"I’m proud to play a part in BIG becoming an intelligent funder – working in partnership, making a difference through what we fund, learning from experience and sharing the results"
Maureen McGinn has been a member of the Scotland Committee of the Big Lottery Fund since March 2007 and is also currently an advisor on social justice to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and a member of the steering group of the Partnership Drugs Initiative of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland.
Her past grant making experience also includes running the Laidlaw Youth Trust which promoted partnership working between charities supporting children and vulnerable young people in Scotland.
Her earlier career included periods working for a charity, atrade union and in central and local government. Born and brought upin Perth, she attended Perth Academy and is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. Maureen lives in Edinburgh and is married to Sir John Elvidge and so, on occasions, is also known as Maureen, Lady Elvidge.