Meet the team

  • Angie De Vos (Foreman)

    CEO, Women’s Business Station /

    Spanning a career of 25 years, mainly in the third sector, Angie has a deep-rooted understanding of the day to day barriers that face women in business. Using her entrepreneurial flare, innovation and leadership skills, Angie has created award winning Social Enterprises, Community Empowerment models and impactful Corporate Social Responsibility programmes, all of which have benefited hundreds of women.

  • Michelle De Almeida

    Business Development Director /

    An experienced senior manager who has worked for a number of national brands, lastly in a multi-site operational regional role across Scotland. Prior to that Michelle achieved one of her life ambitions and ran a restaurant in Portugal for several years, with all the expected challenges of a business owner alongside different legislation, taxation and a foreign language to learn.

    Michelle is utilising her entrepreneurial flare, negotiation ability, leadership skills, training and business knowledge to support female entrepreneurs in her role.

  • Lauren Mcgurk

    Membership Manager /

    Having previously studied a Degree in Festival, Events & Hospitality Management, as well as her international and events experience with Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce and through her role with Coca-Cola 5by20, Lauren demonstrates her ability to create excellent networking and membership events.

    Lauren is passionate about getting the job done right, leaving no stone unturned. With a high level of attention to detail, integrity and positive approach she ensures everything she does is carried out to an exceptional standard. Delivering 100% commitment every time.

    The ability to actively listen, understand and support those around her is an essential part of her role with us and is what makes her the perfect point of contact or our membership.

Board of Trustees

  • Chairperson, Adair Simpson

    Director of Finance, Carnoustie Golf Links

    Adair Simpson was the Founder and CEO of EFM Scotland and now the Director of Finance at the world leading Carnoustie Golf Links. As a Chartered Accountant, Finance Director and Non-Exec he has amassed a vast experience in all areas of finance and commerce, as well as having significant experience in executive management & leadership roles. Adair is passionate about not only improving the financial sustainability of an organisation but also operational efficiency, growth and establishing a culture of ownership and accountability.

  • Vice Chairperson, Caroline McKenna

    CEO & founder, Social Good HQ

    In 2010, following 18 years in financial services in a number of senior leadership roles, Caroline headed to the third sector. Caroline has extensive skills and understanding of the Social Good arena and is an award- winning CEO, Community Woman of the Year and is on a mission to inspire and educate organisations who want to positively impact the lives of others.

  • Sheena Gibson

    Charity and Agriculture specialist at MHA Henderson Loggie

    I work with a wide range of charity clients, carrying out audit and independent examination on both all sizes of client. I am also an RI, so I am able to sign off audit reports on those charities I work with that need that service.  I head up the firm’s Agriculture sector and work with a selection of farm and estate clients, whether they be sole traders, partnerships or limited companies.I also work with a portfolio of commercial clients, who operate under the current audit threshold.

  • Allister Stewart

    Senior Manager, IMD Consultancy

    Management career spanning 40 years, has held some of the toughest posts in the health sector including being brought in as General Manager of Grantham Hospital during the widely reported Beverley Allitt inquiry (1992-94) and, holding the post of Chief Executive of the Lothian University Hospitals Trust.

    Allister specializes in leadership, general management and teambuilding skills, particularly in complex organisations undergoing great change.

  • Sandy McCurdy

    Founder of The Sales Coach Scot

    Sandy has a wealth of experience working in senior sales and marketing roles in a wide variety of companies and business sectors.

    Later in his career Sandy branched out into enterprise support roles. He was an Enterprise Facilitator with Dundee’s Clocking onto Business, one of the first Ernesto Sirolli inspired community projects in Scotland. Following this he worked for both Business Gateway and Perth and Kinross Council’s economic development dept.

    Sandy is currently the owner of Sales Coach Scot – an organisation devoted to improving selling and customer service skills in Scotland. He also volunteers with Abertay’s Bell St Ventures and Dundee University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship among other interests.

    He is currently writing his second book and finds time to play guitar and sing with a band of ageing rockers. Sandy says his most important role now is as the Grampy of two 13-year-old grandsons.