Meet the Team

The SCSN Team

SCSN has a small but highly skilled and dedicated staff team and a board comprised of many highly talented and experienced people from across the community safety spectrum and further afield.

Staff Team

Lorraine Gillies, Chief Officer

Lorraine Gillies is the Chief Officer with the Scottish Community Safety Network and has recently taken on the role of Chief Officer of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, now hosted by the SCSN.  Her role is to ensure that the organisations achieves the vision set out by Board of Directors and reflects the needs of the membership and stakeholders.  Lorraine has a background in the public sector, audit and scrutiny and the third and voluntary sectors.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and enjoys starting fires….

Follow Lorraine on Twitter: @GilliesLorraine

Hannah Dickson, National Development Officer

Hannah Dickson is the National Development Officer with the Scottish Community Safety Network. She provides expert advice and guidance on community safety to partners and supports the work of members through developing policy and practice briefings. She also participates in national groups that develop and deliver strategy or themed pieces of work, and facilitates regional groups including community safety lead officer and practitioners and the Scottish partnership analyst’s forum.

 Hannah has a background in analysis; initially as a police intelligence analyst and later as a community safety and community planning partnership analyst. She also has extensive experience in the development of partnerships and stakeholder support. She a keen interest in participation and improvement and has recently joined Twitter – follow her @HannahDix.

Dawn Exley, Business Support Officer

Dawn Exley is the Business Support Officer with the Scottish Community Safety Network.  Her role is to be the first point of contact for the organisation and provide high quality administrative, events and finance support.   Dawn has worked in a similar capacity in the Scottish Government and the third sector.  She volunteers as a trustee of the Citadel Youth Centre in her spare time.

David Barbour, Communications Officer

David is the SCSN communications officer. His role is to produce the monthly Safety NETworks newsletter as well as managing and maintaining the SCSN website and social media accounts, including producing multi-media content. David previously spent nearly four years as communications officer at Hepatitis Scotland and led work on a national hepatitis C testing campaign. He currently works part time with SCSN and the rest of the week he works as a Community Alcohol Brief Intervention Practitioner with the Glasgow Council on Alcohol, and currently co-chairs a city wide working group on LGBT substance use health inequalities.

Mariah Kelly – Business Support Assistant (Events)

Mariah Kelly is the Business Support Assistant (Events) for the Scottish Community Safety Network. Her role involves planning upcoming events and providing administrative support for the organisation. Mariah is currently studying a master’s degree in Health Policy, and has a particular interest in social policy and the social determinants of health and community safety. Mariah has worked in administration and customer service in the past. She volunteers with Girl Up Edinburgh in her spare time to help support gender equality campaigns.

The SCSN Board

Ian Hanley – Chair Person

Ian Hanley is the Community Safety Lead Officer in Inverclyde Council a policy and performance role that oversees activity within the Community Safety Partnership in Inverclyde as well as supporting the local police and fire scrutiny committee. In October 2018 he went on secondment to the Council’s Policy Team to do work around community planning particularly the implementation of locality plans for Inverclyde. He has been on the board since 2013 and is currently the Vice-Chair.

Ann Fehilly

Ann Fehilly is Head of Strategic Services within Community Safety Glasgow and has worked in the field of Community Safety since 1989, initially within Safe Strathclyde and then within Development and Regeneration Services of Glasgow City Council; post local Government reorganisation.  In 2006 GCC created a number of Arms Length External Organisations (ALEOs) to deliver a range of services, one of which was Community Safety Glasgow.  Ann has been involved in developing and delivering a number of services in Glasgow from theory to practice.

Gemma Fraser

Gemma Fraser is a new Director on the Board of the Scottish Community Safety Network.  Currently, she is an Improvement Lead within Community Justice Scotland, which is the national oversight body for community justice activity across Scotland.  In this role she supports local areas to improve aspects of the justice system for those involved, and report to the Scottish Government on national progress. She is particularly passionate about restorative justice and supporting children and young people, working nationally to develop both.

In my previous life she worked for Police Scotland for 11 years, latterly as the Senior Partnership Analyst for Fife Community Safety Partnership. She has a post-graduate degree in collaborative leadership in complex environments, and recently completed a qualification with the Chartered Management Institute.

Shirley McClaren – Treasurer

Shirley works with the city of Edinburgh Council as Community Safety manager . Her remit includes public space CCTV, the Community Safety Night Team, Community Justice Development and being Lead Officer of the Edinburgh Community Safety Partnership. Part of her role within the Community Safety Partnership in Edinburgh includes managing a large budget and so Shirley recently took over as the SCSN Treasurer.

Shirely has been heavily involved with SCSN for a number of years and is particularly looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in community safety and helping to establish SCSN as a leading player.

Cheryl Glenn

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