Camphill Scotland employs three members of staff, and you can find out more about them below.
Neil Henery – Director
I joined Camphill Scotland in January 2011 and became Director in 2016. Before that, I worked in the public and third sectors as a social worker and in organisational development. My first substantial practice experience was working in a therapeutic community in Edinburgh. As a social worker I specialised in working with children and families, including child protection. I moved into organisational development with Barnardo’s Scotland and then worked as an independent consultant and researcher. My qualifications include a PhD in social work, nursing and spirituality and an MBA.
I really enjoy working for Camphill Scotland as it enables me to bring together all these diverse experiences for the benefit of our members; I also relish the opportunity to highlight the great contribution Camphill communities make to a national audience.
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.