Board of Directors

Ivor Dunbar
Ivor DunbarChairman | Australia 79/80
Ivor retired from Deutsche Bank AG in 2013. He had worked at the bank for 16 years in various positions including Head of Global Markets and Co-Head of Banking. He is now an independent investor and director of various private companies.
Ingrid Emerson MBE
Ingrid Emerson MBEChief Executive
Ingrid previously worked with Raleigh International, where, after six years, she was awarded an MBE for her outstanding work in a scheme promoting volunteering opportunities for inner-city young people. Following Raleigh, Ingrid worked at Groundwork in North Wales where she stayed for eight years until finally relocating to the Isle of Coll in 2008.
Patrick Boggon
Patrick BoggonSouth Africa 83/84
After a career spent in fundraising for charities, Patrick founded Tarnside Consulting in 2001. The Tarnside team now works with heritage sites, hospitals, arts organisations, disability charities, hospices and aid charities, raising between £10m and £30m a year.

Money is just the means by which one drives change and makes the world a better place.

In his spare time Patrick runs in the hills, runs his daughters between social events, and cooks.

Charles Maclean-Bristol
Charles Maclean-BristolSudan 85/86
Charles worked with a number of major UK utilities before establishing business continuity practice PlanB Consulting in 2007. He is also Head of Training and a founding Director of Business Continuity Training Ltd, a UK-based business continuity training provider.

A member of the Business Continuity Institute’s Global Membership Council and a Fellow
of the Emergency Planning Society
, he was runner-up in the CIR Business Continuity awardsBusiness Continuity Manager of the Year (2005) and Business Continuity Consultant of the Year (2009). In 2011 he was awarded Business Continuity Consultant of the Year.

He previously served as a Captain in the British Army, planning and implementing patrols and anti-terrorist operations.

Steve Price-Thomas OBE
Steve Price-Thomas OBEJamaica 85/86
Since 2004 Steve has been working for Oxfam, first as Country Director of Vietnam, then as G20/BRICSAM strategy manager before being made Deputy Advocacy and Campaigns Director: Southern Influencing in 2014.

Steve worked at Project Trust from 1989 to 1993, first as a Desk Officer then as Senior Desk Officer. He left Coll to work in the Pacific for VSO, before becoming VSO’s Country Director for Vietnam. He then worked for the World Bank for just over four years, before taking up his post as Country Director of Vietnam for Oxfam.

Steve received an OBE for services to development in Vietnam in the 2011 New Year Honours List.

Jonathan Moore
Jonathan MooreBrazil 88/89
Johnny is currently Director of Operations for NOW TV, Sky TV’s online TV service. Johnny joined Sky in 1997, initially in the finance team, before moving to operational roles including redesigning Sky’s customer experience to launching a new dedicated Formula One channel.

Johnny started his career in the wine and spirits trade with Allied Domecq, then Grand Metropolitan (now Diageo). During this time he qualified as a chartered management accountant.
Michael Traboulsi
Michael TraboulsiUganda 99/00
Michael is the owner of Snappin’ Turtle, an independent TV and radio production company, which in recent years has produced shows for the BBC about The Dambusters Raid and D-Day anniversary.

Previously Michael worked for 10 years at LBC and Heart radio, five years of which were spent as breakfast newsreader on Jamie Theakston and Harriet Scott’s shows. Michael’s passion for radio came from him and his Project Trust volunteering partner Richard presenting weekend shows on Power FM 104.1 whilst in Uganda.
Linda Kirkwood
Linda Kirkwood
Linda has over forty years’ experience of Scottish Education, in a wide range of contexts. She spent over half her career in school senior management, and held the headship of two secondary schools for a total of 14 years.

In 2008 she was appointed as a Professional Adviser on to the Scottish Government, working closely with fellow education professionals and senior Civil Servants, developing policy and practice in the new Curriculum for Excellence. On her retirement, she chaired the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Education’s Excellence Group on Health and Wellbeing.

Linda currently serves on the management group, or board, of a number of registered educational charities, including Link Community Development Scotland, where she contributed to development work on Global Citizenship and the Edinburgh Foodbank Projects. She is a co-director in her own firm of education consultants, and continues to support schools in improving provision for children and young people. She currently works with schools in the Edinburgh area which participate in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative sponsored by the Wood Family Trust.

Eddie Bensilum
Eddie Bensilum
Eddie is a reputation management expert working with organisations in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals and oil & gas, as well as public sector and not for profit clients. She splits her time between advising on strategic reputation protection and providing counsel and advice on live issues.
James Stocker
James StockerChile 11/12
James recently graduated from Durham University and joins the board with responsibility for representing the views of young people. He has been involved in a number of youth organisations, including KYDS Youth Drama Society of which he is Chair of Trustees.

James’s time teaching at a variety of schools in Chile instilled a passion for education in him and showed him the real benefits that a volunteering experience overseas with Project Trust can offer.