Our people

Our people

Meet the Charlie House team - we are a small but mighty bunch!

Every Charlie House staff member truly understands the value of our work, going above and beyond to improve our services so we can support more children and their families each and every year

Our Leadership Team

John Brebner, Chief Executive Officer

John Brebner, Chief Executive Officer

With a wealth of leadership skills, numerous board level roles, and more than 40 years in the finance sector, John leads the strategy and vision at Charlie House. Passionate about not only completing the build of our support centre, John also aims to expand on our long-term strategy outwith the Big Build Appeal to ensure continued progression for the charity and our service users.

Leigh Ryrie, Children & Family Support Manager

Leigh Ryrie, Children & Family Support Manager

A qualified nursery nurse and Senior Hospital Play Specialist with more than 20 years' experience providing bereavement support and training, working with children and families of a variety of ages, stages and medical conditions. Leigh is also a Child Protection trainer and officer for Charlie House with the main purpose of her role seeing her work alongside families to identify their needs and how best to provide information and practical support that will really make a difference to their lives.

Nicci Strachan, Finance Manager

Nicci Strachan, Finance Manager

A qualified FCCA Accountant with 28 years' experience in the industry, Nicci’s main role is to manage the accounting and finance function of the charity’s associated commercial entities and various projects. She ensures that all finance policies and procedures and financial governance processes are developed and maintained in line with regulatory requirements.

Our Charlie House HQ Team

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Alethea Williams

Corporate fundraising coordinator

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Bradley Marr

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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Claire Darragh

Donor Engagement Specialist

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Claire Pocock

Children & Family Activity Coordinator

David Loumgair

David Loumgair

Fundraising Coordinator


Dolina Bell

Volunteer & Information Coordinator

Fiona Tough

Fiona Tough

Children & Family Support Worker

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Jenna Simpson

Fundraising Coordinator

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Jill Cameron

Marketing & Communications Coordinator


Jill Simpson

Donor Engagement Manager

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Kamila Waleczek

Finance Assistant


Kirsty Jarvie

Marketing & Communications Team Lead

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Leanne McIntosh

Grants & Trusts Team Lead

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Louise Bone

Fundraising Coordinator

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Lucy Jamieson

HR Administrator

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Ollie Middleton

Fundraising Team Lead

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Rachel Davidson

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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Sarah McLenan

Volunteer and Information Co-ordinator


Shannon Hadden

Grants & Trusts Funding Officer

Zoe Bavidge

Zoe Bavidge

Office Administrator

Our Retail Team

Fraser MacEachren

Fraser MacEachran

Retail Manager

Ana Angulo

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Aidan Purss

ReCHarge Host

Amy Simpson

ReCHarge Host

Anya Gauld

ReCHarge Host

Darcy Watson

ReCHarge Cafe Supervisor

Ellis Johnstone

ReCHarge Host

Hannah McLellan

ReCHarge Host

Katelyn Gall

ReCHarge Host

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ReCHarge Host

Taylor Manson

Market Assistant

"Behind the scenes, our dedicated and friendly team works tirelessly to raise awareness, generate income and deliver vital services to families across the North-east. We are incredibly proud of them!"

Tracy Johnstone
Meet our Fundraising Team Lead, Ollie

Meet our Fundraising Team Lead, Ollie

We sat down with our amazing Fundraising Team Lead, Ollie, to find out more about his team, important fundraising events, and how people can get involved in fundraising for Charlie House!

Say hello to Jenna

Say hello to Jenna

Meet Jenna, one of our fantastic Fundraising Coordinators at Charlie House. Find out more about her journey with us.

Read about Bradley's student placement experience

Read about Bradley's student placement experience

Placement Student Bradley Marr shares their experience following a 12-week Marketing & Communications work experience professional student placement at Charlie House.

Our hard work in action

Charlie House team in Curated Big Bounce weekend 2022
Jenna Volunteer Big Bounce
Charlie House Team Celebrate Aberdeen Finalists 2022
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