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Gillian DowGillian Dow

Gillian is the Operational Director responsible for the overall performance of the Community Service and Supported Accommodation services provided by the organisation across the City of Glasgow as well as the strategic development and on-going financial viability of the organisation.

Gillian started working with Mainstay Trust Ltd in June 2000. Her initial role as the Community Service Manager, had a remit to create a community based service to compliment the Residential services already provided by the organisation. Coming from a background of organising respite for Carers in her role as Project Coordinator of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers Centre based in the East End this was a natural step and by early 2001 community based services were starting to be provided in Glasgow.

Her background in finance comes from earlier in her career, including working within retail fashion, travel industry and airline all in financial roles, culminating in her achievement of a Masters in Business Administration from the University of the West of Scotland in 2009.

At home Gillian enjoys reading, walking her dog Samantha, spending time with her son Calum and watching Star Trek Generations.