About us

Board

LEAP Sports Scotland's Board of Trustees

Frazer Robertson

Frazer Robertson

Chair

Frazer is a serving Police Officer with British Transport Police based in Scotland and an active Executive Committee Member on the force’s LGBT staff network ‘LINK’. In this role he has worked to champion LGBT community interests and ensured British Transport Police gained the LGBT Charter Mark at key posts throughout the country. Frazer worked on the submission to the 2012 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, seeing the force reach an impressive 25th place. He is also a founding member and Advanced Jog Leader with Glasgow FrontRunners with over 2 years experience in coaching and mentoring members to improve their overall fitness.

Paul Skovron

Paul Skovron

Vice Chair

Paul currently works for Clydesdale Bank and is responsible for the Project Management capability which delivers strategic change for the organisation. He is also responsible for all divisional communication activities. In his role, Paul undertakes performance, talent and development management of his team as well as mentoring colleagues. Paul is the Chair of the Bank’s LGBTI network, Vibrant, which engages in a number of Diversity & Inclusion activities covering People support, Business and Customer Outreach as well as engagement with external private, public and third sector organisations. He is also instrumental in working on the Bank’s diversity and inclusion strategy and engaging with other networks both within and outside of the bank.

Paul is one of the founding members of Out in Glasgow, a professional networking group that meets monthly. He has worked tirelessly in developing the group and remains on the committee as an executive member.

Katherine Burrows

Katherine Burrows

Treasurer

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 Hay

Nicola Hay

Co-secretary

Nicola Hay is currently the Campaign Manager of Show Racism the Red Card Scotland. Nicola is responsible for the planning and putting into operation of the campaign strategy for Scotland in order to educate against racism, sectarianism and religious intolerance. Nicola also has an academic background in the experience of shame amongst LGBT communities and the implications thereof on mental health; Disabilities Support as well as Graduate Teaching at the University of Glasgow; Community Development, addressing the gender disparity in sport participation as a volunteer football coach for the North Kelvin Sports Development Group; Conducting research on the effects of poverty and accessibility to sport participation in deprived communities.

Gordon Munro

Gordon Munro

Co-secretary

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 Fagan

Fiona Fagan

Board Member

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 Lindner

Katharina Lindner

Board Member

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 also has a sporting 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 is currently sitting on the board of Scottish Women’s Football (SWF).

Karim Mahmoud

Karim Mahmoud

Board Member

Karim’s background is in Research and Enterprise. He is currently undertaking a MSc in Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation in Aberdeen. While at university Karim was actively involved with the Students’ Association serving on the welfare committee as an ordinary member and as vice president of the LGBT society. It was during this time and his attendance at NUS conferences that Karim became interested in inclusion and equal representation for individuals who identify as LGBTI. Karim also leads group exercise sessions in his spare time.

Sirri Topping

Sirri Topping

Board Member

Sirri is an Inclusion & Diversity Youth Ambassador of Change at the Scottish Football Association following her PhD studies at University of Glasgow which focused on gender and queer equality in sport. This interest stems from many years of participation in sport, particularly football and rugby. Sirri has carried out research projects which have included investigating the differing lived experiences of access to and participation in women’s football in Sweden and Scotland, and exploring gender identity among women’s rugby players.