Presidential Team

Dr Helen Wright – President and Executive Trustee

Dr Helen Wright is a former founding trustee of the CtC board. She has a portfolio of Non-Executive board and advisory roles spanning the UK, the Netherlands, Asia and Australia.

In addition to chairing the British School of Amsterdam, Light Up Learning (SCIO) and ESU Scotland/Young Speakers Scotland, her non- executive role

s include the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries where she is an independent board member. She has recently added another appointment to her portfolio, as non-executive director on one of the Boards for The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

Helen’s background is in national and international education. She currently recruits, coaches, advises and speaks in the field of international educational school leadership, social mobility and equality, and is a non-executive and advisory board member on a number of boards across a wide variety of fields, including finance, educational-technology start-ups, and charities.

Julie-Anne Jameson – President-elect

Julie-Anne Jamieson is an experienced non-executive director. She is currently a Trustee of Volunteer Matters, the UK volunteering charity and a member of their Finance & Audit Committee as well as a Director of the Career Development Institute (CDI), the UK wide professional body for career development professionals. She is a former trustee of Project Scotland and a former Trustee of Changing the Chemistry where she now chairs its Strategic Communications Advisory Group.

Julie-Anne has significant experience of policy and strategy and change management within a variety of leadership roles with Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland and public inquiries. She is currently Chief Executive of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, Scotland’s largest judicial led public inquiry.

Julie-Anne will become President of CtC in August 2022.

Tanya Castell MBE – Founding Ambassador and Immediate Past President 

Tanya Castell founded CtC in 2011 and led our peer support network for the first decade.  In addition to her work for CtC, Tanya has a non-executive portfolio of her own applying her broad international financial services background and strong risk, regulatory and corporate governance expertise. e

Changing the Chemistry Tanya Castell

Tanya’s non-executive board roles include Border to Coast Pension Partnership (set up to manage the assets of 11 local authority pension funds) and the Bank of England Prudential Regulation Committee

She is also a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Regulatory Decisions Committee.  Previous board roles include Scottish Canals, Fettes College, Standard Life Savings, the UK bank Handelsbanken plc and the board of Faster Payments Scheme before its consolidation into Pay.UK.