Living Wage Employer

Govanhill Baths is proud to be a living wage employer

Board

The GBCT Board consists of up to 12 members with the option to co-opt up to three directors (included in the 12). The members are elected annually at the AGM.

Alex Wilde

Director & Chair

Alex Lives locally and has been involved in the campaign for 14 years. She has worked across Glasgow in the voluntary sector on arts and community food projects since graduating from the art school in 2001. Currently she is studying city planning and works in walking and cycling infrastructure.

Frances Diver

Director & Secretary

Frances was part of the initial Save the Pool campaign in 2001 and has been with Govanhill Baths Community Trust since its formation. She organised the first Open Doors events starting in 2008. She qualified in ceramics at Glasgow School of Art, has a Masters in Education and taught art in schools and outreach facilities in Glasgow for many years. She set up Govanhill Baths Ceramics in 2016 as part of the Baths Wellbeing programme and now runs its full time workshop at the Deep End.

Clare Harker

Director

Clare has been Headteacher of St Albert’s Primary School in Pollokshields in Glasgow for the past ten years. She is a resident of the south side and has been involved in many community events over the years. She firmly believes that communities and neighbours should work with each other towards becoming more collective, cohesive communities where all are included and have a voice.

John McConnachie

Director

John has lived in Govanhill for almost 30 years. His career in the third sector includes being part of the team that raised funds to build the new RSNO Centre at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Currently he works as Trusts & Foundations Manager at Glasgow’s Golden Generation.

Paula Pyke

Director

Having only moved to Glasgow in 2019, Paula started volunteering with GBCT in Rags to Riches, working in the shop, supporting outreach workshops, and even making up craft packs to distribute during lockdown. Paula was also the Volunteer Coordinator, aiming to kick start the role again. She joined the board in 2022 and is delighted to be helping shape the future of the organisation and support the opening of Calder Street Baths once again. Previously Paula worked in sustainability and environmental regulation and latterly working with social enterprises. She is a Director of Repair Cafe Glasgow and a board member of Link Housing Association.

Carrie Thompson

Director

An advocate for health innovation and improvement, Carrie brings a wealth of experience from her work at NICE and the Scottish Government to support the development of this community asset.

Jean Adair

Director

A local resident for over 60 years, Jean is a retired medical receptionist. She is actively involved with local Community Councils, and runs a knitting club at the Baths.

Vivienne Wilson

Director

A Communications and Engagement Officer at NHS Health Scotland, Vivienne focuses on tackling health inequalities. A member of the Steering Group for Digital Leaders Scotland.

Jill Grimmond

Director

Jill is a professional freelance HR Consultant with extensive experience in people management disciplines across public, private and voluntary sectors. Until recently Jill was Chair of the Board for Edinburgh Music Theatre, a charitable organisation providing access to performance opportunities in musical theatre for individuals 18 and older. Growing up in Govanhill, Jill has recently returned to Glasgow after a 22 year absence.

Derek Marchant

Director

A Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience, Derek has worked in various Financial Director roles in the private, public and third sectors. Derek’s main role currently is as Head of Finance of the largest College comprising the University of Glasgow. Derek was a regular swimmer in the Baths and is committed to applying his commercial and financial experience to the successful growth of the Trust and reopening of the historic building.