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 and public companies.
Ivor was Project Trust’s representative in Sudan in 1983/84.
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.

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 and Deputy Advocacy and Campaigns Director: Southern Influencing. In 2016, Steve was appointed as Oxfam International’s Advocacy and Campaigns Director.

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.

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 support on live issues.
Richard Morgan
Richard Morgan
Richard is Head of International and Government Relations at Anglo American plc, who he joined in October 2010. Previously he worked with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Japan, South Africa and France.

Richard has a degree in modern languages from the University of Oxford. He is passionate about travel, culture and sport (though now largely limited to cycling).

Douglas Alexander
Douglas Alexander
The Right Honourable Douglas Alexander is Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School and Visiting Professor at King’s College, London. He serves as a Council Member on the European Council of Foreign Relations. Douglas is also Strategic Adviser to Pinsent Masons and Adviser to U2 Frontman Bono on development and investment within and beyond Africa to drive economic growth.

Douglas has also served as Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for Her Majesty’s Official Opposition (2011-2015). Previously, he served in numerous senior UK Ministerial positions (2001-2010), including as Minister for Europe, Secretary of State for Scotland, Secretary of State for International Development and the UK’s Governor of the World Bank.
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.

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