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The current Directors are:

Dr Cindy Brook
Tom Carr-Pollock
Beverly Greer
Karen Anderson
Sergio Tansini
Cllr Tom Kerr
Cllr Angela Doran
Cllr Andrew Miller
Cllr Chris Horne
Paul Williams 

Dr Cindy Brook, Chair

Cindy is a business representative and has been a member of the Board since 2005. She was elected as chair in 2010. She has worked in West Lothian as a General Practitioner for 26 years, combining this with being GP member of Lothian Health Board and latterly Clinical Director of the West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership. She has wide experience of primary care and community development has held several national roles and was seconded by the Scottish Government in 2003 to work with the World Health Organisation in Copenhagen. Her other interests include international travel, the arts, gardening and has two German Shorthaired Pointers.

Karen Anderson, Employee Representative

Karen is an Employee Representative and joined the Board in September 2014. Originally from Grangemouth, she spent a couple of years at university in Dundee before moving south to work with a children’s outdoor adventure holiday provider. She stayed with them for 6 years working in various locations and job roles in the United Kingdom and Southern France before moving home and starting her West Lothian Leisure journey. Karen originally worked at Xcite Linlithgow’s soft play and as a Casual Lifeguard before progressing to work full time as cover Duty Supervisor, Lifeguard, Swim Teacher and Gym Instructor. Karen was a Duty Manager and later, Assistant Manager at Xcite Linlithgow for 8 years, before progressing into the role of Area Manager at the start of 2019. Her interests include playing the piano, reading, theatre and keeping (relatively) fit.

Beverley Greer, Secretary

Beverley joined the Board in June 2013 as a user representative. Her working background is in retail, sports and leisure. Originally from Edinburgh, ten years ago she moved to West Lothian to be with her partner. During this time she has worked as a sports coach with children with disabilities, schools, youth groups, seniors and community education both in West Lothian and Edinburgh. Beverley currently works with youth groups in West Lothian and women’s groups in Edinburgh. She also works part-time in John Lewis Edinburgh as a make up artist. Her hobbies are based around sport and busy family life. Xcite East Calder is where she enjoys the challenge of the gym and training sessions. 

Andrew Miller, Councillor

Born and raised in Livingston where he was elected to West Lothian Council in 1995.  Formerly an electronic engineer with Ferranti Scotland and served on the Scottish Children’s reporters administration’s national board for 8 years.  He has a young family and is keen to promote and support youth issues currently on the board of the Knightsridge Adventure project and chairperson of Firefly Arts youth theatre. Interests include music, theatre, sci-fi, cani-cross and gardening.

Paul Williams, Treasurer

After qualifying as an accountant with KPMG in his native Cardiff, Paul moved into industry, taking up a role with Addis Housewares Limited. He played a key role in the £20m MBO and stayed with the company through to exit. He then moved to Scotland to take up a role with ITS Limited, the mobile phone interests of a Monaco-based HNW. He led the finance function as the business grew from £30m to £300m annual revenues, managing the acquisition of Dixons and Dynabyte in the Netherlands in a €125m transaction. For the last decade, Paul has worked with early-stage life science companies, currently as CFO of Epipole Limited, based in Fife.  When not working, Paul can be found singing in the bass section of The Edinburgh Singers or working on his veg patch in his West Lothian garden.