Meet the Team

We consider ourselves very lucky as a charity to have a passionate and committed staff team all of whom believe wholeheartedly in what we endeavour to achieve year upon year. Many of our staff are returned volunteers and so are well able to empathise and support our Volunteers during their placement.

The Project Trust Staff Team

We pride ourselves on having a dynamic, young core of staff who bring fresh ideas and perspective to what we do.

Although we are the longest running Gap Year Volunteering Charity in the UK, and we continue to work within the same founding principles as we did in 1967, the world is a constantly changing environment and it is important that we not only recognise this, but respond to it. Our Management Team are committed to supporting the development of Project Trust and its staff while continuing to offer the same high quality experiences as we always have.

The full-time staff are complemented by a dedicated and enthusiastic Board of Directors, again many of whom are returned volunteers. From here we continue to receive the highest level of support, advice and guidance.

Senior Management

Ingrid Emerson MBE
Ingrid Emerson MBEChief Executive Officer
John Fraser | Zambia 73/74
John Fraser | Zambia 73/74Assistant Chief Executive
Alison Fraser
Alison FraserHead of Alumni, IT & Administration
Kam McMillan
Kam McMillanHead of Finance
Heloise Allan l Vietnam 03/04
Heloise Allan l Vietnam 03/04Assistant Director (Strategy)
Alex Page
Alex PageOverseas Director
Jil McMeekin
Jil McMeekinHead of Human Resources & Personal Assistant to the CEO

Volunteer & Schools Engagement

Jane Ham
Jane HamHead of Volunteer & Schools Engagement
Claire Jennings | India 08/09
Claire Jennings | India 08/09Head of Volunteer & Schools Engagement (Maternity Cover)
Niall Seenan
Niall SeenanSenior Volunteer & Schools Coordinator
Beth Vuckovic | Senegal 14/15
Beth Vuckovic | Senegal 14/15Volunteer & Schools Coordinator

Business Development

Ronan McLaughlin
Ronan McLaughlinBusiness Development and Events Coordinator

Finance & Fundraising

Conor Moran
Conor MoranFundraising Officer
Nic Smith
Nic SmithVolunteer Fundraising Officer
Eleanor Wood
Eleanor WoodFinance Assistant
Eilidh Maxwell | Chile 11/12
Eilidh Maxwell | Chile 11/12Volunteer Fundraising Officer

Overseas Programme

Fra Macintyre | Sri Lanka 93/94
Fra Macintyre | Sri Lanka 93/94Overseas Department Manager
Peter Wilson
Peter WilsonSenior Country Coordinator
Rosie MacGill | India 07/08
Rosie MacGill | India 07/08Country Coordinator
Hannah Bowry Williams l Uganda 11/12
Hannah Bowry Williams l Uganda 11/12Country Coordinator
Niall Edwards | South Africa 09/10
Niall Edwards | South Africa 09/10Country Coordinator
Jordan Wilson | Namibia 10/11
Jordan Wilson | Namibia 10/11Country Coordinator
Martin Zaranyika
Martin ZaranyikaStrategy Lead l Civil Service Fast Streamer


Callum Pethick | Nepal 17/18
Callum Pethick | Nepal 17/18Education Support Officer

Admin & Hebridean Centre

Karlijn Bakker
Karlijn BakkerAdministrative Support
Janice Henderson
Janice HendersonHousekeeper