Christine McLintock - Chairperson
Christine is the immediate Past President of the Law Society of Scotland having stepped down as President in May this year . Christine was the second woman to hold this office, the first having held office in 2005. During her Presidency the Law Society moved to modern open-plan offices, launched a new ambitious 5 year strategy and implemented a targeted ♯DefendLegalAid campaign in the lead up to the Scottish Parliament elections.
Christine worked in large commercial law firm McGrgors and then international law firm Pinsent Masons for a total of 27 years. Formerly a corporate and banking law specialist, she became one of the first law firm partners in the United Kingdom, to be dedicated to Risk & Knowledge Management, focusing on effective working and employing a holistic risk & knowledge strategy designed to improve client service, ensure ethical and regulatory compliance and increase profit margins. She sat on the Board of McGrigors from 2007 to 2012 and chaired that Board for 2 years. Following the merger of McGrigors with Pinsent Masons she was apointed General Counsel to the business and was Head of the Risk, Compliance and Inhouse Legal Services Group. This Group was responsible for risk management, professional indemnity insurance, complaints and claims, quality assurance and regulatory compliance across multiple jurisdictions in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Group also provided legal advice to the business on diverse areas including governance, procurement, third party contracts, outsourcing, and corporate deals such as mergers and acquisitions and opening new offices in foreign jurisdictions. In 2013 she retired as a partner in Pinsent Masons but remained a consultant until December 2015.
Christine has an extensive record of involvement with the Law Society of Scotland, including membership of the Strategy & Governance Group and as Convenor of the Education & Training Committee which sets the standards for qualification as a Scottish solicitor.
Christine is the Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the Society, a new committee set up to oversee policy development and implementation. She is also the incoming chair of the Lawscot Foundation, a charity which provides mentoring and financial support to individuals from less advantaged backgrounds who aspire to become a Scottish solicitor. Recent work has also included membership of a Governance Review Group for the Scottish Police Authority.
Timothy Trafford - Finance Director
Timothy D. Trafford is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland since 1978. He worked in the profession both in Scotland and abroad until 1990 when he joined an investment bank in a senior position. He worked with the bank until 2005 and is now semi retired. He brings his experience of over 25 years in finance to the Board. He is a member of the Executive Committee. Tim has been a member of the Board since 2003 and his special area of responsibility is finance.
Ros Scott - Vice Chair
With a clinical background in cancer care in the NHS and senior management experience in palliative care for adults and children, Ros is now an Honorary ResearchFellow at the University of Dundee and a voluntary sector consultant. She was formerly Director of Organisational Development with Children’s Hospice Association Scotland where her responsibilities included organisational change and development, HR, voluntary services, learning and development and research. Her research interests include volunteering in hospital and palliative care, volunteering ethics, transition and life-limited young adults, organisational sustainability and governance.Much of her consultancy work involves work with hospice and palliative care services to develop evaluation and research capacity, volunteering, organisational development and strategy. She also writes, publishes and presents at national and international conferences.
Ros is currently Co-Chair of the European Association for Palliative Care Task Force on Volunteering. With experience of governance, board structure and review, she was formerly a Trustee of Hospice UK. Ros received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with hospice volunteering in 2013. She has had a long association with and commitment to CBCS having been a client facing volunteer in Forth Valley some years ago and also serving on the former Training Advisory Group.
Benedikte Uthental - Vice Chair
Benedikte has been a therapist, trainer and supervisor for 25 years. She has published articles, courses and handbooks in literary as well as counselling and supervision topics. She was for a few years a university lecturer in literature and then became Head of education at HM Young Offender’s Institution Polmont for ten years. Her therapeutic working style is intergrative. She founded the training organisation CiiC (Colleagues in Integrative Counselling) and ran 2 integrative counselling diplomas (1997-2004). She originally trained (1998 onwards) in Psychodynamics (Institute of Human Relations, Edinburgh) and Gestalt (Gestalt Training Scotland).
Benedikte worked for the COSCA Board for 10 years chairing various committees including Course Validation and designing their first practitioner accreditation system. She was Vice Chair of the COSCA Board of Management for 2 years. She served two terms of Office for the CBCS Board and is currently a CBCS supervisor within the South Area.
Michael currently works within the digital marketing team at one of the UK’s leading energy companies, specialising in customer acquisition through online marketing and sales channels. Prior to this role, he spent two years agency side, working with clients from a wide range of industries.
In 2013, during his final year at the University of Stirling, Michael worked as a social media development intern at CBCS. As part of this internship, he launched Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland on a number of social media platforms and developed a social media strategy.
Michael’s areas of interest at CBCS are in the development and implementation of the existing marketing plan, with a focus on helping to build a strong online presence for the organisation.Michael currently works within the digital marketing team at one of the UK’s leading energy companies, specialising in customer acquisition through online marketing and sales channels. Prior to this role, he spent two years agency side, working with clients from a wide range of industries.
Jane brings a wealth of experience in counselling and supervision and management to the Board. Her background lies in nursing and midwifery; then leading latterly to the Head of Counselling for Couple Counselling Scotland between 1994-2000. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and a Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy supervision.
Jane has served as a Member of the Board of Governors for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy for 5 years and has served previously on the Board of Cruse Scotland.
Jane has run her own successful private counselling practice for 25 years.
Her counselling career has been integrated, progressive and innovative - each role has lead to further development. She prides herself seeing projects through to a successful conclusion.
Judith is a Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, psychodynamic counsellor and supervisor. She has consulted extensively to counselling agencies within the voluntary and statutory sectors. Judith originally trained as an English teacher and undertook research in gender and education. She taught gender studies and sociology at universities in Britain and the USA before completing her psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations. She made a significant contribution to the establishment of counselling training at Moray House, and joined the staff team in 1996.
Judith also currently works part-time for the adult psychotherapy service of the Scottish Institute. Judith is a registered psychotherapist with the British Psychoanalytic Council. She is accredited by COSCA as a counsellor and diploma level trainer. She co-authored with Ray Wolfe Groupwork Skills for HEBS (the Health Education Board for Scotland), co-edited Girls in Their Prime: Scottish Education Revisited and has written various papers with colleagues on counselling in the voluntary sector.
Her current research interests include applications of psychoanalytic ideas, theories of subjectivity and narrative, the implications for counselling and psychotherapy of current developments in neuroscience and developmental psychology, voluntary sector counselling and the history of psychotherapy in Scotland. Her areas of interest in CBCS is in the development of counselling practice and supervision, the development of Cruse's work in the prisons, as well as creating and supporting a research environment at both national and local level.
Since 2012, Jim has volunteered with CBCS as Regional Treasures for the then Tayside Region. In his working life, he was an accountant with a successful record at director level in both finance and general management positions within multinational manufacturing companies. His key competences lie in strong financial control, man management skills and commercial expertise combined with the ability to work within a team to implement strategies to improve company performance.
Jonathan is employed as a Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Edinburgh University and since September 2014 is also the Director of Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University. Prior to this he worked for 5 years as Head of Professional Development at Oxford University. Currently he is an Honorary Visiting Fellow for Education in Bristol and an Honorary Member of the Centre for Arts Therapy Research in Roehampton. His interest in CBCS has come from both a professional and personal experience: from working with a number of clients over the years who have experienced loss, research activity in relation to loss and personal loss.