About Us

AAS Trustees

Dr Waiyin Hatton, Chair

Waiyin has 38 years’ extensive leadership experience working across public and not-for-profit sectors in healthcare in Scotland, England and Wales. Her last post was as Chief Executive of NHS Ayrshire and Arran, ‘creating an environment for people to succeed’.

In 2012, Waiyin set up Wai Beyond to inspire and nurture greatness in people, teams and organisations. A former karate international medallist over a 12-year period, she co-founded Ayrshire Sportsability in 2001 to promote and provide sporting opportunities to people with disabilities.

Waiyin’s belief in giving back to the community is clear in the roles she has taken on over the years. She is currently Chair of Court at University of the West of Scotland and also a Board Director for Scottish Chamber of Commerce. Previous roles include President, Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce; First Chair, Institute of Healthcare Management (Scotland); Chair, former Kilmarnock College; Vice-Chair, Ayrshire College; Board Director, Sportscotland and British Swimming.

Recent awards:

  • Rotary International - Paul Harris Fellow 2015
  • Association of Scottish Business Women - New Year Honours: Woman of Inspiration 2014
  • Association of Scottish Business Women’s Best Business-Charity Partnership 2015

Pamela Anderson

Pamela has a very varied background having worked in large corporate organisations, small private companies and with a local authority primarily in Human Resources.  Now working as a personal and business coach, she enjoys sharing the information, knowledge and life experience gathered during her life so far.  She has a fascination for learning and has a natural curiosity which led her to find out about a variety of subjects from employment law to mindfulness to sound therapy to human design and other complementary therapies using them to enhance her own way of living. She enjoys helping others to help themselves develop and achieve what they want in life.

Pamela is a Business Ambassador for Ayrshire Hospice and a Trustee for Scottish Centre for Personal Safety. In her leisure time she enjoys socialising with friends and family, singing and exploring new ideas and concepts.

Nicki Beveridge

Nicki has a wealth of Human Resources and business experience, gained through a variety of corporate and operational roles across different sectors. This experience has encouraged her to start her own business working closely in partnership with clients to create clarity, action and successful opportunities through coaching; HR consulting and workshop facilitation.

As well as being Trustee for AAS, Nicki sits on the Board of Ayrshire College and is Chair of the HR & Organisational Wellbeing Committee.

Susan Chan

For the last 12 years Susan has been a ‘change consultant’ with a background in psychotherapy and coaching for de-stress, presence and resilience. Susan formed, ‘Susan Chan Associates’ and works within business, education and the Third Sector specialising in compassion-based mindfulness training and management leadership. Susan has extensive experience working with clients affected by trauma.

In addition, Susan has experience as a family law mediator and advocate for mental health, care and treatment whilst working with a number of organisations and charities.

Alistair McKie

In 2005, after 30 years’ service, Alistair retired from Strathclyde Police as Superintendent, Community Safety with strategic responsibility for Social Inclusion. He was also an Executive Member of the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents representing the Scottish Police Service on a number of victim focused initiatives.  Alistair then worked within the Victims and Witnesses Unit of the Scottish Government’s Justice Department, with regard to the implementation of new vulnerable-witnesses legislation. In 2008, he was appointed as Reporter with the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, supporting children and young people at risk, until retiring from this role in 2017.

Alistair is currently a Non-Executive Board Member of NHS Ayrshire & Arran, chairs both the Audit and Pharmacy Practices Committees and is vice chair of the Board’s Healthcare Governance Committee.

Kevin Quinn

Kevin served with Strathclyde Police between 1979 and 2009, holding a wide range of operational and specialist posts, including child protection, domestic abuse, sexual crime and offender management, Family Protection Policy Unit and the multi-disciplinary team that established the national model for improvement and inspection of joint services to protect children.  He was police representative on the multi-agency group overseeing implementation of the Archway, Scotland’s first Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

After retirement from the police service, Kevin was co-ordinator for South Ayrshire Child Protection Committee until 2018, working extensively with South Ayrshire’s Multi Agency Partnership for Violence Against Women and Children and other groups, including Moving On Ayrshire.

Kevin has supported the work of Action Against Stalking since 2009, eg joint projects to raise awareness and understanding of young people on identifying stalking behaviour, impact and where to get help and support. Kevin is an advocate of educating young people to help prevent abuse and empowering people to enable them to reach out for help and support.

Andrew Singleton

Andrew Singleton is a graduate from Strathclyde University – B.A.(Econs), and also a qualified accountant – F.C.C.A.

In the past Andrew worked with the Inland Revenue as they were called then, and today they have changed into HMRC, and this was work done in personal taxation.

Today Andrew works as an IFA in Money Advice & Planning Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority – having worked in financial services since 1986, and he services clients in just about all areas of the UK.

Andrew is happy to give of his time to AAS and put something back into the local community and beyond, and so has accepted the role of Hon Treasurer.

Caroline Thomas

For the last 16 years, Caroline has been a self-employed consultant, alongside her partner, operating through their business Kenmure Associates, assisting various businesses in turnaround, profit improvement, change management, strategic development, business re-engineering and financial management.

With over 25 years’ experience working in private sector businesses of varying size, industry and stage of development, Caroline has extensive international management experience throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.