Meet the Board
I spent all of my professional life as a teacher. I have always loved working with children and had the privilege of working with children with additional support needs for many years. When I retired I was Headteacher at Castleview School. I have been involved with PLUS since it started as Playplus more than 30 years ago. I know of the very many opportunities PLUS gives to children and their families and hope by being a Board member I can contribute in some way.
Una joined PLUS in 2019 after retiring from work as a consultant paediatrician in NHS Forth Valley. She has specialised in care of newborn babies and children with respiratory disorders as well as general paediatrics. Since first specialising Una has believed that co-working with families is an essential part of paediatrics and she has been involved in Action for Sick Children, Contact a Family, SOFT UK and TOFS for many years.
Una has become involved in trying to improve health care transition for young people with long term conditions and disabilities and she hopes to learn from the young people and their parents and carers how services could be improved for them and others
Rachel was co-opted onto the PLUS board in April 2014. Rachel was employed as a social worker with Stirling Council and part of the Children with Disabilities Team since 2002 until her retirement in May 2014. Having had a positive professional relationship with PLUS Rachel was glad to have an opportunity to make a contribution. Rachel sits on the PLUS Quality Improvement Sub Group of the Board. Rachel lives in Cambusbarron with her husband John and has two sons and three grandchildren.”
Cameron MacVicar joined the Plus Board in February 2016. Cameron retired in June 2016. Since October 2013 he had worked as a social worker within Health and Social Care with Perth and Kinross Council. However for most of his working life Cameron was employed in the voluntary sector in the main with Aberlour Child Care Trust where he was for 27 years. For a number of years he was an Assistant Director with responsibility for Aberlour’s work with children and young people with a learning disability, developing and managing a number of small residential and respite services in various locations throughout Scotland. It was through his knowledge and interest in this area of work that attracted him to PLUS.
Cameron is presently treasure, chairing the finance sub- committee, however he is looking forward to being involved in other sub groups of the Board. Cameron lives in Dunblane with his wife and has three daughters and four grandchildren. Cameron in his retirement enjoys golfing, gardening, hill walking and spending time with his family.
I am a retired chartered accountant who owned a private practice dealing will small and medium sized businesses. My granddaughter has Williams Syndrome and has used the services provided by PLUS for the last few years. I have also been involved in youth work all my life having been captain of the Dunblane BB company for 22 years until 2000 and am now treasurer of Stirling & District.
Nick Macauley joined the board of Plus in 2020. Nick was first introduced to Plus after the arrival of Megan in 2010 where, not long after, his wife Gillian helped establish the ‘Play & Chat at Plus’ with some of the other mums whom Gillian met after Megan’s birth. Originally from the West of Scotland, Nick’s lived in Stirling since late 2009 and has worked in the IT sector since 2003 for a global manufacturer. Nick’s been married since 2006 and has another daughter, Erin, who also attends Plus on certain occasions as a sibling with Megan.
Fayzan joined the board of PLUS, to lend his experience from an IT career of twenty years and to give back to our local community. As a dad of four young children, his family lives in Stirling. Having a daughter with learning difficulties, he appreciates some of the struggles that other families may face and who turn to PLUS for support.