Board Of Directors

SURF’s Board of Directors are responsible for providing the strategic vision for the organisation and the services that it provides. The Board also provides a wide range of expertise, experience and contacts in support of SURF’s engagement with the multi-sectoral nature of regeneration policy and activity.

Pippa Coutts (Chair)
Evidence Exchange Lead, Scotland

Jim Rafferty (Vice Chair)
Formerly Chief Executive of Capital City Partnership

Robert Mcdowall (Audit Director)
Independent Research Professional – and former Head of DTZ’s Property Regeneration Team in Scotland

Peter Allan
Community Planning Manager
Dundee City Council

Jamie Ballantine
Social Regeneration Manager
Queens Cross Housing Association

David Coulter
Independent Consultant – and former Head of Inclusion at Scottish Enterprise

Alistair Grimes
Independent Consultant – formerly of Rocket Science, CEiS and the Wise Group

Prof. Annette Hastings
Professor of Urban Studies
University of Glasgow

David Hume
Public Policy Specialist – and former Chief Executive of Scottish Borders Council

Jennifer McGlone
Glow Arts

Ken McKinlay
Public Policy Specialist – and former Head of Education Services and Head of Culture & Sport in East Renfrewshire Council

Tam Munro
Coordinator of Peterson Park Hall – and Chair of West & Central Glasgow Voluntary Sector Network

Mike O’Donnell
Youth Employability Manager
Skills Development Scotland

Andrew Ormston
Founder & Director of Drew Wylie Ltd – and Quality & Evaluation Expert for the EU’s Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency

Mhairi Reid
Policy and Learning Adviser
Big Lottery Fund in Scotland

Richard Rollison
Head of External Business Policy, European Structural Funds Division
The Scottish Government

Matt Roy
Account Director & Strategist for Editions Financial – also Funding Panel Member for Resilient Scotland & Treasurer for Greener Leith

Prof. Sarah Skerratt
Director of the Rural Policy Centre
Scotland’s Rural College

Ian Wall
Surveyor and Property Developer – and former Chief Executive of The EDI Group

Kate Wimpress
North Edinburgh Arts



Andy Milne
Chief Executive
Tel: 0141 440 6390


Derek Rankine
Policy and Participation Manager
Tel: 0141 440 6393


Emma Scott
Information and Communications Officer
Tel: 0141 440 6392


Elaine Cooper
Practice and Learning Coordinator
Tel: 0141 440 6394


Alison Boyd
Financial Administrator
Tel: 0141 440 6391


Jacqueline Stables
Research & Administrative Assistant
Tel: 0141 440 6391

Where We Are

SURF's main office is a former police station in Govan, Glasgow

SURF’s main office is a former police station in Govan, Glasgow

SURF has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Our main office address is:

Orkney Street Enterprise Centre
18-20 Orkney Street, Govan
Glasgow G51 2BX
Tel: 0141 440 0122
Fax: 0141 583 4151

(Nearest underground: Govan)

Our Edinburgh office address is:

The Canon Mill
1-3 Canon Street
Edinburgh EH3 5HE
Tel: 0131 270 6030
Fax: 0131 270 6031

Aberdeen City Council
Capital City Partnership
Clyde Gateway
Creative Scotland
Dundee Partnership
Edinburgh City Council
Glasgow City Council
Glasgow Housing Association
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Jobs and Business Glasgow
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Scottish Government
Skills Development Scotland