Our Governance Model

Guidance and governance remain the responsibility of Miss Elizabeth Kibble’s Trustees and their successors in office as set out in our original Trust Deed of 1841. Kibble is a legally constituted company which means we have obligations to operate in a financially sustainable way. As a non-profit organisation any surpluses are reinvested for the social good.

We have a very strong and active governance, with monthly Board meetings and trustees meeting quarterly. This is further enhanced by regular subcommittee meetings which allows for independent observation and scrutiny of operations.

Our directors are de facto trustees, with the obligations of stewardship of purpose and resources that this brings. Many of the trustees of the Miss Elizabeth Kibble Trust sit as non-executive directors on the Board of Kibble and the company secretary has administrative responsibility for the Board. All of our directors, executive and non-executive, fulfil their directorial responsibilities for no remuneration.

Kibble’s quality improvement department and audit committee report to our Board, and a full external audit is conducted annually. Our internal quality controls are mapped and assessed against the EFQM Excellence Framework and our Business Continuity procedures are aligned to ISO22301: Societal Security Business Continuity Management Systems Requirement. We are committed to:

  • Protecting our people, systems and infrastructure
  • Identifying and mitigating the risks to Kibble’s services to an acceptable level
  • Managing any disruption to minimise its impact
  • Ensuring our customers receive our services as intended

These robust systems and procedures allow Kibble to continue to provide high quality services while seeking out ways to develop provision in order to support more young people.

Our Board and Trustees

Trustees and Non-Executive Directors

Marion Jackson, Chair of Board
James Cochrane, Chair of Trustees
Paul Allen
Russell Chambers
Dr Graham Connelly
Edith Forrest
Mary Hackett
Brendan Harris
Ronnie McGinlay
Duncan Sloan

Chief Executive

Jim Gillespie

Chief Operating Officer

John McIntosh

Executive Directors

Audrey Baird
Jim Crawford
Sinclair Soutar
Neil McMillan (acting)

Trustees

Rev Gordon Armstrong
Rev Alan Birss
Provost Lorraine Cameron
Sheriff Principal Duncan Murray
Sheriff James Spy
Iain Robertson

Secretary

David Nairn

Details correct at the time of writing