Trust Company Board

The Trust Company is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, with sportscotland being it’s sole member.  The Trust Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of sportscotland.  This section lists our directors and provides a brief overview of their background.

Chair: Maureen Campbell

Maureen Campbell

Maureen has been involved in sport for many years as an athlete, coach and team manager. She is a former chair of Scottish Swimming and a board member of British Swimming. Maureen has been vice chair of Commonwealth Games Scotland since 2016 and was reappointed in June 2019 for a second four-year term. She is chief executive of Falkirk Community Trust and was awarded an OBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List. Maureen brings to the Board her knowledge and experience of operating in the Scottish sporting pathway to develop outstanding athletes and coaches at all levels.

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Kirstie Hepburn

Kirstie Hepburn

Kirstie has handled programme creation, communications strategy, event delivery, and speaker and VIP management for conferences and summits around the world, including as Programme Director for a global conference on sport for social good. Prior to that, she was a magazine editor, then director of strategy for the Middle East for one of the world’s largest PR networks. She now runs her own communications consultancy.

She also works as head of corporate and education activities for Head Talks, a non-profit digital platform for mental health and wellbeing, and is on the Ayrshire fundraising committee for Marie Curie. She is a volunteer for Pets as Therapy, where her dog provides one-on-one care for patients with dementia. She is a very amateur curler and has a passion for National Hunt racing, and is a member of a syndicate that owns several National Hunt racehorses.

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Iain Houston

Iain Houston

Iain has over 30 years’ experience in the sports and physical activity sector having worked for five years in a community sports and fitness role in Ferguslie Park, Paisley, before progressing into the Further and Higher Education sector. He has been a lecturer and academic manager in sport and fitness for 25 years and in his current role as associate dean at City of Glasgow College he has overall management of more than 600 sports and physical education learners. He is an advocate for coaching and leadership in sport and has delivered on the degree program at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Iain is a product of school sport opportunity and a lifelong activist who passionately promotes the benefits of sport and taking part at all levels. At Glasgow College he has supported the establishment of many groups and clubs with a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion.

As a participant in sport, Iain holds a broad range of coaching qualifications from the SFA B Licence to a BASI Level 2 ski instructor qualification. Alpine skiing is a particular interest and he has led student groups at home and abroad for many years, recognising the life-changing impact of outdoor education on individuals. He now takes part in climbing, biking and canoeing with the same energy he used to apply to adventure racing and ultra-marathons.

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Husnain Raza Sadiq 


Raza, a dedicated leader and advocate for equality in sports and community inclusion, has spearheaded transformative initiatives through the Active Life Club since its inception in 1999. His unwavering commitment to empowering youth, tackling inequalities, and fostering integration in Glasgow's diverse communities has left an indelible mark on countless lives. As chairperson of various boards and committees, including the Unison Scottish Black Members Committee and STUC Black Members Committee, Raza continues to drive positive change and inspire others to champion fairness and unity. Recognized with numerous awards such as Lifetime Achievement Awards and Diversity Hero for his outstanding contributions, including an honorary degree from Open University, Raza exemplifies the spirit of service and leadership, making him a truly impactful figure in both the sports and community spheres.

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Susie Sandilands

Susie Sandilands

Susan Sandilands is Commissioning Executive for BBC Ideas and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She has worked for the BBC since 2002, with previous roles as senior content producer in BBC Scotland’s digital department, and prior to that in social media management, marketing, communications and events. In her current position she is responsible for liaising with a range of external partners and suppliers to ensure creation and delivery of high quality video content for and iPlayer. Susan also sits on the sportscotland Board. She is a 2nd Dan black belt in Taekwondo and a former instructor in the sport, who now enjoys interval and weight training. She was also named as BBC Get Inspired’s first ‘Just for Staff’ Unsung Hero for encouraging and supporting her colleagues to incorporate activity into their working day, as she is a firm believer in the power of sport to improve wellbeing. 

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Olivia Strong

Olivia Strong

Olivia is the founder of Run For Heroes, a charity that raised over £10 million for the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 appeal, and encouraged over 1.5 million people to get active. Today, the charity continues to raise vital funds for health and wellbeing initiatives, while inspiring the nation to get moving. As well as running the charity, Olivia has been a documentary filmmaker for 8 years. She has a particular focus on social and political storytelling. Working with networks such as BBC, Netflix, Apple TV and Channel 4. Olivia is a keen runner and enjoys encouraging others to take up the sport, not only for your physical health but also mental.

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Ronan Welch

Ronan Welch

Ronan currently works for Scottish Rowing as Pathways Manager, as well as being a Director on the board of Scottish Clubsport, combining a passion for sport development with a wealth of experience in governance and strategy for third sector organisations. He is a strong advocate for the value of sport & physical activity and the power it has to change lives, particularly when it comes to youth leadership. Ronan graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a degree in Sports Design Engineering, staying on at the institution to serve as Sports Union President, representing 25,000 students and chairing the organisation as it delivered a portfolio of over fifty sports in addition to numerous wellbeing and active health programs - while also advocating across the academic institution to ensure sport was championed at all levels. He is a keen sportsman: participating in a wide variety of sports from bouldering to sailing, but his main sport is rowing in which he has represented Scotland as both an athlete and a coach.

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Date published: 29 March 2023
Date updated: 21 May 2024


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