LEAP Sports Scotland's Board of Trustees
Frazer is a Police Officer with British Transport Police in Scotland and an active member of the force’s LGBT staff network. In this role he has championed LGBT community interests and ensured British Transport Police gained the LGBT Charter Mark. Frazer worked on a submission to the 2012 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, seeing the force reach an impressive 25th place. He is a founding member and Advanced Jog Leader with Glasgow FrontRunners with experience in coaching and mentoring other members.
Paul works for Clydesdale Bank with responsibility for delivering strategic change as well as divisional communication activities. In his role, Paul undertakes performance, talent, and development management of his team and mentors colleagues. Paul is Chair of the Bank’s LGBTI network, which engages in various Diversity & Inclusion activities. He is also one of the founding members of professional networking group Out in Glasgow. He worked tirelessly in developing the group and is now an executive member of the committee.
Katherine is an accountant by profession, and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a major multinational company for over 23 years. Following the successful management buy-out and resale of a group subsidiary, Katherine became Chief Executive of an English Cathedral, spending 13 years in that post before retiring in August 2009. Presently, she delivers training in LGBTI equality and is a Community Adviser to various organisations including Police Scotland, the NHS and some Local Authorities.
Nicola is Show Racism the Red Card Scotland’s Campaign Manager, planning and executing a strategy to educate against racism, sectarianism, and religious intolerance. Nicola has an academic background in experiences of shame and mental health among LGBT communities. She has worked in community development addressing gender disparity as volunteer football coach for the North Kelvin Sports Development Group, and has conducted research on poverty, accessibility, and sport participation in deprived communities.
Gordon is Director of Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has worked in academia for over 20 years as a lecturer and head of department, and as Head of the Conservatory of Music and Drama at Dublin Institute of Technology. Gordon is a founder member and former Secretary of Glasgow FrontRunners, Scotland’s first running club for LGBTI people and friends.
Fiona studied sport at University of Stirling and has worked in the sport industry since graduating in 2004. She has previously worked in a community sport development role and active schools within a local authority as well as nationally within a Scottish governing body and has spent the past 6 years with sportscotland, the national agency for sport in Scotland, as a partnership manager. Her current role involves working with SGBs strategically as well as leading on national projects including The Equality Standard for Sport,
Katharina is a Lecturer in Film & Media at the University of Stirling, where she is also a member of the Centre for Gender & Feminist Studies. She has an academic background in feminist, gender, and queer theory, as well as media and sport. Katharina has a background as a professional athlete, having played football in Germany, the U.S., and Scotland (for Glasgow City FC). Since retiring from playing in 2012, she has continued to be involved with Glasgow City FC and currently sits on the board of Scottish Women’s Football (SWF).
Karim’s background is in Research and Enterprise. He is currently undertaking a MSc in Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation in Aberdeen. As an undergraduate, Karim was actively involved with his students’ association, serving as a welfare committee member and as vice president of the LGBT society. During this time and through attendance at NUS conferences, Karim became interested in inclusion and equal representation for LGBTI individuals. Karim leads group exercise sessions in his spare time.