Meet our Staff

Meet the staff at Equal Futures.

Jayne Laidlaw

Managing Director

Jayne’s career in the Voluntary sector began over 30 years ago. She trained in Community Development at the University of Glasgow and holds further qualifications in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Contemporary Scottish Law, and Leadership. She is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute and has a keen interest in developing people’s potential in the workplace and in the wider community. Jayne previously worked for the NSPCC and held accountability for efficiency workstreams on their transformational change program before becoming a Public Appointee. As Head of the National Confidential Forum she heard formal testimony from people who experienced institutional care during childhood, published findings reports and made policy and practice recommendations to Scottish Government. Jayne has two grown up sons and enjoys being outdoors on long scenic walks or open water swimming in all seasons.

Jane Mcallister

Project Coordinator - Edinburgh and Lothians

Jane is thrilled to be involved with Equal Futures and supports the unique model of support that Equal Futures offer to individuals and their families when it comes to planning for the future.
She has had a varied career starting off in Hospitality Management which she loved as she happiest making others happy. After having children, she entered the field of social care specifically working with adults with autism and learning disability, an equally rewarding career.
Throw in several years of running her own business, she has now settled In what she believes is her dream Job. Having children with ASD gives her a drive to make a real difference with Equal Futures.

Kelly Malyan

Project Coordinatior - Ayrshire

Kelly has experience of working with many different groups within the community, specifically with young people and people with a learning disability. Her passions are mental health, LGBTQ issues and improving equality within society. She has a cocker spaniel called Maizy and a horse called Ryley and looking after her two fur babies takes up a lot of her personal time. She also enjoys walking, swimming and gardening.

Donna McCallum

Project Coordinator - Greater Glasgow

Donna is pleased to be joining Equal Futures at such an exciting time and being involved in the development of the new Equal Futures team. She has experience in a variety of care settings, including working with young people in a residential care and more recently as a team manager for adults with a learning disability, mental health, and Autism. In her free time, she loves going on holidays abroad and staycations in the UK.

Shona Fleming

Personal Assistant

Shona Fleming is Personal Assistant to our Managing Director, Shona specialises in the organisations administration and with the “don’t panic” mantra in mind she finds there is no challenge too big or strong for her to conquer. Shona has a passion for cooking and showing off her recipes on Instagram and when she’s not working or in the kitchen she can usually be found at the side of a football field cheering on her 2 boys who she is sure will be future stars one day or she will be walking her Golden Retriever, Harper in the Ayrshire