Who we are

Our Staff

Dr Maureen Sier
Director

Developing and managing the organisation’s strategic business plan. Managing staff members and liaising with the board of directors, members and associate members. Hosting events, conferences and meetings with local and national organisations and public bodies.

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Frances Hume
National Development Officer

Providing support for 20 local interfaith groups. Leading workshops and events with schools, women’s groups, faith communities and voluntary agencies. Supporting and hosting events during Scottish Interfaith Week. Producing the Interfaith Scotland newsletter.

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Else Kek
Finance and Office Manager

Managing the daily running of the office and undertaking all administrative tasks. Handling the organisation’s finances and accounting. (Keeping the boat afloat!)

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Mel Grossman
Projects Officer

Managing two major projects – Holocaust Memorial Day and Scottish Interfaith Week. Running the communications side of Interfaith Scotland. Handling press enquiries and writing press releases.

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Jamie Spurway
Equalities and Training Officer

Raising funds through designing and delivering equality training for private organisations and charities. Providing equality training for public bodies. Ensuring Interfaith Scotland complies with current equality legislation. Representing Interfaith Scotland at the meetings of various equality bodies.

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Aparna Ramesh
Development Officer

Supporting Interfaith Scotland’s projects in schools and universities, youth work, women’s dialogue, and Scottish Interfaith Week.

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Jill Stevens
Communications and Marketing Officer

Managing the websites, social media and press relations for Interfaith Scotland. Supporting Mel with the communications side of Scottish Interfaith Week and Holocaust Memorial Day. Email Jill for any press requests.

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Our Board

Our Board is made up of representatives from the major faith communities in Scotland.

Linsay Taylor
(Muslim and Chair)

Rita Docherty
(Baha’i Faith and Vice Chair)

Inderjit Singh
(Sikh and Treasurer)

Nicola Maule
(Buddhist)

Mirella Yandoli
(Christian)

Srihari Vallabhajousula
(Hindu)

Susan Siegel
(Jewish)

Trishna Singh
(Women of Faith co-optee)

Ali Abbas Hussnain
(Youth co-optee)

Robin Downie
(Youth co-optee)

Sonja Jillich
(Youth co-optee)