Govanhill Baths Community Trust Board (GBCT)

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Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is responsible for running our wide-ranging community wellbeing activities, as well as education and training. These are aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at people from the G41/G42 postcodes. The Trust has a successful social enterprise project and leading Upcycling project Rags to Riches. It also runs the groundbreaking People’s Pantry, a membership-based initiative aimed at tackling food poverty and reducing waste. 

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The Trust operates as a Limited Company by Guarantee, a Charitable Trust and a Preservation Trust. It has an elected board, which 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.

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Executive Trustees

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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.

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John Dickinson

Director

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.

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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.

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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.

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Alan Walsh

Director

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

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Alex Wilde

Director & Chair

Alex is a local artist whose practice is rooted in community engagement, specifically working in health, education and disability sectors.

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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.

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Non-Executive Trustees

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Ann Conacher

Director (non-executive)

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

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Kate Dahlstrom

Director (non-executive)

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.

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Carl Fenelon

Director (non-executive)

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.

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Gerry Hassan

Director (non-executive)

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.

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For more information about GBCT, please click here

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