Meet our Staff

Meet the staff at Equal Futures.

Jayne Laidlaw

Managing Director

Catherine Parkinson

Project Coordinator Glasgow

Catherine is the Project Coordinator for Glasgow and joined Equal Futures in April 2020. As Project Coordinator, Catherine supports and nurtures families’ and volunteers’ engagement with Equal Futures.
Catherine also works for the National Autistic Society (mentoring higher education students with autism) and for the University of Glasgow’s widening participation department (working with school students across the West of Scotland to help them become informed about and access higher education).
Catherine is committed to facilitating and supporting an inclusive society, in which every member of society can experience a good quality of life.

Caroline Beattie

Project Coordinator Ayrshire

Caroline is one of the Project Coordinators with Equal Futures and joined on 1st April 2020. Caroline’s role involves recruiting and supporting our volunteers.
Caroline’s background is in Financial Services, but she has always enjoyed volunteer work and came to the decision last year that she wanted a career change to make a difference to peoples’ lives.
Caroline has lived on Glasgow’s Southside for 20 years and is married with three teenage sons.