Camphill Scotland employs three members of staff, and you can find out more about them below.
Emma Walker – Director
I have a varied and extensive background in leadership. Most recently I ran my own freelance consultancy, which covered all areas of business development from communications planning to change management. I worked with a range of clients from artists to political parties, during which time I also created Mother’s work, which supports women who face maternity discrimination.
Prior to running my own business I was the first Chief Executive of Craft Scotland, creating a national membership organisation of more than 2,400 independent businesses and artists, culminating in an American launch a few years later. I began my career in community engagement, specialising in access and equality for disabled people, and it is these principles which continue to motivate me most of all.
I am co-founder and Director of Provoke, a change movement which works with individuals and organisations to create change in challenging circumstances. I’m an Ask Her To Stand Director for 50:50 Parliament, and a member of Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations.
Robert McGeachy – Policy & Engagement Manager
I have worked in the UK Parliament, and have extensive experience of influencing policy development and legislation at Scottish Government and UK Government levels, and in the Scottish and UK parliaments. I have held various posts in the third sector, in which I have led campaigns that have secured significant changes to legislation, including the Children’s Hearings legislation, the Social Care (Self-Directed Support) legislation, and the Welfare Reform legislation. I have also developed public affairs strategies which have helped to raise the profile of organisations such as Action for Children Scotland and NSPCC Scotland.
Jennifer Leiper – Admin and Communications Officer
I look after our office administration, I am heavily involved with our internal and external communications and I also do book keeping. I have a back ground in business administration, community education and care work. I have a personal interest in community and the environment, so this is the perfect job for me, enabling me to bring these skills and interests together.