The WEAll Scotland team operates mostly on a voluntary basis, with some team members undertaking paid project work. Team members bring extensive collective experience from different sectors and backgrounds. All of them are passionate about building a wellbeing economy and excited about the possibilities presented in Scotland.
Úna has held senior management roles in policy, advocacy and research for organisations such as Christian Aid, The Open University and Universities Scotland. Her concern for the environment combined with a passion to understand how the economy shapes our lives led her to WEAll. She has project managed research projects, evaluations, policy consultations as well as international development projects, including health, education and sustainable livelihood projects in Africa.
Sarah is passionate about creating a progressive economy – one that delivers for people and planet. She previously led Co-operative Development Scotland, championing employee ownership and co-operatives. As a director at Scottish Enterprise she led the organisation’s support for social enterprise. Her professional background is in strategy, marketing and business development. In a non-executive capacity, she is also a trustee of the Bank of Scotland Foundation, a member of the British Council’s Scotland Advisory Committee and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Jock’s work with WEAll is focused on building wellbeing economy leadership capacity in the business and finance sectors. He is the Director of The EC Partnership, that provides leadership and organisational development services in the UK and worldwide, in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He was formerly the founder and Director of YSC Scotland, the leadership and corporate psychology consultancy. He is a Warden of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh. From 2007-15 he was European Chair of Mercy Corps Europe, the global aid and development agency. He trained and worked in the NHS as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, and has held senior positions in strategy consultancy, TV production and investment banking.
Doreen brings to WEALL a curious mind and the perspective of many years working on understanding how our past has shaped our identity and our response to the present. After 25 years working in archaeology and history she moved into the strategy unit in Scottish Government when Scotland was experiencing a renaissance of thinking about its future. Currently Head of Open Government at Scottish Government, she is working to help the Government fulfil its commitments to being more transparent, accountable and to work more closely with people to improve the lives and the environment enjoyed by people in Scotland. These reform programmes align closely with the work of WEALL to have an economy which leaves no one behind and recognises that individuals, organisations and communities can all play their part.
Lisa works as Communications and Mobilisation lead in the global WEAll team, and is based in Glasgow. She holds a BA in Journalism and Politics and an MA in Human Rights and Global Ethics, and has previously worked as Campaigns and Communications Manager for Oxfam Scotland and Sustainability Manager for RBS.
Lisa is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of Take One Action Film Festivals, and she was one of the founders of Scotland’s 2050 Climate Group. When not working to transform the economic system, she can be found playing a large saxophone with raucous community band SambaYaBamba.
Dr Ellie Logan
Ellie provides events, operations and communications support for WEAll Scotland. She currently lives on the Isle of Gigha where she is renovating a property which will host wellbeing based retreats. Ellie has a PhD in Soil Science and has previously run her own renewable energy consultancy. She has also worked in a senior capacity with a range of voluntary organisations including Soil Association Scotland and Voluntary Action Fund, as well as holding a variety of public appointments with BBC Scotland, Comic Relief, and Children in Need Appeal. As well as being mired in island life she also works as a community musician and has her own community theatre production company.
Karen brings her background in economics, sustainable business and social innovation to the wellbeing economy. She has experience working in development, project management and advisory roles across the sectors, private, public and not for profit, in the UK, USA and Europe, where she has the privilege of working with people from all walks of life. Supporting organisations and communities to tackle issues and build opportunities, from brand development to the sustainability of small charities, enable Karen to connect the rapidly growing cohort of people and places looking for a better way for us to live and work.
Dr Katherine Trebeck
Katherine is the Policy & Knowledge Lead at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. Having developed the Humankind Index as a Researcher at Oxfam, she has an in-depth understanding of the post GDP debate, experience in building political support for new measures of progress with policy makers, and an appreciation of the inherent trade-offs such as between participatory approaches and comparability, single indices versus a dash board approach, and the dilemmas of weighting components of a composite index. She instigated the Wellbeing Economy Governments partnership – a small, but growing group of governments collaborating on building wellbeing economies, rather than defining success according to GDP rankings.
Katherine holds a PhD in Political Science and is a Senior Visiting Researcher at the University of Strathclyde and an Honorary Professor at the University of the West of Scotland. She also sits on various advisory groups including the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity.