Meet our team

Fiona Lovatt

Finance Officer

Fiona joined Simba in March 2019 after a varied career in Corporate Finance. She has a wealth of experience of customer service roles, operations management, strategy and capacity planning and achieved Chartered Banker status during her time there.
Jade Linden

Community Outreach Lead

Jade joined Simba from her midwifery training and quickly realised that she wanted to be involved in bereavement care, supporting families in their loss.
Jo Dunlop

Office Manager

Joanna joined Simba from a grassroots rugby club in January 2024, bringing with her over 25 years experience in Marketing and Communications. Her roles have been in public, private and charitable sectors.
Karen Moore

Interim CEO

Karen is an experienced C-Suite Executive, Executive Coach, Chair and Interim Executive. Firstly qualifying in Hotel and Catering Management, Karen then went on to study a Post Grad Diploma in Marketing.
Kelsay Wood

Community and Events Fundraiser

Kelsay joined Simba in April 2022, when the opportunity of being part of a Fundraising Team came up!
Lisa Barnard

Trusts and Corporate Fundraiser

Lisa joined Simba in August 2023, bringing with her over 25 years’ experience in business development and fundraising.
Morna Thomson

Support Service Assistant

Morna joined Simba at the beginning of July 2023 to fulfil the role of Support Service Assistant on a temporary basis. She has been involved in various secretarial and administration roles throughout her working life.
Stephanie Archibald

Fundraising and Communications Officer

Stephanie has come to Simba from the media and advertising industry. She wanted to find a role within a charity where she could apply her experience and organisational skills to helping people; she found this in her role within the Fundraising Team!
Vanessa Rhazali

Head of Fundraising and Communications

Vanessa joined Simba in November 2022, bringing with her over 25 years’ experience working with UK charities, most recently with Age Scotland, Alzheimer Scotland and Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, all in senior fundraising and communications roles.

Meet our Board

Bryan Griffin


Bryan has worked in the third sector for the past decade and first became aware of the noble work done by Simba when he and his wife experienced the loss of their son Milo at 41 weeks in March 2019.
Doug Macdonald


Doug is married with two children and has had a broad and varied career in Learning & Development, primarily across the sporting sector where he supports the development of coaches in performance sport.
Emma Jenkins


Emma has over 20 years’ experience at senior level in Human Resources, helping organisations achieve their strategic goals by building cultures in which their people thrive, and now runs her own HR Consultancy supporting small businesses and charities.
Heather Lawrence


Heather is experienced in leading strategic continuous improvement and oversees the operations of a large faculty in a higher education institution.
Robbie Wilson


Robbie lives in Fife with his wife and three children. He’s been a solicitor specialising in Medical Negligence and Personal Injury for over 15 years.
Stephanie Errington


Stephanie lives with her husband, Peter, her two daughters Sophie and Olivia and Brodie their Labrador. Their second child, Ruben, was born prematurely at 25 weeks and sadly was only with us for a few hours.
Theresa Fyffe

Chair of the Board

Theresa is a multi disciplinary and multi agency leader with over 40 years experience in a range of sectors including front line nursing, nursing education, Scottish Government and most recently with the Royal College of Nursing.