Bridget is a former Director of Continuing Education at the University of Edinburgh’s International Summer Schools.
She also ran part-time courses for adults living or working in Edinburgh.
Her “retirement” commitments include membership of several City of Edinburgh Council committees, Merchiston Community Council, the Audio Description Association of Scotland (she is a qualified audio describer and trainer-assessor).
Bridget also writes about community issues for local magazines and other publications.
Mike is a former Social Work professional with 27 years experience, from ‘hands-on’ to management of social care services for adults.
His knowledge of user need in this field, together with an understanding of the obligations and demands on Social Landlords and Social Care providers is invaluable, and provides many networking opportunities and channels for referral of people likely to benefit from the services of Tap into IT.
Sheona was an English teacher and latterly, Head of Support for Learning at Firrhill High School, Edinburgh.
She started with Tap into IT as a computer club volunteer.
As well as relevant teaching experience, which included those with additional support needs, Sheona has also mentored and trained Support for Learning Leaders in secondary schools across the City of Edinburgh.
Moray started out as a volunteer for a couple of years at Tap into IT’s Gillespie Crescent club before becoming a trustee.
He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 1984 and is currently an independent consultant.
Moray’s business development and technical knowledge, plus his growing financial background provides the board with a complementary set of skills.
Simon was a Committee Clerk in the Scottish Parliament and Director of an EU Programme.
He has experience of governance issues and managing funds.
Simon is also a Board member of two other Scottish Charities.
Lorence was in Manufacturing and Design of Food Packaging until his retirement.
He assists with the clubs as well as sitting on the board.
Although not an IT person, Lorence used computers continually in his work and gained experience in problem solving and systems set up.
Lindsey was a volunteer at Tap Into IT for several years before joining the board.
She brings a variety of experience from her volunteer work with charitable organisations across a number of sectors and roles.
In her professional life, Lindsey has a background in customer service and over ten years experience working in IT support and systems training.