Board Members

Adam Findlay – Chairman

Adam Findlay is a Scottish based entrepreneur whose interests mostly centre around broadcasting and web casting based businesses.  Adam was once the proprietor of the station now known as WAVE FM and one of the founding trustees of Help for Kids.  Adam is also the director of Original 106 Aberdeen, Media Investments Ltd, Adjem Ltd and international shipping company, Ecosse Marine.

“As I was going about the day to day business of running the station it became very apparent that there was a gap in the support network trying to target the poverty and severely disadvantaged children in Dundee & Perth.  Help for Kids aims to plug that gap targeting both groups and individuals who fall between the “funding gaps” of local or national support systems.  Our Trustees all have strong local connections with the area and are uniquely placed to recognise the local needs and reach out to those most in need”.

Angus Hay – Trustee

Angus Hay is Founding Director at DC Consulting heading up the corporate finance team.  Angus has strong knowledge and significant experience of the private equity investment market, Scottish Co-Investment partners and the independent venture capitalist network. For over 15 years Angus has worked alongside the DC Consulting team to raise over £260 million in investment for clients across a broad spectrum of sectors.

Angus is also Director at Kelvin Capital Ltd, a Glasgow based investment syndicate funding growth and young business.  Kelvin Capital has an investment portfolio of 22 companies, one of which, Jon Fleming Group, provides complex health care to families throughout Scotland.

“I have been delighted to be involved in Help for Kids since its inception.  As a proud Dundonian, it’s been fantastic to see the city emerge and grow to one of the UK’s most exciting locations. Like all cities we have areas that require additional support and I am delighted to be involved in a charity that focuses on these issues and every penny raised stays in the local area, to support disadvantaged children from all backgrounds to allow them the opportunity to thrive”. 

Laura McDowall – Trustee

Laura is a Private Client Partner in local law firm Blackadders.  She deals with Wills, Trusts, Taxation, Charities, Executry Estates and Adults with Incapacity including Power of Attorney, Guardianship Orders and Financial Management.  Both her legal experience and the support of her firm Blackadders is invaluable to Help for Kids.

Laura was born in Dundee, attending Ancrum Road Primary School, Harris Academy and Dundee University; for both her undergraduate degree and postgraduate diploma.  Laura stays local and is very passionate about the city.  Having grown up in Dundee Laura has witnessed firsthand the devasting effects that poverty and deprivation have on local children.

“Laura joined the Help for Kids board in 2012 with the aim of helping as many local disadvantaged children as possible”.

Dennis Macphail  – Trustee

Dennis has 20 years international experience in the electronics industry heading up the European operations for companies such as Madison Cable and Digital Equipment.  For the past 15 years he has operated as an advisor and consultant providing development support to over 30 technology -based turnarounds and start-up companies.  Chairman position roles over the years include Innova Partnerships, Novarum DX and Rotawave Scotland.  In addition to Help for Kids Dennis is also a Director/Trustee of Dundee Heritage Trust.

“Doing whatever we can to help improve the lives of disadvantaged kids is of huge importance to me. The work carried out by Help for Kids is a great example of how we can make a difference ”

Fiona Marshall  – Trustee

Fiona and her family moved to the Dundee area in 2000 for her to start a new job with local, scientific company, Cypex Limited. Although her 25-year career in medical diagnostics has allowed her to travel far and wide, Fiona has long-since adopted Tayside as her home. Even today, as CEO of AgPlus she works down in Bedfordshire during the week and commutes back to Dundee at weekends, for HFK meetings and events and to honour her commitments as an Elder at Balgay Parish Church.

Fiona first heard about HFK’s life-changing work through fellow Trustee, Dennis McPhail whom she worked with on the Board of Novarum DX. She has always been actively involved with local and national fundraising in various forms. However, recognising the level of poverty and difficulties that so many young children suffer in her local community, she wanted to be able to support a Dundee based charity in their quest to help children have a better quality of life.

 “Help for Kids has managed to change so many children’s lives in the local community and I am proud to be part of a great team that are dedicated to this.”

Malcolm Angus – Trustee

        1997-2000   Deputy Manager, Wellgate Shopping Centre, Dundee

•      2000 – 2001  Operations Manager, Frogmore Estates, Manchester

•      2001 – 2006 Regional Estates Manager, Savills, North West

•    2006 – 2014 General Manager, JLL Estates, North West

•     2014 to Present General Manager, JLL, Overgate, Dundee

“Overgate have been supporting Help for Kids since conception and we are immensely proud of the achievements of the Charity, the support of local children through funding is vital to improve their Social Welfare regardless of economic circumstances. Going forward with the support of Board Members and Corporate Partners we will endeavour to further improve the lives of those in need of the Charities help”.

Bruce Linton – Trustee

Bruce Linton was born in Dundee in 1953, was educated at Dundee High School and has remained in the city all his days.

With more than twenty years’ experience and a diverse property portfolio, Bruce Linton together with a significant number of related companies is one of Scotland’s leading property investment/development individuals.   Bruce Linton’s solid reputation and broad portfolio of successfully completed and ongoing projects have no doubt been an important factor in this success.

From 2000 to March 2015, he was Chairman of The Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust Tayside.

An Honorary Fellow of the University of Dundee; A member of the Board of Directors of Dundee Industrial Heritage Trust Limited and also a Trustee of Tayside Building Preservation Trust

Bruce is married with three grown up daughters and one grandson.

“Bruce is a great supporter of Help for Kids and has been since the charity began”.