It's your opportunity to catch up on curated, edited sessions from the in-person Gathering, and to hear from special guests from across the voluntary sector. The Gathering Extra is introduced by our hosts Maddie Stark and Manish Joshi.
Here are the details of the programme from 29 November
Reflections, break and hear from our second special guest, Lewis Hou, Director of Science Ceilidh
Reflections and lunch break
Welcome back and hear from our third special guest, SallyAnn Kelly OBE, CEO at Aberlour
Welcome back and hear from our fourth special guest, Lindsay Fyffe-Jardine, CEO at Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home.
Reflections and close
Exclusive additional content to watch in your own time
When you register for the Gathering Extra you’ll receive an online delegate bag, with links to a number of other sessions from the day which you can watch in your own time.
Your delegate bag includes:
- Navigating risk – safeguarding charities in a changing landscape
- Partnerships prizes and pitfalls- lessons learnt from effective cross sector partnerships
- Spotlight on digital inclusion
- Storytelling to connect and inspire
- Urgent priority or gradual progress - debating how we fix governance
- Your date with our data - insights from our sector and the Scottish public
Anna joined SCVO as Chief Executive at the end of April 2018. Before that, she was Chief Executive of the Scottish Social Services Council for nearly 9 years.
Her career started with 18 years working in HR in local government, after which Anna joined COSLA as part of the employers' function working on, for example, national pay negotiations.
Anna was on the board of Who Cares? Scotland for 8 years, and joined the Oversight Board for The Promise. She has recently joined the board of Dads Rock. She is also on the board of SCDI.
Lindsay has worked across the humanitarian, aviation and animal welfare sectors leading numerous complex and global operations and projects, this includes disaster response projects in Haiti, Japan and the Philippines.
Lindsay’s role at the Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home focuses on the strategic direction, relationship building and forward planning of its mission to change the story for pets and people. Combined with this Lindsay sits on the council at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Edinburgh City Council Living Wage Action Group, Edinburgh City Council Homelessness Task Force and is the Chair for the Women Leaders Network for ACOSVO.
Lewis Hou is founder and director of the Science Ceilidh, an intermediary organisation supporting cultural and knowledge democracy in Scotland. He currently supports The Ideas Fund and Highlands & Islands Climate Change Community Grants funding over 35 grassroots communities directly to lead research partnerships and participatory research on mental wellbeing, culture and climate change. He is most interested in how we change systems, funding and policy to support genuine shifts in power to citizens and is facilitating the Community Knowledge Matters network to build on this work.
Manish has held a variety of roles in both the public and private sector during his career including running a successful financial services business based in Glasgow, working as a consultant advising on development, climate change, sustainability, bio-diversity and social enterprise across the globe. An experienced third sector leader, entrepreneur, campaigner, activist and community organiser he has undertaken leadership roles within the social care sector and currently works within education as Chief Executive of Strathclyde Students’ Union. Manish is also a non-executive director for the Wheatley Group and a previous board member of SCVO.
SallyAnn has over 30 years of experience working in Children’s Services, having qualified as a social worker in 1990. Prior to joining Aberlour as CEO in 2014, SallyAnn worked for Barnardo’s Scotland, first as Head of Operations, then as Acting Director of Barnardo’s Scotland.
She is a member of the Scottish Government Leadership Group on Child Protection and the Perinatal Programme Board. SallyAnn is currently the Chair of STAF (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum). SallyAnn was awarded an OBE in 2022.
Working in the voluntary sector for over 25 years Maddie has held every position from volunteer to CEO and founder to digital trustee. A specialist in managing organisational culture and behaviour change and a champion of the Scottish Approach to Service Design, Maddie has been working in the Digital Evolution team since joining SCVO over 8 years ago. Maddie’s main remit in that time is developing and delivery training and events that leverage ideology, methodologies, frameworks, and tools from the tech sector to empower the voluntary sector.