Board of Trustees

David Kendall

Dave Kendall has been the chair since the charity formed in 2018. His full time post is as Chief Officer in the Church of Scotland, one of Scotland’s largest charitable organisations, where he has worked since November 2019. Prior to this he was the Director of Programmes in a Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde for 2 years after 37 years in the electricity supply industry where he held a wide range of senior operational and head office roles. Dave loves to be in jobs or voluntary roles where he can make a difference and thrives on challenges. In addition to his full time Chief Officers role he is fully committed to the voluntary role at Skills Exchange and is involved in his local Church as both an elder and worship leader.

He brings significant experience to the Trustee Board in the areas of people management, finance, leadership, fund raising, academic/charitable organisations, operations, networking, training and delivery of commitments.

Dave is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry having graduated as a Chemist before moving into engineering and senior management.

Lyndsey Gaja

Lyndsey previously worked with Skills Exchange SCIO as an employer hosting work placements and was delighted to join the Board as a Trustee in June 2019.

She is passionate about supporting and empowering people to reach their full potential and has seen fist hand the positive impacts Skills Exchange has on the clients it works with.

Lyndsey brings over 15 years HR and Learning Experience to her Trustee role.

Vincent Barsotti

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