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Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team

Please read the biographies below to find out a little more about the members of our Leadership Team

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Linda Gray - CEO

Linda has almost two decades of experience in the Third Sector, having worked within the Senior Management Team at Inspire for the past nine years and as Head of Corporate Services since 2012. She was appointed CEO of the organisation in 2017 and is also a Board Member and Treasurer of the Coalition of Care & Support Providers (CCPS) Scotland.

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Sharon Catchpole - Director of People

Sharon joined Inspire in 2014 as Director of People following a spell of HR Consultancy with Hunter Adams. Previously she worked for the Mayflower Theatre Trust, in Southampton, for eight years as Head of HR, and for Barclays Bank PLC in various HR roles. She is also currently a Board member of Castlegate Arts Ltd.

Away from work Sharon likes gardening, Irish dancing and furniture restoration.

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Lynne Robertson - Director of Corporate Services

Lynne is a chartered accountant who has extensive business experience, including time spent living and working in London and Glasgow. She trained with Ernst & Young and worked with a range of clients including entrepreneurial companies, charities and public sector bodies. Lynne worked in learning and development and managed the organisation’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ programme. She also has more than 12 years experience within the social care sector.

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Lindsay Fraser - Head of Quality and Compliance

Lindsay joined Inspire on graduating from the University of Glasgow. With extensive social care experience in the organisation she has developed her career path becoming a Regional Manager in 2012 and assuming her current role in 2020. She remains passionate and true to her desire to make a difference to the lives of people we support by striving to ensure equality, social inclusion and an ambitious future.

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Suz Bracken - Head of Operations

Suz has worked in social care for nearly 30 years in varying positions across Aberdeenshire. She joined Inspire as a Regional Manager in 2015 and took up her current position in 2020. Her passion is to ensure that everyone we support is at the heart of everything we do and treated with respect, dignity and as an individual in their own right.

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Miles Davies - Head of Operations

Miles has worked for Inspire since 1993 starting as a Support Worker then holding a number of Management positions covering residential, visiting support and children's services. In September 2020 he took up the post of Head of Operations. Miles is also a Board Member for TSI Moray.

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Matthew Reid - Head of Development

Matthew qualified as a nurse, specialising in learning disability, in 1986 and worked on helping people move into the community from long-stay hospitals. He has worked in development roles for over 20 years now, and previously worked with Langstane Housing for 14 years. Since 2018, Matthew has been employed as Head of Development for Inspire. Matthew is also currently a Board member of Castlehill Housing Association and Granite Care Consortium.

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