Anne Gibson - Chair

Anne is former National Development Officer/Senior Health Improvement Officer with NHS Scotland. Anne has postgraduate qualifications in both dietetics and community education. She joined the ECF board in February 2019.

Skills that Anne brings to the Board:

  • Capacity Building
  • Fundraising
  • Managing programmes
  • Managing research contracts


Alan Miller - Treasurer

Alan is a business banking Relationship Manager with Triodos Bank and has worked in retail banking for 14 years. He works with small businesses and charities to help them create meaningful, positive impact within their communities. Creating an inclusive and environmentally sustainable society that puts human dignity at its core is central to Alans work and the values of Triodos.

During his time working in business banking Alan has held roles as an Agricultural and Food Business Relationship Manager and his specific interest is in creating an environmentally sustainable food system that provides healthy food that is affordable for everyone. He joined the ECF board in February 2020.

Skills that Alan brings to the board

  • Business strategy / planning
  • Financial analysis and reporting
  • Relationship building and business development

Nicola Farwell                                                                       

Nicola is Consumer CRM Manager at VisitScotland. She has a degree in Communications and a career in Marketing with a particular focus on customer insights and data management. Nicola is passionate about the value data can bring to the third sector and communities. She joined the board in November 2019.

Skills that Nicola brings to the board include:

  • Data Protection & Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Leadership & Change
  • Marketing


Wendy Wrieden

Wendy is a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) with research and teaching experience in Higher Education. She led and was involved in the evaluation of community cooking projects and research involving food in communities and schools for many years.   She now volunteers with the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh, the National Trust for Scotland and the Royal Highland Education Trust. She joined the ECF Board in February 2020

Skills that Wendy brings to the board

  • Research management
  • Evaluation
  • Public Health Nutrition

Nick Callaghan

Nick is a Product Owner at Zonal Retail Data Systems. Zonal delivers technology solutions to the hospitality sector including many UK national pub and restaurant chains. Nick's job involves working with customers to understand their needs and software development teams to deliver the solutions. Prior to moving into software Nick had a career in hospitality and catering industry, running several popular venues where he had a particular interest in using technology to drive improvements in business processes. 

Skills that Nick brings to the Board:

  • Supply Chain
  • Food and Drinks Sector
  • Business Process Improvement
  • IT Project Management
  • Strategy / Planning