Shetland Charitable Trust appoints Vice Chair and two new Trustees

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Published: 18 June 2018

Shetland Charitable Trust appoints Vice Chair and two new Trustees

At their meeting held on 14 June 2018, Shetland Charitable Trust Trustees unanimously appointed Dr Andrew Cooper as Vice Chair.

Chair of Shetland Charitable Trust Bobby Hunter said: "Andrew has been a Trustee since 2015 and his knowledge, experience and commitment has been invaluable to the Trust in this time. I am delighted he has accepted the role of Vice Chair and look forward to working closely with him.”

At the meeting the Trust also unanimously appointed two new trustees after adopting its revised governance arrangements.

The new Trustees, Jolene Garriock and Yvette Hopkins were appointed following a lengthy and detailed recruitment process in May and June.

Trust Chair, Bobby Hunter said: "Trustees are custodians of the Trust’s charitable funds and act as ambassadors for the charity. We are particularly keen to develop a diverse board and encourage applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We believe that Jolene and Yvette will bring fresh energy and experience to the Board and I am delighted to welcome them.”

Jolene is a business partner in Island Vista, a company that provides shore excursions for visiting cruise ships and coach holidays. She has a degree in International Management from Heriot-Watt University and has previously worked in various Marketing and Tourist related posts and is currently a self-employed Tourist Guide for Shetland.

Yvette has lived and worked in over 30 communities across the globe throughout her career, while serving in the US Military and took retirement in 2017.  She is now back home to live in Shetland. She is a highly accomplished professional with a vast array of experience leading national and international organisations, teams and operations.  Most recently, she was Directing Intelligence Operations for US Special Forces on the Continent of Africa.



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