Our Trustees and Patrons

We appreciate the guidance and care of our Wisdom Council – including our Trustees and Patrons.

Our Trustees

Working in collaboration with our staff and Team, our Trustees develop strategy, provide governance and oversee staff support.

David Plews

David Plews

David currently works for the Scottish Government within workforce reform. Previously, he worked with infrastructure, government and healthcare clients in his role as a management consultant with an international professional services firm, specialising in operational transformation and people & change. As a qualified executive coach, David enjoys supporting people into mature leadership.

 

A quote I love…

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. – Brené Brown

Hugh Foy

Hugh Foy

Hugh Foy is Director of Programmes and Partnerships for the UK Region of the Xaverian Missionaries.A lifelong, grassroots Anti Poverty and Trade Union activist, Hugh is a Teacher by profession, and has held a number of posts in Education and Social Work. Hugh is Vice Convenor of the Board of the Poverty Alliance, and a member of the National Steering group of the Scottish Living Wage Campaign. From 2017-2019 he served on the first  Independent Poverty and Inequality Commission established by the Scottish Government.

Something that gives me hope...

The beginning of growth in the Churches and Secular organisations in exploring non violent solutions to conflict transformation.

Rev Muriel Pearson

Rev Muriel Pearson

Chair of the Board

Muriel is a Church of Scotland parish minister serving in Cranhill in the east End of Glasgow. She was formerly a secondary school guidance teacher and is currently trying to learn the principles of non violent communication (NVC), having always been very interested in how we learn to talk to one another in respectful, creative and safe ways. Muriel is also on the board of Cranhill Development Trust in Cranhill.

 

A quote I love...

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. - Goethe

Elspeth McCallum

Elspeth McCallum

Elspeth is retired, after a career teaching children and young people with complex additional support needs. She also qualified as a counsellor and has worked as a volunteer counsellor.  For a few years, Elspeth worked as a Practitioner with Place for Hope. She enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren!

A quote I love...

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. - Reinhold Neibuhr

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John Conway

Deputy Chair of the Board

Details coming soon...

 
 

Jane Fender-Allison

Jane Fender-Allison

Jane Fender-Allison is a disputes lawyer and mediator, with global law firm CMS.  She specialises in the resolution of infrastructure, construction and energy disputes in the UK and internationally.  She is highly experienced at representing parties in mediations and has been a meditator and regular practitioner herself since 2012. She is accredited as a Specialist in Commercial Mediation by the Law Society of Scotland.

A quote I love...

"A journey of a thousand miles starts beneath one’s feet” – Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher

John Collard

John Collard

John is a happily retired Church of Scotland Minister. After starting his working life as a brewer with Scottish and Newcastle, he served parishes in Edinburgh and East Kilbride, followed by a spell working for the Presbytery of Glasgow as Congregational Facilitator. He then joined the Interim Ministry team in the Church of Scotland, the post from which he retired.  John is a volunteer practitioner with Place for Hope, and occupies the place on the Board set aside for a practitioner.

A Quote I love...

Love bade me welcome . . George Herbert

OUR PATRONS

We deeply appreciate the support of two patrons. The Very Rev John Chalmers, previous Moderator of the Church of Scotland (2014-15) who was instrumental in helping to establish Place for Hope; and David Brubaker, a longstanding friend and enabler of this work. David is an Associate Professor at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (Eastern Mennonite University).

 

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Reconciliation:
To Repair with God

An article by Nancy Adams, featured in ‘Inspires’ exploring the art of reconciliation and the dynamic of conflict.

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Place for Hope: The Need for Reconcilers

An article by Hugh Donald, featured in ‘The Edge’, discussing the call to reconciliation and the journey of Place for Hope

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