Jubilee Scotland has a volunteer board of members that make decisions on the direction and strategy of the charity. They provide governance of how Jubilee Scotland is run, and ensures that it furthers it’s aims and purpose as laid out in the charity’s governing document. The board meets regularly to discuss how both the charity and the board is being run.
We are currently looking for new board members to join Jubilee Scotland. If you are passionate about debt justice and other causes that Jubilee Scotland supports, being a board member can be a rewarding role. You’ll get the opportunity to make a lasting difference and help define an organisation’s future by contributing your ideas and knowledge. If you are interested in applying, find more information here.
Members of the Board
John has been involved with charitable organisations for over 30 years. He has served as a World Mission representative on the Kirk Session of Trinity Parish Church from 1998 to 2015, led on FairTrade campaigns for 15 years, been elected onto the Co-operative Group’s Scotland & Northern Ireland Values & Principles committee in 2010, and acted as a Community Councillor in Tullibody, Cambus & Glenochil from 2010 to 2015. He has additionally volunteered with environmental and arts and wellbeing groups across Scotland.
A Master of Malt and Keeper of the Quaich, John is one of the world’s leading authorities on Whisky. He is the author of a number of books and contributes to international consumer magazines, as well as European drinks industry journals.
Gail Hurley co-leads Finance Earth’s investment advisory work, with a particular focus on marine ecosystems. She is a specialist in innovative financing models for the blue economy, and has worked to assess feasibility, design and implement a range of financing structures across diverse social and environmental issues, including incubation funds, blended finance funds, impact bonds and debt-for-development swaps. Her work has focused extensively on developing financing solutions for the Global South, and she has worked across several jurisdictions, including Africa and the Caribbean.
Gail has worked in sustainable finance and international development since 2004, and has held senior advisory roles in the UN (UNDP and the World Food Programme), and has also provided independent advisory services to philanthropic foundations and the non-profit sector. Gail has also worked as a researcher on development finance, and served as a Fellow with Development Initiatives between 2019 and 2021. She is an author and contributor to multiple research papers on development finance. Gail serves on the Global Steering Group of the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), a non-profit organisation based in Scotland.
Sandy Gemmill – Treasurer
Sandy is Jubilee Scotland’s Treasurer, and has been overseeing the finances of the organisation for many years. Sandy has been campaigning for debt justice for over 25 years. He joined Jubilee Scotland at its launch in 2001, when the organisation was established as a continuation of the Jubilee 2000 movement where Sandy was also active.
Elisabeth is a Parish Minister in the Levenmouth area of Fife. She has served as Chair of Jubilee Scotland’s Board of Directors for many years, and continued on as an active board member after stepping down as Chair in 2019. Elisabeth took part in the Jubilee2000 movement and was a supporter of Jubilee Scotland from its beginning. She has served on The Church of Scotland Board of World Mission and World Mission Council. She was a Co-Convener of Kirkcaldy Presbytery’s Church and Society Committee and now serves on Fife Presbytery’s Church and World Forum.
Elisabeth is very enthusiastic about serving on Jubilee Scotland’s Board because she passionately believes in debt justice – and in all the many changes needed to make the economic system equally fair to everyone.
Kevin has worked in the renewable energy industry for 15 years, supporting the green transition across the world with wind and solar projects on six continents. He has led the development, construction and operation of some of the largest renewable energy projects in Denmark, Brazil, China and Jordan, among others. Kevin has held executive positions with multiple organisations since 2014, working to ensure optimal business strategy, organisational structure and efficiency.