The Governance Team
Sally studied piano and singing at the Trinity College of Music in London and went on to work for HRH the Duchess of Gloucester, Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
She moved to the Borders and now farms in partnership with her son.
Having been involved with Camphill since her son first went to the schools in 1984 in Aberdeen, she completed the parents’ seminar in 1987 and became a trustee in 2019.
Sally would like to help the continuity of the good work the Camphill Movement has made in ensuring a worthwhile life for all those residents in Corbenic.
Trustee and Vice Chair
Ueli joined Glencraig Camphill Community in Northern Ireland in 1975, starting as a key worker and class assistant. Within 3 years he also became a class teacher and house parent.
In addition to these day to day tasks, in 1988 Ueli was appointed School's Coordinator, responsible for education and responsible for liaison with the Department of Education.
In 1993 a pressing need arose in Ochil Tower School in Auchterarder for somebody to take over the school and he and his family moved to Scotland in July 1995. Initially the move from a large, complex, rural Community to a small school in the centre of a town required some adjustment.
However Ochil Tower's size and location has provided excellent opportunities to work creatively and innovatively with young people with additional support needs, with co-workers, parents and other stakeholders. Ueli has also been closely involved with the neighbouring Camphill Communities, supporting and facilitating their transition from a more traditional model to a broader, employment based model of Camphill.
This has provided ample opportunities to re-examine the essentials of Camphill in view of the challenges of the 21st Century. Although Ochil Tower still operated along more traditional Camphill lines, an awareness of these challenges as well as opportunities informed our future proofing of the Community.
In early 2013 Ueli designed a 6-year development plan to Local Authorities, which was based on the assumption that after the retirement of the 4 Joint Coordinators (Senior Leadership Team), Ochil Tower would move from a Camphill Co-worker to a fully employed organisational model.
In late 2017 and early 2018 a new management team was recruited and Ueli retired from Ochil Tower in July 2018.
Ueli has been a member of the Corbenic Board of Governors since 1997 which he chaired from 1998 to 2018. He continues his active support of the Community as a Board member and Vice Chair. He is also a Board Member of the Camphill Central Scotland Trust and Beannachar Camphill Community.
Liz has been a Trustee since 2016. She is a Consultant Physician with a particular interest in medical education and is currently Director of Medical Education and Training at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Having worked in the NHS for over 35 years, Liz brings experience of quality improvement methodology, staff development and mentoring, and patient engagement. She is committed to ensuring that residents, staff and co-workers feel valued, safe, and respected at Corbenic and believes that the Trustees’ responsibility is to foster a caring, respectful Community ethos in which residents, co-workers and staff can flourish.
Jeannie joined the board as chair in December 2018 bringing over 40 years’ experience living and working in Camphill Communities in the USA, France, England and Scotland. From 2005 to 2017, she lived as a vocational Camphill Co-worker in the Simeon community in Aberdeen where she was also the Registered Manager.
Graham has been a Board Trustee since 2019. He is a retired GP, father of Mark, aged 28, a resident at Corbenic in Lindisfarne House and the youngest of his 5 children.
After 30 yrs on Isle of Arran, Graham and his wife Barbara have relocated to Perthshire and live only a 10 min drive from Corbenic. This helps Graham to to be an available and easily accessible Board Member.
Gordon joined the Board of Trustees in 2019 and brings valuable experience of working as a company director in organisations large and small in the UK and overseas.
His association with Camphill dates from 1987 when his daughter Kirsten first attended Ochil Tower School and later Camphill Blair Drummond before joining the Corbenic community as a day student in 2015.
Gordon has previously served on the boards of Ochil Tower School, Camphill Blair Drummond, Camphill Central Scotland Trust and Camphill Central Scotland Social Fund.
Since retiring in June 2019 he has joined Camphill Corbenic as a Trustee and is particularly keen to offer his support for major projects including the proposed Community Hub building.
John Ferguson lives and works locally. He is an elder at the Church of Scotland in Dunkeld and is married to a lovely lady called Mara.
In his professional life he runs a small industrial ecology company, EcoideaM Ltd. As Head of Strategy at the Binn Eco Park. His professional life involves the design of eco-innovation parks, embedded renewable energy systems, new concept technology development for plastics recycling and research and development into clean technology.
He is a graduate of St Andrews University and worked for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency for 13 years where he was head of the National Waste Strategy and Clean Technology teams. He believes Camphill communities offer a gold standard of love and respect for community residents and wants to see the ethos and quality of life at Corbenic protected and maintained.
Peter joined the board of trustees in October 2020, having previously volunteered in the estates team and as a storyteller at Corbenic. Peter has worked in education for thirty five years. He retired from his post as a head teacher In Perth and Kinross in 2016 and is now working as a coach and mentor with young people in Dundee. Peter and his wife Maggie live in Dunkeld.
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