Christine has been a friend of OYCI from its early foundations as a CIC and then as a trustee making the journey to gaining charitable status. “I love being a trustee for this dynamic, creative and enabling organisation where young people’s voices genuinely lead the direction of programmes and activities. I look forward to bringing my experience in Education and Human Rights, both within the third and public sectors, 8 years of board membership at HELM, Dundee and my commitment to young people and poverty alleviation, to the exciting work of OYCI.”
Erin is currently a student at the university of Edinburgh, studying sustainable development. She has been involved with OYCI since it started back in 2017 and loves getting to see the amazing work they do. Erin joined the board in 2022 and enjoys working together with the other board members to ensure that OYCI is doing the best job it can do to support and provide opportunities for young people in the community.
Jill McIntyre works as a project manager for the Institute of Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research at Heriot Watt University. She is a law graduate with a wealth of experience in project management, research, evaluation and policy development both self-employed and previously as Policy and Research manager at sportscotland and Private Secretary and Policy Advisor at the Home Office. Jill worked with Shona Ulrichsen on the initial young persons’ consultation for EDF Energy which led to the development of OYCI. She worked with the team in the early days to scope and set up OYCI as an organisation and since then has remained involved as a volunteer on the Board. Jill lives in Edinburgh with her husband and 11 year old twin daughters Ellie and Laurie. She does several voluntary roles in her own community and would love to see an OYCI developed to benefit young people in her area too!
Niki joined OYCI in 2020. With experience of youth work very early on in her career, Niki was delighted to be invited to become involved again in this area of work with an organisation local to her that is genuinely youth led. With 20 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors, Niki loves being able to work with her fellow board members and the fantastic OYCI team to help the organisation to keep growing and developing what it is able to offer.