Meet Lesley Munro, Camphill School Aberdeen Trustee

May 13, 2024

Our ‘Meet the Team’ series highlights the exceptional staff and volunteers who work hard to make Camphill School Aberdeen the wonderful place it is. In our latest profile we’re shining the spotlight on one of our Trustees, Lesley Munro.


Trustees are appointed to the board on a voluntary basis as non-executive directors of Camphill School Aberdeen. The main purpose of the board is to ensure sound governance and to shape the strategic development of the charity.


Joining in June 2023 Lesley is our most recent addition to the board. She applied for the role after hearing about our ambitious plans and from other board members about their experiences with us. She was aware of the impact of our sector-leading support and knew that her skills could benefit the board’s decision-making.


Each trustee has their own unique skills and expertise that they bring to the board to help steer Camphill School Aberdeen in a strategic direction that benefits the children and young people that the charity supports. Lesley brings her years of financial and business experience. After studying Accountancy and Economics at Aberdeen University, Lesley qualified as a chartered accountant working with local and global businesses ever since.


About her role on the board, Lesley said: “My role on the board is to continue to ensure that every penny is put to good use and delivers a strong social return on investment. My experience in financial management means I can help advise how best the charity’s finances can be used efficiently and effectively. I also provide general guidance on the charity’s day-to-day accounting.”


She plays an important part in our Building Futures, Transforming Lives capital appeal by ensuring that our financial processes are as robust as they possibly can be and by helping the wider financial team.


When asked about the impact the Building Futures, Transforming Lives campaign will have, Lesley said: “The Building Futures, Transforming Lives capital appeal will make a massive difference to the additional children and young people that we will be able to help, as well as enhance the lives of those who already receive our support. I’m excited for the charity to be more accessible to those who need our support as well as for more people to discover the transformational work Camphill School Aberdeen carries out.”


Lesley’s favourite part of being a Trustee of Camphill School Aberdeen is that everyone on the board has the charity's best interests in mind and are all working towards the same goal. The board is also made up of a varied and friendly bunch of individuals who all take the time to listen to the thoughts and ideas of the other board members.


Out with her day job and supporting the Camphill School Aberdeen board, Lesley enjoys walking her dogs and spending time with her family.


And Lesley’s view on becoming a trustee of Camphill Aberdeen? “It is highly rewarding. Not only do you get the opportunity to use your expertise to help local young people and their families who need support, but you also learn a lot from your fellow Trustees.”

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