Lee Thorburn

Why did you choose to work for Waverley Care?

I joined the WC Board after two years volunteering as a befriender. I admire the work undertaken by WC and wanted to do more with the organisation. A trustee position seemed like the next step and a great opportunity to shape the direction of the charity. I also have a background in HR and was keen to ensure the staff of WC had a voice and are fully supported.

Tell us about life before Waverley Care.

Life outside WC is very busy as I work full-time for Scottish Government in a HR position. I have a large circle of friends, enjoy going on holiday and have a real passion for cinema and theatre.

What do you most enjoy about working with Waverley Care

I still undertake my befriending role and enjoy this immensely. Being on the board of WC has given me the opportunity to shape policy, support staff and volunteers and try to ensure through a range of measures, WC is in a strong position for the future.

What do you do in your spare time?

I love all aspects of cinema and enjoy going to the theatre and dance. I just started a spin class, so fitness is important and I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Who inspires you?

The staff of WC – their passion, commitment and kindness. In fact all people who work in the third sector as let’s face it, with the talent I have worked with over the last three years, they could be earning a good deal more in the private sector. However they have chosen to workin this arena and their energy and passion never ceases to amaze me. Authors such as John Irving, Patrick Gale and Agatha Christie for their limitless talent. Wendy Cope as she is the poet I would like to be.

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