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Our Board

Our Board

Falkirk Community Trust is led by a Board of 12 Directors drawn from Falkirk Council and independent community members.

Falkirk Community Trading is led by a Board of 5 Directors. This wholly owned trading subsidiary delivers those activities which are not recognised as charitable.

Protocol For Public Meetings:

 If you are planning on attending one of our meetings, please familiarise yourself with the Protocol for public meetings, which can be downloaded from the right hand side of this page.


Falkirk Community Trust Board

David White

David White

Chair / Independent Director

David spent most of his working career with Bank of Scotland and specialises in strategy, finance and marketing. A board member of 4 Scottish companies, he has strong interests in the local area and in all aspects of sport and recreation. David joined the Trust Board in October 2015 and has been Chairman since August 2018

Councillor Joan Coombes

Vice Chair / Falkirk Council Director

Joan has a wide range of interests and is particularly keen on environmental sustainability, tourism and supporting young people to develop their potential. A previous Board member, she re-joined the Trust Board in 2017 and has been Vice Chair since August 2017.

Andrew Roberts

Independent Director

Andrew is Head of Retail Operations for Royal Voluntary Service and has valuable management experience in the commercial, charitable and visitor attraction sectors. Andrew lives locally and joined the Trust Board in June 2018.

Councillor Jim Flynn

Falkirk Council Director

Jim has an interest in libraries, community recreation and is an advocate for parks and open spaces. He is keen to encourage older citizens and school children to keep active. Jim joined the Trust Board in June 2017.

Councillor Lorna Binnie

Falkirk Council Director

Lorna has a strong interest in community capacity building and supporting those from disadvantaged backgrounds to engage in all forms of activity. Lorna joined the Trust Board in June 2017.

Derek Easton

Independent Director

Derek is a drama teacher at Larbert High School and has been involved in local arts organisations across the area for many years. He joined the Trust Board in July 2017.

Alan Stewart

Independent Director

Alan is recently retired from the Office of Communications (Ofcom) and brings a wealth of experience of governance in complex environments. Alan has lived in Falkirk for most of his life and joined the Trust Board in March 2019.

Councillor Robert Spears

Falkirk Council Director

Councillor Spears is a senior Councillor on Falkirk Council, portfolio holder for Tourism, Heritage and Culture, he helped secure The Antonine Wall World Heritage Status, Millennium Link Project Falkirk Wheel, the Kelpies and Helix Projects. Helping drive forward Sustainable Tourism and keen to promote the rich historical aspects of the area and promote the district to as wide an audience as possible.

Councillor Niall Coleman

Falkirk Council Director

Councillor Gary Bouse

Board Member

Gary is currently the resources portfolio holder at Falkirk Council, but has worked in Construction sales development and project management for over 30 years. He is Director of the Dobbie Hall Trust and has been a member of their board for 4 years, joining the Board at Falkirk Community Trust in August 2021.

Councillor Jim Blackwood

Board Member

Jim has always taken a keen interest in sport and leisure within the Falkirk area and was a Councillor representative at the Falkirk Sport’s Council from 2007 until it ceased to exist. David joined the Trust Board in August 2021 and will continue to promote sport and leisure within the Falkirk Council area.

Falkirk Community Trading Board

Shona Dunsmore

Chris Morris

Ased Iqbal

Suzanne Arkinson

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Protocol For Public Meetings

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Board Agenda August 2018

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Board Agenda May 2018

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Board Agenda March 2018

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