Board Member Update - Monday

26 June 2023

Our newest Board member is Hilary Phillips

As a business writer and trainer, Hilary worked as a freelancer, then ran her own business, contributing to a plethora of websites,  and enabling  others to communicate effectively. Over the years her work has included technical writing for a software house, writing about science and writing about technology businesses in Scotland.

At the start of the pandemic she joined YouthLink Scotland, leading on Digital Youth Work and supporting the development of STEM in  informal education.  YouthLink Scotland has a key role at the heart of the youth work sector and Hilary has been delighted to combine her long-term involvement in youth work as a volunteer with the transferable skills from her work experience, with the belief that youth work can support and enable those young people who feel furthest away from opportunity.

As a parent and foster carer, she has diverse experience of education. Currently a carer (long term) for a neuro-diverse young person she has experience of advocating for their educational needs. She also has three adult birth-children who experienced a mix of state and independent education and all went on to study for degrees in STEM subjects.