Meet the Board
Almond Valley's board of trustees are unpaid volunteers who ensure the clear direction and sound governance of the charity. They represent a diverse range of experience and interests,
Bill led the creation of the Trust while on the board of Livingston Development Corporation, and has served as Almond Valley's Chairman ever since. He has wide experience in business development and operation, most recently in the hospitality sector.
Charles was a solicitor for 40 years and is now retired. While he was with Livingston Development Corporation he was actively involved in the creation of the Trust. He has been the company secretary ever since. Charles has a continuing interest in local heritage and in the development of the Trust.
Alex is an experienced financial services leader whose career has included senior customer journey, strategy, change, operations and risk management roles. As a history graduate, former Livingston resident and parent, Alex offers several different perspectives on the Almond Valley mission and experience.
A Livingston resident since 1980, Alison is a Councillor nominated to serve on the board by WL Council, proudly representing Livingston North. A grandmother of three and runs a kiltmaking business in Edinburgh. West Lothian family history covers 6 generations. Alison is interested in history, people and traditions..
William is an Chartered Management Accountant with over 20 years experience alongside recently completing an MBA. He relocated to West Lothian in 2006, and now has a young family that regularly visits Almond Valley. He brings a mixture of financial & strategic business experience to the board.
Lianne is a solicitor at a well known Edinburgh firm and specialises in charity law. Born and bred in West Lothian, Lianne has a keen interest in local history and with a young family is a regular visitor to Almond Valley. She therefore brings a mixture of legal knowledge and experience as a service user to the board.
Trustee nominated by West Lothian Council
Wayne is an IT Service Operations Manager with over 20 years in the Retail or Financial services industry. Originally from Zimbabwe and now living in Stirlingshire, he brings a vast breadth of experience, as well with being a frequent visitor to Almond Valley with his young family.
Stephen has been in the design industry for over 30 years and runs design agency Artibrand Ltd. He has worked with a wide variety of heritage and tourism organisations bringing experience of visitor engagement, interaction and interpretation strategy.