the Depute Director of a national parenting charity, having previously worked in the public, private and voluntary sector, providing advice to businesses and groups. With advice on governance issues, business development and collaboration. A keen traveller, when he isn’t abroad enjoying the sun, Jamie can be found walking his dog in the rain.
Janice Collins (Vice Chairperson)
Janice began her career in PR consultancy, working for a range of public and private sector clients at agencies in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London. She has also taken on a number of in-house roles, particularly in public sector internal and external communications, working for UK Government, NHS Scotland, NHS 24, Glasgow City Council and Skills Development Scotland. She currently holds the post Employee Communications Associate at BAE Systems.
Janice joined Lifelink’s Board of Directors in 2014 and has been involved in driving the organisation’s change programme. She has one son, is a student member of COSCA and is motivated to make a difference in our communities today, tomorrow and beyond.
Karen has over 20 years of experience in Business Development, management, bidding and client relationship management in an ICT Managed Services Environment. Working closely with local authorities and schools over the years, she has a good understanding of the challenges in the public sector, particularly those facing local authorities and schools and have been involved in many digital and online safety related projects.
Karen joined Lifelink’s board in 2016.
Steven is a solicitor with Morisons Solicitors and he specialises in employment law. He joined the Lifelink board in early 2016. As well as being a solicitor, he has previous experience working for ACAS and is also a former VAT inspector. Steven’s knowledge and experience of HR and employment law makes him a valuable member of the Board and he chairs the Board’s HR and Finance Sub-Groups. Steven is a keen golfer, curler and commutes to work on his mountain bike all year round, in all weather.
Stephen became a board director in 2014 and has been active in helping to restructure the organisation’s vision. Having 20 years of management experience and involvement in various other boards, Stephen shares his knowledge and understanding of business to help widen the perspective of the organisation and aid in creating an inclusive ethical ethos.
Stephen is also a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and uses his therapeutic background to ensure that service delivery is clear and consistent focus for those who benefit from the service. Stephen is currently involved in the development of new CBT Diploma Students, is the BABCP National Committee Forum Representative for Scotland and is studying to become a qualified supervisor of counsellors.
Alison lives with her husband and three daughters who keep them very busy between musical performances, figure skating, Tae Kwon Do, Swimming and the Girls Brigade. Alison is Depute Headteacher in Drumchapel High School with responsibility for S1-S3 and Staff Development, Inclusion and Pupil Support. Alison has been part of the Drumchapel High School Community for 17 years. She believes very strongly that good emotional and mental health are crucial in education and can form a good foundation upon which teachers can build and support life skills and knowledge.