Board of Trustees

Frontline Fife are governed by a Board of Trustees who meet on a regular basis to oversee the management of the organisation.  We are currently recruiting for two new Trustees - please go to the bottom of this page for more details.

Chair - Morag Coleman

Morag took on the role of Chair  for Frontline Fife at the 2017 AGM on 13th November 2017.

Morag is Manager of Families First St Andrews (based in the Third Sector), which provides services to children and their families living in North East Fife. She has had many years’ experience working with Third Sector agencies in a paid and unpaid capacity. She has extensive knowledge and experience of management and leadership, change management, training and development and fundraising. 

Morag’s favourite hobby is to go camping in the Highlands.

Board Member - Elisabeth Cranfield

Elisabeth has been the Minister of Methilhill & Denbeath Parish Church of Scotland since the union of the congregations in 2007.  Before this, she was the Minister of Denbeath Parish Church.  She has been on the Board of Frontline Fife since its formation, formerly she was on the Board of Levenmouth Homeless Trust.  Elisabeth believes it is important to be actively involved in campaigns for justice.

Elisabeth loves walking and travelling and enjoys going to the theatre and cinema.

Board Member - Gus Rodger

Gus has worked in Social Work for nearly 30 years. His last post prior to retirement was Planning and Performance Officer (Children & Families and Criminal Justice) for Fife Council's Social Work Dept. Gus has operational management experience in dealing with drugs treatment and had a secondment to Scottish Justice Department working on new practice initiatives and Criminal justice Services accreditation.

Board Member - Debbie Murray

Debbie has been working in the field of Immunology for 30 years. She has extensive knowledge and experience in managing projects, working within the confines of external regulatory systems and staff training & development.  Debbie has previously volunteered for women’s refuges, soup kitchens and care home visits.

Board Member - Rebecca Hyndman

Rebecca is a Disability Advisor with the University of Edinburgh, supporting students with physical and mental health issues, specific learning difficulties and Autism.   Previously Rebecca worked for Frontline Fife as a Recovery Link Officer and has previous experience working with young offenders and clients with drug and alcohol addictions.

Rebecca enjoys reading, music, small DIY projects and playing golf in the sun.

Board Member - Jules Oldham 

Jules has worked in homelessness for almost 20 years, in a number of roles, starting out as a Relief Worker in Supported Accommodation.  She is the owner and Director of Policy, Policy Scotland (www.policyscotland.org.uk) working with organisations to input into policy changes, as well as facilitating groups and training to aid the sharing of knowledge and good practice across the country.  Jules has recently stepped down from representing homelessness organisations across the UK for Europe with FEANTSA, continuing to frequently engage with countries across the globe.  Her expertise is varied, with a focus on people, policy, strategy and legislation.

When not working, Jules loves to cook, travel and go to music festivals.

Board Member - Catherine Waston

I am now retired and consider myself to be pretty lucky – I have good health and a loving family and a dog!!! Having been an accountant all my life I now think of myself as pretty experienced. I was trained in industry (British Alcan) and qualified as an ACCA. During my years I have worked in many different industries and collected all sorts of sector experience at various levels. I have been a management accountant, company secretary and finance director. I have also owned my own accountancy practice. I have carried out many contracts including work with Fife College and the Audit Commission and the start-up of the Business Gateway. I finally put all this experience to use in Scottish Enterprise where I worked with large and small companies to achieve their strategic plans and growth. These companies ranged from turnover of £100k to £500m.

I consider myself to have a wicked sense of humour but more unusual for an accountant is that I have excellent mentoring and people skills! I have creative commercial and financial instincts and a strong belief in lifelong learning because it's never too late to be who or what you want to become!