In addition to the day-to-day team, FYF has the support of five Trustees who bring with them a wealth of business expertise.
Davy is the Founder and Director of Quicksale Property Auctions, a unique estate agency and property auction company which deals with a range of hard-to-sell and quirky properties. He has become a leading voice in the industry in Scotland and is regularly invited to speak at events across the country as well as being a recognisable voice on the radio. Despite being Director of the company, Davy sees each property personally and often helps clients not only with the selling of their property but also overall finance management and personal guidance.
In 2003, Davy purchased Law Castle in West Kilbride. The Castle is a fifteenth century building which he restored and renovated to become one of Scotland’s most historic holiday homes which facilitates weddings and events and increases tourism in the local area. Prior to Quicksale and Law Castle, Davy owned and operated the successful Howwood Inn pub. He is considered one of Scotland’s successful entrepreneurs, and mentors many others on the rise.
Davy is Cor’s brother, and was instrumental in both her recovery and the formation of Finding Your Feet. As well as general business expertise and contacts, Davy is our bank signatory and contributes significantly to the strategic evolution and day-to-day running of the charity and is an active voice to raise awareness and draw attention to it’s mission.
BDS (Glasg.), MSc (Dent Sci), MJDF (RCS Eng)
Chas qualified as a dentist from the University of Glasgow in 1989 and has since become partner in a family dental practice in Port Glasgow where he has held the position of Principal Dentist and sole owner in the practice since 1991. Throughout his life Chas has been a keen rugby union player and served as President of Glasgow Hawks rugby club.
Chas was inspired to help FYF after being amazed at Cor’s resilience in the face of her adversity following her quadruple amputation in 2013. He became a Trustee when the charity was founded, and has been overwhelmed by the way Cor has used her circumstances to effect positive change in the way amputees are viewed by society.
Scott is a partner at Middle East law firm, EKP. He practices in construction and commercial property law and is based in Dubai. He also deals with all property related matters including sales, purchases, landlord and tenant and investment legal issues.
Scott qualified in Scotland and has since worked in Ireland and Dubai. His practice takes him across the Middle East but home is now Dubai where he lives with his wife Emma and two boys.
Scott lectures on property matters at the Dubai Real Estate Institute and sits on the Independent Governance Committee (IGC) for the Responsible Sourcing of Gold and Precious Metals in DMCC, which accounts for approximately 25% of global gold trade.
He was recommended by the Legal 500 for “attention to detail, in-depth knowledge of the applicable laws and interpretation of the law’s application in the commercial environment of Dubai.” He was also named a “rising star” in the 2nd Edition of the “Guide to the World’s Leading Construction Lawyers.” He was also a keen rugby player and is a former captain of Glasgow Hawks RFC and Old Belvedere RFC (Dublin).
Scott is also Cor’s younger brother and was instrumental in setting up Finding Your Feet and supporting Cor with her recovery. Scott provides the charity with invaluable legal advice as well as strategic direction.
Jan has worked in media for a number of years now. Her role at her current agency, Republic of Media, is Broadcast Account Director where she works across a wide variety of clients and manages the Broadcast Department. On a day to day basis Jan recommends Broadcast strategies/manages campaigns on TV, BVOD and Cinema for clients such as The Scottish Government, Drumond Park Board Games, SAMH, Velux, Air Transat and Boe Gin.
When she’s not being a busy mum to her 4 kids, Jan runs a non-profit making ‘movement and music class’ for kids with disabilities called Jazzy Movers. Jan is our Safeguarding representative on the Board and also volunteers at Finding Your Feet clubs, as well as shares information to amputees across the UK and helping out as an administrator in our social media groups. Her daughter, Keeley, was one of our first Junior Troopers, meaning Jan has felt the benefits of the work that Finding Your Feet does and is in a perfect position to raise awareness and spread the word. She is also a great source of information to guide our work with young amputees.
Christine Skinner is a retired Senior Lecturer in Podiatry. Her career spanned a number of years at Glasgow Caledonian University where she led programmes in Podiatry at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her teaching and research interests focused on Diabetic Foot Disease where her key achievements included lead involvement in establishing the Scotland’s first multi-disciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic at (the now) Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow as well as numerous research and consultancy projects for educational institutions and the World Health Organisation across the Middle East and Asia.
Christine maintains an active interest in her medical field and has continued her involvement with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow where she has held a number of offices during her career. In testament to her standing and commitment Christine was elected Dean Elect to the Faculty in 2019 and in June 2020 she took on the prestigious role of Dean.
Christine has volunteered for the charity for many years. She has worked with Troopers both individually and in a group setting to provide advice on foot care and Podiatry in general. Her wealth of contacts and expertise in a medical field with clear links to amputees is hugely beneficial for the charity, and she is a guiding voice on our medical related campaigns and initiatives, as well as our bank signatory. On top of that, Christine makes a weekly appearance at our Ampu-Teas sessions, helping out with teas, coffees and home baking as well as spending valuable time with the FYF Troopers.