New Chair of Trustees

We have appointed Sheila Cannell

Scottish Love in Action has appointed Sheila Cannell as its new Chair of Trustees. She takes over from Alison Erlanger, who steps down as Chair, but stays on as a Trustee until the end of the year to ensure a smooth handover. Sheila becomes Chair right away.

Sheila had a career in the higher education sector, working for the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Her last job was Director of Library Services at University of Edinburgh, specialising in digital information and library buildings. Now retired, Sheila has been a Trustee of Scottish Love in Action since 2016, particularly interested in developing our Indian project partnerships.

Hearing from our new Chair

Speaking on her appointment Sheila said, “It is an honour to become the new Chair of Scottish Love in Action.  Scottish Love in Action is a wonderful charity – for over 20 years it has been supporting partners in India that create real and lasting change in the lives of thousands of children every year.

I’m proud to have played a part in forging the relationships with Scottish Love in Action’s partner organisations, VOICE 4 Girls and Rainbow Homes.  Their work in the fascinating city of Hyderabad is inspirational and continues to be innovative in response to challenging and changing circumstances.

Here in Scotland, Scottish Love in Action fundraises to provide much needed support to these partners. I want to inspire Scottish Love in Action in its efforts to show existing and new supporters how their donations are being used to create lasting and impactful change in the lives of children in India.”

Some words from our Chief Executive

Chief Executive of Scottish Love in Action, Jamie McIntosh said, “We are delighted to have Sheila step up as Chair of Trustees. As Trustee she works tirelessly to support the growth and development of the charity, particularly evident in developing our work in India. We look forward to Scottish Love in Action continuing to thrive and reaching more young people under her leadership.”