Ailsa brings a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit sector, including work on human rights, health, and the environment. Of particular relevance to their new role, Ailsa was the first Executive Director of ILGA-Europe, at a time when EU-wide LGBT legislation was taking effect. They also led the Equality Network in Edinburgh and was Director of the Terrence Higgins Trust in Scotland.
Ailsa’s campaigning for LGBT rights was recognised in 2005 with the Ian Dunn Memorial Award for Activism, nominated by Stonewall Scotland and awarded by Pride Scotia.
When not campaigning for LGBTQ+ rights, Ailsa enjoys a number of outdoor pursuits, including rugby, cycling, boats, and walking, and for many years was a keen balloon pilot. The move to Cork will, hopefully, enable Ailsa to explore their Irish roots and become part of the vibrant community in South West Ireland. To get in touch email firstname.lastname@example.org