Who We Are

Living Wage Employer

Govanhill Baths is proud to be a living wage employer


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.

Jean Adair


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.

Ann Conacher


Grew up in Angus. Ann has an MA in French and Russian and a Master in Public Health, both from the University of Glasgow. She has worked for the NHS since 1998, currently as a project manager based in NHS Health Scotland. She has managed the Scottish Public Health Network since 2006, which undertakes national projects on a variety of public health issues

Kate Dahlstrom


Kate has had a long career in social housing. Living locally, she is looking forward to retirement to pursue a wide range of other interests in the local community.

John Dickinson


John has a real passion and proven experience in Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness. John joined Tesco in 2009 originally working across numerous roles within Banking Operations and Commercial before moving to formally look after Inclusion & Wellness. John joined B&Q Kingfisher in September 2019 heading up the Inclusion & Wellness function for the business ensuring that they can truly serve the needs of their diverse customer and colleague base.

Frances Diver

Director & Secretary

A campaigner since 2001, and organiser of ‘Open Doors’ events. Frances, a retired art teacher, also runs our pottery classes as part of the Baths Wellbeing Programme.

Carl Fenelon


Originally from Birmingham, Carl has spent more years living in Glasgow. He is employed as a hospital-based pharmacist with a range of duties including service evaluation, practice research and audit. He has lived in the Queens Park area for 14 years. He is keen to see resources for all develop in the area, which is one of the many reasons for supporting Govanhill Baths’ restoration.

Gerry Hassan


Gerry lives locally and is a Scottish writer, commentator and academic. He is currently Senior Research Fellow in contemporary Scottish History at the University of Dundee. He is an associate for Demos. where he led their Scotland 2020 and Glasgow 2020 programmes and OpenDemocracy. He has written widely in the Scottish and UK press on topics and issues related to the United Kingdom, particularly Scotland.

Derek Marchant


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.

Alan Walsh


A music producer and sound engineer, Alan has lived locally for 24 years. He currently works for a local organic food supplier, Locavore.

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.

Vivienne Wilson


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.