Our people

Board members

Chairperson: Susan McLean

Treasurer: John McKeown

Board Members:Ann Davidson, Alison Murphy, Sharon Coyle




Susan McDonald - General Manager susan image

A graduate in Sports Management from the University of Alabama, where she was on a track scholarship, Susan has a wealth of experience in sports development and community development at both local and national level. She was the founder of Jogging Buddies which evolved into Active Communities.

Susan has been involved in sport from an early age and represented Scotland and Great Britain at track and cross country. Although not as fast as she used to be!! Susan still enjoys sharing her love of running through coaching and as a member of Jogging Buddies.

Susan sees her role at Active Communities as a great opportunity to help others to improve their health and well being. She takes great pride in leading the team and is excited about the future of Active Communities.



fiona imageFiona Winton – Administration / Finance Officer

Fiona has worked in various admin roles since leaving school in 1988, mostly in the private sector.

She joined Active Communities in 2012 and enjoys working in the Third Sector because no two days are the same.



emma imageEmma Halliday - Community Youth Worker

Emma graduated from Anniesland College with a HND in Dance and has taught as a sessional dance coach over in North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire for 6 years.




cheryl imageCheryl Thomas - Youth Development Manager

Cheryl has worked in Renfrewshire since 2004, the majority of that time in the voluntary sector, a sector she is proud to be a part of and passionate about.


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