Meet the Committee and Staff

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Chair – Mairi Spowage

Mairi Spowage has been a resident of Menstrie for most of her life. Mairi has been a civil servant for over 13 years, specialising in analysis to inform policy development, particularly on economic and tax issues. Most recently, Mairi was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Fiscal Commission. Mairi is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Fraser of Allander Institute, an economic think tank based at Strathclyde University.

Mairi has 3 children who attend the local primary school and lives in Victoria Terrace.

Vice Chair – Jon Doig

Jon Doig has been a resident of Menstrie with his family for over 14 years and has three children who have attended our local school and participated in the many clubs and activities using the great indoor and outdoor facilities and spaces our village has to offer. He is keen to give support to help maintain and develop these opportunities and spaces so we all can continue to enjoy them in the future.Jon works for Commonwealth Games Scotland based at the University of Stirling and has been involved delivering a successful Team Scotland in the last 6 Commonwealth Games. One of his proudest moments was helping deliver the successful Glasgow 2014 Games including the visit of the Queens Baton relay to Menstrie.

Treasurer – Craig Wilson

Craig,Nicola & the 3 kids moved to Menstrie just over 5 years ago. The oldest spending the last 5 years at Menstrie Primary School and the youngest just starting this year.

Craig has spent over 20 years working in a number of senior positions within the financial services sector for some major household names like Standard Life, Scottish Widows and Axa. These roles have predominantly been around managing major change and transformation projects. It is his financial and commercial knowledge that he is hoping to bring to support the action group in moving forward.

Secretary – TBC

Theresa Williamson

Theresa Williamson has lived in Menstrie for the last 20 years. Theresa is a nurse and has had the privilege of caring for people for more than 35 years. Now based at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital and working as Associate Nurse Director Theresa`s role focuses on enabling the delivery of compassionate care. Theresa will contribute to some of the business and management requirements that will be required by the group as she has an MBA from Stirling University.

3 grown children benefited from the facilities available in our lovely village and Theresa’s parents also live in the village.

Centre Managers – Joanne Saunders & Kimberley Gray

Bios coming soon!

Callum Ford

Callum Ford has lived in the village for 8 years and has 2 kids at the primary school. He has various business experience being self employed since 2005. Callum is also involved in helping out with organising the Gala week events and thinks that Menstrie is a great place to live!

Caroline Crawford

Caroline Crawford has lived in Menstrie for almost 50 years and has always been actively involved in the community.   Caroline been Secretary of the Community Council for over 25 years and Chair of the Centre Committee previous to the Dumyat Centre being built.  Caroline runs a Senior Citizens Lunch Club in the village on a fortnightly basis and is also very involved with organisations outside the village being on the Board of Alzheimer Scotland and the Friends of Forth Valley Hospital to name but a few.   The Community Council look forward to working in partnership with the Dumyat Centre Group to develop the Dumyat Centre for the whole community and hopefully fulfil the community’s aspirations for the village as in Menstrie’s Local Plan.

Ben Steele

Ben Steele has been a resident of Menstrie for over 10 years and he and wife Caroline, who grew up in the village, have 2 children at Menstrie Primary. He strongly believes that local facilities breed community spirit and is a regular user of the Dumyat Centre for Badminton and Community events.

James Bryce

Bio coming soon!

LibrarianLouise Cannon

Louise has lived in the village for most of her life. She is passionate about communities being inclusive with no division.
Louise has already been a successful Rainbows Leader, which also included working with many people in a wider range of projects, and is now moving onto the new challenges of being part of this committee. She has worked with many communities in her former work in the library service, and currently works with children with additional needs on the school run.
Louise has some knowledge in many areas, and is willing to fill the spaces in between and focusing on the bigger picture, and is willing to assist with most tasks as they arise.