The Staff Team

Looking to get in touch with one of our members of staff?

Call VANL directly (01236 748 011) or email and we will forward your enquiry to the relevant colleague or department!

Senior Management

Maddy Halliday - Chief Executive Officer 

Kirsty Struthers - Senior Manager, Community and Voluntary Sector Development and Volunteering Programmes

Nick Brown - Community Solutions Manager 

Douglas Milne - Senior Development Officer 

Michelle Thomson - Senior Development Officer 

VANL Development and Project Staff 

Name Designation Role
Judith Bremner Community Development Officer

Locality Support: Airdrie

NL-wide Support specialisms: Governance

Sharon Bissett Community Development Officer

Locality Support: Bellshill

NL-wide Support:

  • Learning and Development
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
Munro Fraser Climate and Green Health Officer  
Iain Johnstone Community Concordat Co-Ordinator  
Grant McLean Senior Community Development Officer

Locality Support: Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and the North

NL-wide Support specialisms: Income Generation

Douglas Milne Senior Community Development Officer

Locality: Coatbridge

NL-wide Support: Information Technology / Digital Inclusion

Joyce Morgan Senior Development Officer NL-wide Support: Children, Young People & Families
Ross Parker Community Solutions Programme Officer   
May Stronach

Development Team Assistant

Jean Thomson Community Development Officer

Locality Support: Wishaw & Shotts

NL-wide Support: Volunteering

Michelle Thomson Senior Community Development Officer

 Locality Support: Motherwell

 NL-wide Support:

  • Employability
  • Befriending
Rebecca Thomson Evaluation Officer - Community Solutions  
Kamil Tomzik Community Development Officer

 Locality Support: Northern Corridor

 NL-wide Support: Volunteering

Ross Parker Community Solutions Programme Officer  
Gordon Watson Mental Health and Wellbeing Project Officer  


Business Support

Ryan Young - Senior HR & Operations Officer

Dianne Lawrie - Business Support Officer 

Craig Anderson - Communications, Information and Digital Officer

Dylan Greig - Information Assistant

Ryan Toal - Information Assistant

Matthew Carbry - Communications Assistant


Mohamed Ashour - Finance Manager 

Lisa Scott -  Finance Officer

Hisayo Hosokawa - Finance Temp