Grace has held a range of posts in residential child care over the years, and has a particular passion in improving the outcomes for care experienced young people.

Currently, as a Service Manager for Family Support and Young People in East Ayrshire, her responsibilities include the Intensive Support Service, Family Support Team, Whole Systems Approach, Care Leavers’ Strategy within Corporate Parent Strategy, and other developmental activity.

As a student and Dundee University, Grace achieved an MA (Hons) in Social Administration and Political Science. She later went on to gain an MSW at the University of Glasgow, before completing an MCI Management Award with the Open University.

Grace’s advisory role on the Board is Sector Knowledge. She is also a member of the Finance and HR Sub Group.

In addition, Grace has the following roles:

  • Member, National Youth Justice Advisory Group Executive
  • Member, Developing Capacity and Improvement Implementation Group (Youth Justice)
  • Member, Advancing the Whole System Approach Implementation Group (Youth Justice)