Before becoming Executive Director, Hugh was Chair of the LEAP Sports Scotland Board and led its development for 3 years. Hugh was Youth Work Director of LGBT Youth Scotland for 7 years and prior to this a social worker and manager for disability services. Hugh has over 16 years experience working with young people and people with disabilities in sports initiatives and has been a member and leader of many community sports groups. Hugh is currently enjoying hillwalking on dry land after many years of kayaking, coastal rowing and sculling.
Project Officer (Communities & Events)
Sirri became an Inclusion & Diversity Youth Ambassador of Change at the Scottish Football Association following her PhD studies at University of Glasgow focusing 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 including 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.
Policy and Development Officer
Andrew joined LEAP after volunteering with the organisation on a number of projects throughout 2016. With a background in human rights policy and activism, he has worked previously on local community engagement initiatives within Glasgow, supported young people in shaping and leading their own human rights campaigns and provided research on local and national rights topics within Scotland. Andrew is also an amateur rower.
Project Officer (Highlands)
Suzy has a background in Social Work and Community Development with specialist experience of working with older people. Suzy has worked for an LGBT organisation in London facilitating a lesbian social support group and in the Highlands with an older LGBT people’s group. She has worked with people living with dementia and mental health issues and currently has a part time role as a Trainer/Facilitator in Adult Support and Protection.
Fraser served as a board member for LEAP Sports Scotland from early 2012 until mid-2013 when he stepped down to focus on university. As well as working for LEAP Sports Scotland part-time, Fraser works for another charity based in Glasgow and is currently preparing to enter the final stage of training to be a solicitor.
Jodie’s background is in volunteer management and she is currently delivering the Volunteer Pathways service at LEAP. Jodie also works for LGBT Health and Wellbeing and previously for LGBT Youth Scotland. In her personal time, Jodie is a roller derby athlete – having represented Glasgow Roller Derby locally and internationally for 4 years. Jodie is also an amateur power lifter, discovering her love of lifting heavy things whilst cross training for roller derby.
Project Officer (Communications)
Helen is co-founder of LGBTQ+ community organisations Lock Up Your Daughters Filmmaking and Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF). She has led on promoting and building the profile of both organisations through their status amongst LGBTQ+ communities in Scotland, their online presence, and media coverage. She is also a keen 5-a-side football player.
Project Officer (Sessional)
Freya is a queer sports activist and roller derby athlete with a key interest in widening access to participation in sport for the trans, gender-expansive, and intersex communities. Freya is particularly invested in youth empowerment and community development and will be working closely with the Youth in Sport Task Force to support the development of a culture of athletic activism in LGBTI young people.