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

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.

Niven Rennie

Niven retired as Chief Superintendent in 2016 from Police Scotland where he simultaneously held the positions of President for the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents and the Chair of the West of Scotland branch of this association.

Niven served as Deputy Divisional Commander for Renfrew, Inverclyde and Glasgow City Centre. A highly experienced and motivated, Senior Manager, he has been at the forefront of the high profile management of change, representing the views of the major decision-makers at the Police Service of Scotland. Throughout his career, he has held other key-ranking positions responsible for the development and implementation of high profile issues related to all areas of policing policy, procedure and practice. As well as serving on the Board of AAS, Niven is currently the CEO of South Ayrshire Escape from Homelessness.

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.