Meet the Board

Steven Whalley

Chair

Steven Whalley has been on the Board of Equal Futures since May 2021.

Steven worked in Financial Services for over 40 years, mainly for large life, pensions and investments companies like AEGON, Prudential and Standards Life. In these companies he has worked in Marketing and Risk roles.

Steven is a volunteer Board member of another charity, Garvald West Linton, and is the the Vice Chairperson of the Scottish Police Pension Board, which is part of the Scottish Public Pension Agency. He is also a volunteer adviser of the early resolutions team of the Pension Ombudsman Service.

Steven lives in West Linton, in the Scottish Borders. He is married to Kate and has three children. Steven is involved with his local Church being an Elder and leading services. His interests include watching football (he is an Oldham Athletic fan being originally from Oldham, learning to play bridge, playing backgammon and reading.

Ken McGown

Non-executive Director

Alex Hewitt

Non-executive Director

Alex has been on the Board of Equal Futures since May 2021.

Alex has had a successful career as an entrepreneur and financial specialist. He has been founder or co-funder of a number of companies.

Recently he has held the role of Chief Commercial Legal Officer, covering responsibility for legal, governance, risk and compliance functions for a company providing software and services to organisations operating within highly regulated industries. Previously he was their Group Commercial Director.

Recognising his acumen, he was recently appointed as Chief Operating Officer at Once For All, who provide supply chain management solutions for the construction industry.

Alex enjoys travel and is a certified Scuba Diver instructor.

Frankee Fouin

Non-executive Director

Frankee joined the Equal Futures board in September 2022. Frankee has been working in social care for ten years and wanted to bring her experiences of working on the front line to the board.

Frankee has gained experience working alongside people who have a learning disability or autism. Not only does Frankee have her own experience of having a family member supported by social care workers, she is also autistic and is keen to learn and to raise awareness of the strengths of neurodivergency. Alongside the challenges within a society that still has a lot of progress and adaption to do to become more inclusive.

Frankee enjoyed meeting the people within Equal Futures and saw the incredible job that we do. If you see me, please feel free to say hello and have a chat!

Katie Winn

Non-Executive Director

Matthew Smith

Non-Executive Director