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Alistair became the Chair of the Board of Tustees in October 2021 and has vast experience serving on various charity boards in Chairman and Secretary roles.
He has a great knowledge of charity law, policy, planning, data protection, finance and HR issues. He previously worked as a Senior Manager for the NHS and still does policy work as a consultant P/T, primarily with charities and housing associations and served on our Board of Trustees as Secretary from 2018 before taking the position of Chair.
Graeme Barclay our Treasurer runs his own financial planning company and has done so for the past 14 years. He joined the board of trustees in 2018.
He has a lot of experience in working with trusts and financial planning meeting both immediate and medium to long term objectives. He has also led the work of Teen Challenge Edinburgh for 5 years, working specifically with those in addiction. This mix of skills serves the board well.
Anne took up the position of Secretary of the Board of Trustees in October 2021 and is a a retired GP.
Since retiring as a GP, having worked in the health service for 37 years (with 32 of those as a GP working in an area of high deprivation), Anne has been involved in voluntary work related to a coffee shop/bookshop and a school both connected to the church she attends. In addition to her role at Street Connect, Anne is also a trustee with a charity local to her which is involved with helping those with addictions. Anne joined the Street Connect Board of Trustees in 2019, taking on the position of Secretary in October 2021.
Alistair is the ex-Chair of the charity, holding the post from July 2015 until October 2021.
Alistair is the Pastor of Glasgow City Church and has been a Pastor for over 20 years. Hed has been involved in pioneering work, as well as having experience of working with those in addiction. He also oversees the Apostolic Church Network in Scotland and has previous experience chairing other charities.
Peter is the ex-Chair and Vice Chair of the board and is a retired senior pastor of Glasgow City Church. Peter is also a Co-Founder of Street Connect, along with Ricky & Julie McAddock.
Peter therefore has a wealth of experience in supporting people in day to day life, reaching out to people in the local community and in management. He was also on the national leadership team of the Apostolic Church so comes with great leadership skills and experience.
Euan joined the board in 2020 and is a Director at a Marketing and Communications agency based in Jersey.
Euan comes with a broad range of experience in multiple marketing disciplines and has spent time in church leadership as a Youth Pastor, through which he worked with young offenders and was raised in the mission field.
Tunde joined the Board in 2021 and is an HR Professional, having worked in various HR capacities in Nigeria and in the UK.
Tunde has an MSc in Human Resources Management from the University of Strathclyde and is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate at the University of Dundee. Further, Tunde has also previously led the Children's Church in Glasgow City Church.
Ricky is our Co-Founder & Chief Executive and has been leading the work of Street Connect since it began in 2013
Ricky also ran an outreach for a church in Ilford previously and has been involved in similar activities since 2011. His personal background of facing challenging times, further equips him to empathise and understand our client group at a deeper level. His God inspired vision to see people set free from a variety of life controlling issues and the local church being empowered to reach the lost is what continues to drive and motivate him and the organisation.
Andrew has been with Street Connect since 2017.
Andrew joined the organisation in 2017, originally as a Trusts and Grants Fundraiser, then as Business Manager and now in his present role as General Manager. Andrew has a wealth of experience working for a local authority and was also previously a missionary in Uruguay, supporting people in real need. He works closely with Ricky, our Chief Executive, to implement the vision of the organisation, including leading financial planning and management, and leads and manages the leadership team.
Alex joined Street Connect in 2018 and has been part of our management team since the beginning of 2019.
Alex previously led an addictions charity in Inverclyde and comes with a wealth of experience in the addictions field. He is part of our strategic management and leadership teams and is responsible for overseeing the development of our project in Greenock, as well as the development and improvement of all our operational activities including systems, monitoring, evaluation and policy development.
Julie is our Operations Manager & Co-Founder and has been involved in the work since its conception in 2013.
The vision for the work began out of Julie's passion to see a work developed amongst women on the streets of Glasgow city centre. The work grew beyond just women, but her heart to see women set free from a variety of life controlling issues has seen her progress from Women's Support Worker to her current role. Julie is part of our operational management and leadership teams and leads the Operations Team of the organisation. She is also involved in the development of our new partnership projects.
Iain joined Street Connect in 2017.
Iain leads our Business Support Team and is part of our operational management and leadership teams. His role covers a variety of aspects of the business side of the organisation, including management of IT, HR, finance and data, as well as responsibility for risk, GDPR, website maintenance and development, oversight of volunteers and many other aspects around our headquarters in Glasgow city centre.
Julie joined Street Connect in 2020.
David joined the Street Connect staff team in June 2020.
David works with our team in Paisley and develops our existing and new partnerships. He has worked with people with life controlling problems for 17 years, including leading a group of volunteers on the Teen Challenge bus in Paisley for a number of years, leading 'ICTHUS' support group and a drop-in cafe.
Craig has been with Street Connect since 2017.
Craig originally joined the organisation as an outreach worker in 2017 and in 2018 he became a Project Coordinator for both Glasgow city centre street outreach activities and also launched our project in Clydebank. He has vast experience running outreach activities in Clydebank, previously with Teen Challenge for over 10 years.
Andy joined the Street Connect Operations team in July 2020.
Fiona joined the Street Connect Operations Team in July 2021.
Rebekah joined the Street Connect team in 2019.
Rebekah is a University of Glasgow graduate, having achieved her Law degree in 2018 she completed her Master of Research in Law in August 2019. As a student Rebekah was involved in a range of Christian social justice work as a committee member for Just Love Glasgow, co-leading a Ten8 Team and volunteering weekly with Glasgow City Mission.
Anne has been part of the Street Connect staff team since 2017.
Anne's main responsibilities are around trusts and grants fundraising, but she is also involved in the development of fundraising and communications strategies, including having a role in the development of communications material, particularly social media.
Cationa joined the Street Connect team in 2019.
John joined the Street Connect team in 2021.
John is a graduate of Applied Economics from Strathclyde University. He has previously worked for CrossReach, working across the business and fundraising support teams. John has also undertaken voluntary work with NGOs and helps organisations measure social and economic impact.
Kathryn joined the Street Connect staff team in 2018.
Kathryn has previously worked in both communications and administrative roles with various other charities. She has a degree in Scottish literature and works within our Fundraising & Marketing team, dealing with all aspects of our external communications