• 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.

  • Lauren McGurk

    Membership Manager /

    Having studied a Degree in Festival, Events & Hospitality Management, her International events experience with Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce and through her role as programme co-ordinator for Coca-Cola 5by20, Lauren demonstrates her ability to create strong professional relationships with business owners from across a variety of sectors.

    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 for our membership.

  • Abigail Donaldson-Reid

    Marketing & Communications Manager /

    Abigail is our Marketing and Communications Manager, prior to joining WBS she was running global campaigns for iconic British brands such as Barbour and Hunter Boots. She packs a mighty PR and marketing punch having worked with luxury brands, from whisky to hotels to education. She was shortlisted for Young Professional of the Year at the PR Moments awards in 2020 and has finally made her way back to her hometown of Dundee to make a positive difference to Women’s Business Station and its members.

  • Kate Mason

    Enterprise Facilitator /

    Kate joins Women’s Business Station with over 25 years of wide industry experience.  From starting her career in the City, Kate relocated to Scotland and successfully set up and grew several multi-award winning Adventure businesses.  Kate is passionate about encouraging women to excel in their careers and recognises the importance of being able to confidently happily juggle work and family life.

  • Shonagh Kelly

    Social Media Assistant /
    Shonagh joins Women’s Business Station as our Social Media Assistant. Shonagh’s role within the business involves promoting the business’ latest news, upcoming events, masterclasses and promoting what we and our members are getting up to. Shonagh graduated from Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and continues her photographic career while working at WBS. Shonagh has a keen eye for detail and boasts creativity and enthusiasm which is a huge asset to our small team.
  • Ali Begg

    Social Media Assistant /

    Ali is our newest Social Media Assistant and joins us to support the marketing department. Ali graduated with an HND in Digital Design and Development in 2021. During that time, she was also a freelance digital artist working on some exciting projects. She briefly worked in databasing and ecommerce before joining us in November 2021. 

    Ali brings with her a wealth of expertise and a creative flare that we hope will benefit not only the WBS team but our members too. 

  • Fatima Ramzan

    Aspiring Women Project Manager /

    For the past 25 years, Fatima has worked in community led projects with an emphasis on empowering women from all over the world- through ESOL Educational Programmes, employment and building confidence, self-esteem to empower women and their families whilst participating and integrating within the wider society. Fatima was a trainer for VAW “Harmful Practice Workshops” across Scotland where she delivered interactive workshops to raise awareness of various cultural practices and understand how we could eradicate and bring about change to enhance the lives of women and girls who were subjected to abuse , violence and  struggles. Fatima actively engaged with Scottish Government planning meetings and supported in creating change in policy for FGM, which resulted in FGM Protection Orders to be put in place for survivors.

    Fatima’s previous work also involved in planning and delivering community outdoor projects and she set up the first BAME Dundee’s Women only cycling project which supported over 200 women gain confidence in learning how to ride a bike.  As a trained outdoor leader by Backbone C.I.C. Fatima took part in organising outdoor festivals with a range of learning to engage and integrate all communities across Scotland.

    Fatima is truly passionate about supporting Women and bringing change into their lives as strong role models for the next generation and such a brilliant addition to the WBS team.

Board of Directors

  • 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.

  • Carolyn Brown

    Project Manager, MTC Media

    Having completed a business degree, I started my career in marketing and have spent the last 10 years working in the digital industry. I have a very keen interest in technology and experience of delivering a wide range of complex web projects and online solutions for a variety of clients across the public, private and third sectors.

    I have previously served on several committees including as Vice Chair of Women Ahead, overseeing the rebrand of the organisation.

  • Sheena Gibson

    Director, James Hair & Co

    Sheena is a qualified accountant with over 30 years of experience working with owner managed businesses and charities.  She is the Treasurer of Women’s Business Station.

    In her role as Director with James Hair and Co, Chartered Accountants, she works mainly with the Practice’s clients from within the agricultural sector, but also with a portfolio of owner managed businesses.  She oversees all the Practice’s charity clients.  Sheena’s main aim is to demystify the accounting process for her clients, and to ensure that they understand what their accounts are telling them, without the confusing jargon.

  • 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.

  • Caryn Gibson

    Business Partnership Manager, Dundee and Angus College

    We are pleased to welcome Caryn Gibson as a member of the Women’s Business Station Board of Directors. An advocate for female entrepreneurship and supporting the next generation Caryn loves nothing more than inspiring and encouraging both women and young people to be the best they can be.

    Caryn is fully behind our lofty ambitions for the future and we are so pleased to have her and her expertise to the team.

  • Alison Smith

    Director of Vibrant Communities and Sustainable Growth, Angus Council

    With over 25 years’ experience working with Angus Council predominately in economic development I have led and developed numerous initiatives and programmes that have supported the growth of economy of Angus, created jobs and strong partnerships and brought in significant sums of external funding.

    Having seized opportunities as they arose, I have taken on more senior leadership roles and in December 2021 was appointed as Director of Vibrant Communities and Sustainable Growth. I have welcomed the opportunity to develop teams and foster a positive culture, motivating and inspiring others to be proud to work for Angus Council and be the best they can be with a keen interest in ensuring inclusive and fair opportunities for all and empowering and encouraging responsibility. All of this while ensuring that we deliver top quality, customer focused services making best use of our available resources to achieve results and make a different to communities and businesses in our area.

    Born and raised in Broughty Ferry and as employee in Angus I feel passionate about improving opportunities in this area and until recently was a Governor of Hospitalfield in Arbroath.