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.
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….
Dawn Exley, National Development Officer
Dawn Exley is a National Development Officer with the Scottish Community Safety Network. 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.
Josh Box, National Development Officer
Originally from Nottingham Josh moved to Glasgow from Manchester in 2018. He loves the city and the people and feel proud to call Glasgow home now. Josh originally studied music but has since worked in community development, research and evaluation and some interesting programmes around employment, homelessness and co-production.
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. 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 co-founded the Glasgow LGBTQI Substance Use Partnership.
Sandra Black, Business Support Officer
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.
Shirley McLaren, 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.
Shirley 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.
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 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.
Gemma previously 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.
Liz is the Community Safety Manager with RoSPA in Scotland. Liz’s role covers the prevention of accidents in the home and in and around water and she has been with RoSPA for 25 years. Additionally, Liz, on behalf of RoSPA, provides the Secretariat to the Cross Party Group on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness. Liz holds a BA in Business Studies and a Masters in Injury Prevention and Safety Awareness.
Her role includes delivering a grant funded programme of work including: providing safety information, support and training for practitioners; public promotion and awareness raising; strategic influencing and awareness raising at local, national and European level; gathering and disseminating evidence and research and facilitating specialist projects.
Chief Superintendent David Duncan
David joined Strathclyde Police in 1995 and has served in uniform and detective roles in the west of Scotland and been on secondment to Scottish Government and local authorities. On the formation of Police Scotland, David has performed duties as Superintendent in Specialist Crime Division and in Ayrshire Division. He was promoted to Chief Superintendent, Head of Safer Communities in 2019.
David is a Specialist Firearms Commander, Tactical Public Order Commander and CBRN On Scene Commander and has commanded a number of serious and high profile operations through these specialisms.
David has been involved in partnership working and preventative activity throughout his policing career.